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New hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tedmic, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. tedmic

    tedmic Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I just add second hard drive (160g Maxtor 8mg) to my almost full 80g Maxtor 2mg. The new one is on a slave and is much faster than my older one.
    I see on device manger that my primary ide channel device 0 has transfer
    rate is only PIO mode and the device 1 transfer rate is ultra DMA 6.
    I had problems burning DVD w my new lite-on dual layer.
    I would like to switch my system to the new hard drive . What is the best
    way to do it so I do not loose my old data? Will that help my system?
    Thank you very much -Ted
     
  2. n2gun

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    You can go to Maxtor website and download the program they have to transfer from one HD to the other. You will probably find you have a better transfer rate with the new drive.
     
  3. tedmic

    tedmic Thread Starter

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    I meant of the whole system move w windows etc. not just the files.
    Thanx
     
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