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Installing maxtor 80 gigs hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nerdandfreak, Sep 4, 2003.

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  1. nerdandfreak

    nerdandfreak Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2003
    hi, i just sucessfully installed my maxtor 80 gigs as my primary slave, and now, i want to change it to primary master(boot master). but im not sure if i should do that coz i dont wanna mess up my pc. is there gonna be a difference?? will my computer loads faster for gaming and video?? what will happen to all my programs in my old hard drive? will they work properly?? should i change it???? just pm me, cool? thankz
  2. active95


    Feb 3, 2002
    Nerdandfreak.. if you want to make the new hard drive master , then you will need to install operating system . Once you got the OS up and running and using windows XP ., use the file transfer wizzard which should take most of your programs and files from the old hard drive to the new one.
    And if you want to make it master , will need to use the "jumper " to make it master ( look in the instructions which came with the hdd how to make it master < if you bought the hdd in a retail box , otherwise go to www.maxtor.com and under the support will get info about it >
    The advantage of the new hard drive would be "faster loading times, " better transfer rate and more reliable ( sorta..)
  3. akita


    Jul 17, 2003
    if you are installing xp to new drive, use ntfs file system instead of fat32? much more stable and reliable...
  4. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    If all you want to do is switch drives without going through all the OS onstall stuff, just use maxtors tools that came with the drive to do a disk to disk copy. Then switch the jumper config to make the new drive master and you will be up and running on the new drive.

    If you don't have the Maxtor MaxBlast3 utility, you can download it here:

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