Do a Google search for cloning software. It will make an exact duplicate of the old drive on the new one. Then insert the new drive as master, set the old drive as slave, and go for it. You will see a performance increase with the faster drive, about 40%.
Maxtor has a free program called MaxBlast, but I don't know if it will work on other drives.
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I am using a hp- a705w, witch came with a Seagate 40gb hard drive. It also came with only 256mb of RAM. I have uped the RAM to 512 mb for now and just purchased a IBM/Hitachi Model 07N9219, 120gb hard drive that I will be installing as a second drive. This IBM drive runs at 7200rpms and the Seek time is 8.5(msec). The Seagate drive that came with the pc, runs 5400rpms. and the Seek time is 12 (msec).
Therefor ideally I would like to make the faster drive the Master and the slower drive the slave. What do you think? Do you see any problem with doing this. If that is the way I should go, how do I transfer the Windows XP, and other programs over the the new Master drive?
One more question. Even though the way I read the specs for each of these dirves I have been told by a tech. that the IBM/Hitachi drive runs much hotter. He says it runs about 106-116 degrees. The spec charts for the Seagate says 0-60 C and the specs for the IBM/Hitachi says it runs 5-55 C. What do you think about this? Shoud I install additional cooling fans and if so what style?
Hey guys, Your answers will be appreicated very much. Thanks a bunch!!!! Roger