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I have two dell computers. A dell Optima GX270 with an 80 Gig harddrive (that is my primary business computer) and a Dimension E310 P4 with an 80 Gig harddrive with a hidden reserve harddrive. The Optima ceased operating this morning. As a consequence I want to move the 80 Gig harddrive from the Optima to the Dimension and make the Dimension my new primary computer. Here are the issues. 1) Which physical drive is the primary and which is the reserve? 2) Do I have to format the reserve to clean off existing data before installing the 80 Gig from the Optima? How do I do this as it is hidden? 3) How do I instruct the Dimension to make a complete backup of the new harddrive? 4) It looks like Dell has propritary method of removing and installing harddrives - I need you to talk me through how to do a Dell.

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To know which is which all you need to is look on the harddrive to the back where the jacks go when you remove the jacks you will see a little plastic jack on two pins you can remove the jack to make the harddrive reserve once you remove this jack the hardddrive is know longer the main one.If you any problems please let me know thank you. (rate me)

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