Replace Slave Drive

  ventanas 13:54 18 Feb 2005

Never actually done this before. I want to replace my existing slave drive with a much bigger one. I assume its just the same procedure as an optical drive. Remove in Device Manager, shut down, swap out the drives and reboot - done.

The replacement drive is already formatted to ntfs.

Thanks for any advice.

  Yoda Knight 14:18 18 Feb 2005

almost right ! just turn off, swap out, reboot, do an auto detect in the bios (assuming the jumpers are set correctly to slave) and reboot

  ventanas 14:26 18 Feb 2005

Thanks, bios already set to autodetect. Will get the screwdriver out tomorrow.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:29 18 Feb 2005

Depends on size, older mother boards may not detect large drives over 127G

the drive makers have software to get round this.

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

  ventanas 16:09 18 Feb 2005

Thanks for that, decided not to leave it till tomorrow. Job done now. All is fine. I have replaced a 20Gb with an 80Gb. Both Seagates. I've used their setup software in the past. Don't know how it compares with others, but it sets up a new drive in no time. Didn't need it this time because the new slave came out of a machine that has just been put out to pasture. Formatted it before removal.

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