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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bmfw, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. bmfw

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    I have an old hard drive that I want to hook up to my computer, but it still has the old operating system on it. All I have is the hd. can I install the old hd as a slave and then format it? also how many hard drives can be hooked up to any one computer?
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Yes, you can install the old HDD as a slave. The OS won't make a difference since the drive is installed as a slave. It will just be another drive in My Computer.

    Assuming the old HDD is an IDE type..
    Just how many you can have will depend on the specific MB you have. Older MBs generally had two IDE channels which supported two drives each for a total of 4 HDDs or optical drives. Newer MBs will only have one IDE channel connector (2 drives max) since newer drives have moved to the SATA format.
     
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