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04-23-2005, 04:52 PM
Hi all,thinking bout getting a new computer.What is the simplest and best way to use old one as slave hard drive?
Thanks for any help!
04-23-2005, 05:23 PM
If the old hard drive is a typical modern EIDE drive just configure it with the jumper for slave and the new one as master and connect them on one EIDE channel with a good quality 80pin EIDE cable. I use a second drive for temporary storage and also for backups of the primary drive with a program like Ghost.
I rarely get a whole new computer, I just upgrade pieces of my computer over time. The biggest upgrade recently I did was a whole new motherboard/CPU/RAM combination plus a new DVD-RW burner drive and a new bigger power supply. I kept the old case and AGP video card/capture card though!
04-24-2005, 03:02 PM
Thanks BadBoy for the help! :cool2:
04-25-2005, 09:16 AM
If you want some technical info
just configure it with the jumper for slave and the new one as masterJust FYI, this is sometimes harder than it at first seems... I have had some fun nights trying to get M/S drive combos working properly.
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