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onlygreg

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I have a hard drive from my pc whose motherboard went, i have an assignment on it i need quite urgently i was wondering if i can plug it into my other PC and if it will work just as another drive?? Or do i need to do something else?
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You can attach it to the secondary channel ( the one with the cd drives) of the working pc to salvage files. Using the secondary channel causes the fewest conflicts.
 

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ok thanks, so if its on secondary it works basically like plug and play?
 
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onlygreg said:
ok thanks, so if its on secondary it works basically like plug and play?
If you have cable select cables then set the jumper to CS.
If you have regular cables then set it to slave...
 
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CouchMaster said:
If you have cable select cables then set the jumper to CS.
If you have regular cables then set it to slave...
No 'special' cables required.
 
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onlygreg said:
ok thanks, so if its on secondary it works basically like plug and play?
From memory I don't think so. Just download a software package from the manufacture's website to install the hard drive.
 

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yeah, you can. I just did it. It worked like plug and play and i managed to get the files. Thanks for your help.
 
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