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Adding 7200 rpm HD to old G-450

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April 23, 2004 6:03:37 PM

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I was recently given a relatives unwanted older Dell
computer carcass which had in it a 20 GB 7200 RPM Maxtor HD. I own a
G-450 with a better video card and such than the Dells, but space is
tight with the 13 GB 5400 drive so I would very much like to add the
Maxtor to my system. I know I can just add it as a slave to the old
drive but it's my understanding that if I do that I won't benefit from
the increased speed of the drive. If I set it as the master..I
imagine I would have to reinstall windows and all my programs? Is
there software that can just kinda move everything over? :p  I have no
CD writer so my backups are limited to my very most precious files on
floppies and I would hate to lose everything I haven't got on them by
doing something stupid. If anyone has some pointers or perhaps the url
for a good how-to on this I would be very appreciative,
TIA
May
"Not all who wander are lost"

-J.R.R. Tolkien

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April 23, 2004 8:40:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

MaxBlast 3 copied my system drive to my new Maxtor drive no problemo...

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/maxblast3.ht...


"May" <ladynospammay@snip.net> wrote in message
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>
> I was recently given a relatives unwanted older Dell
> computer carcass which had in it a 20 GB 7200 RPM Maxtor HD. I own a
> G-450 with a better video card and such than the Dells, but space is
> tight with the 13 GB 5400 drive so I would very much like to add the
> Maxtor to my system. I know I can just add it as a slave to the old
> drive but it's my understanding that if I do that I won't benefit from
> the increased speed of the drive. If I set it as the master..I
> imagine I would have to reinstall windows and all my programs? Is
> there software that can just kinda move everything over? :p  I have no
> CD writer so my backups are limited to my very most precious files on
> floppies and I would hate to lose everything I haven't got on them by
> doing something stupid. If anyone has some pointers or perhaps the url
> for a good how-to on this I would be very appreciative,
> TIA
> May
> "Not all who wander are lost"
>
> -J.R.R. Tolkien
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