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I just purchased a new hard drive

by wily5150 / November 10, 2006 6:39 PM PST

I just purchased a new Seagate 300 gig sata hard drive. My question is, can I use an eide harddrive and a sate harddrive together? The 80 gig hd that I have now is going to be for backup storage and the new hd will hold the operating system. Will they work together? thanks

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Yup....they should work together.
by VAPCMD / November 10, 2006 11:30 PM PST

Question is how are you getting the OS off the 80GB onto the 300GB ?

What version of Windows (and Service Pack) are you using ?

Is your MB BIOS up to date ? PCs without a current BIOS may see not see the full 300GBs of disk space.


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I'm running xp pro w/sp2
by wily5150 / November 11, 2006 8:02 AM PST

I have Acronis true image which should do the trick for transfering everything and as for the bios, yes it is up todate

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I'm thinking that should be OK...just make sure you
by VAPCMD / November 11, 2006 9:22 AM PST

disconnet the old HDD as soon as you've cloned it ...just to avoid any problem when the system reboots and see two HDDs with the same volume ID and OS.

Let us know how it goes.


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(NT) Thanks for the imput guys
by wily5150 / November 11, 2006 7:04 PM PST
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