how to transfer data

  JACC 11:23 26 Dec 2008

My pc has vista ultimate and i'm wondering if you can tell me how to transfer data from one ext hdd to another ext hdd,the older ext hdd is starting to fail ie locking up and freezing so i would like to transfer data to a new drive,oh and merry christmas :-)

  Pineman100 11:58 26 Dec 2008

Simply attach the new drive to your computer, in the same way as the old one, then copy all of the contents from the old drive to the new.

If you suspect that the old drive is failing, then I should do it urgently. If it tends to lock up from time to time, then you may have to do the job in bits and pieces, so be sure that you keep accurate records on what files you have transferred.

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