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Copy Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 5DoubleO, Feb 21, 2005.

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  1. 5DoubleO

    5DoubleO Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2003
    Hello All,

    Thank you in advance. I currently have a Maxtor 200g hard drive. It contains pictures, wav, mp3, etc.

    My question is how do I copy all these files on to a NEW hard drive on someone else's compter? The hard drive has yet to be installed.

    I am running Windows XP Pro. The new hard drives will also be installed on pcs with XP OS.

    Thank You All for looking!
  2. lemondrop


    Jun 24, 2004
    There are a few options here.
    1. Put the old HDD in with the new and transfer the files
    2. If they are on a network you could transfer the files.
    3. If they both have network cards you could buy a crossover cable and transfer the files.
    4. If they both have USB ports you could network them via USB cable and transfer the files.

    Easiest (if you are comfortable with hardware) and cheapest would be #1. Assuming your 200GB HDD is your primary HDD you could just use the IDE cable from the optical drive on secondary master (unhook any slave) on your friends computer. This way you don't have to mess around with jumper settings.
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