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How to set up two system hard drives in one system??

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January 2, 2009 12:17:18 AM

I have two hard drives loaded with windows XP Pro and have them installed in one case. I want to be able to select which hard drive (system) to boot from on start up by entering the BIOS or selecting from windows. I do this now by moving the controller cable to the drive I want to boot from. One condition, the hard drive I didn’t boot from must not be visible to the system. I connect to a network and I don’t want the other drive scanned or seen by the network admin.
January 2, 2009 12:25:30 AM

That appears to be a little nefarious and a good way to get fired.
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January 2, 2009 12:37:47 AM

One solution is to install each hard disk in an external eSata case and connect the one that you need. Another solution is to install them in a removable disk tray. Both solutions will meet your requirements.
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January 2, 2009 1:02:18 AM

I'm just trying to keep my personal information out of the network environment with out buying two systems. Nothing evil about that.
January 2, 2009 1:06:41 AM

I tried using a disk tray on another system several years ago and the disk got fried after a number of months. I'll take a look at the eSata case. Thanks,
January 2, 2009 1:47:11 AM

If it's not on a company network or your company knows about it, then it's certainly not a problem.

Sounds like eSATA is the way to go.