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Hard drive swap

Last response: in Storage
February 20, 2011 3:57:50 PM

Is it possible to swap out a HD from a dell PC to a non dell pc with the dell OS minus the drivers.

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a c 415 G Storage
February 20, 2011 4:31:13 PM

Hard drives don't require drivers (only the SATA or IDE controller does), so you shouldn't have any problem moving a hard drive to or from a Dell or non-Dell PC.

However if you're talking about moving the OS drive to a different machine, that can be a lot more problematic, because the different machine will likely have a different chipset, etc. - and those will require different drivers.