a progam with the new drive that will allow you to clone old drive.
Running 1-yr-old eMachines PC with WinXP SP2. Recently my main hard drive failed and I did a clean install of WinXP w/updates plus a few apps on the secondary hard drive I had installed a while back--an older drive I just tossed in as a slave.
Noticed a performance lag, and am guessing that it's probably a 5400rpm, instead of the 7200 most drives run at now.
If I buy a new drive, is there a simple way to clone the contents of the slower drive and transfer to the new drive (plugged in as a slave), without having to go through another clean install of everything? I'd like to simply mirror the contents, then pull the old drive and make the new drive the master.
Is the Backup utility in XP up to this task?