Old Hard Drive

  Citreon 14:34 01 Dec 2006

Having purchased a new hard drive I am about to install it in my PC leaving the old one in as a slave. The local "expert says this is not wise as the old if it fails could bring the new one down. Is this likely.

  Sic 14:36 01 Dec 2006

Not that i have ever heard of, but am willing to be proved wrong!

  Simsy 14:43 01 Dec 2006

That's nonsense. Unless there is some peculiar factor in the reason for the new HDD, and the "expert" has somehow included that in their reasoning, and has come to a contrived conclusion.

However, I suspect that's not the case!



  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:48 01 Dec 2006

Possible but very very unlikely as failed drives are often put in other computers as slave to recover data.

  Totally-braindead 14:50 01 Dec 2006

Rubbish as far as I'm concerned.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:07 01 Dec 2006

leave old one as master and fit new as slave.
saves alot of messing around to get windows running oof slave or transfered to master.

  Jak_1 15:08 01 Dec 2006

I have not heard of that being the case though I stand to be corrected. Personally I would leave the old drive in situ as the C drive and slave the new drive to it. When the C drive failed in my last computer it did not cause any problem to the slave drive, all I had to do was replace the drive, format it and install the OS. The slave drive still worked perfectly with all my backed up data.

  Citreon 17:28 01 Dec 2006

Thanks to all. It' as I thought.

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