Should I replace my Hard Drive?

  Tycho 17:12 29 Nov 2004

I have had this computer for about 6 years now and have no reason to believe that the HD is about to become faulty. I am wondering if, just as a safety measure, I should replace it or at least add another against the evil day when this one finally wears out.

When I get another I would imnagine that I would transfer all my data and the operating (W2K) system to the new one. Can I just copy all of the directories from one HD to the other to achieve this? Will the computer boot from the new HD after I have done it?

I look forward to your advice.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:15 29 Nov 2004

Yes, it might be advisible to have a secondary disk as a backup, or even use the current disk as the backup and transfer your OS onto the new one.

xxcopy will do the job; the new disk may also come with software that will transfer everything for you.

  Tycho 17:26 29 Nov 2004

Thanks for the thoughts everone.

Jack: My motherboard details as taken using Belarc Advisor are:

Board: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. i440BX-8671
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG 12/01/98

Will this take a large HDD?

  Tycho 17:42 29 Nov 2004

I think that I have another prenet to add to my Christmas list!

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