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Transferring an internal hard drive to another computer

Just recieved a computer, I want to transfer my aftermarket hard drive from my old dell to my new computer. help?? please?? ;)

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  • ReneBrewer Jan 29, 2008

    I need to set the jumper settings to cable select on my maxtor hard drive...any help??

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Hi,

There are several ways but the easiest would be to use an external USB interface such as a VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter or any comparable product. This would provide the IDE connections to your old hard drive as well as a USB cord to your new PC's USB port. This is of course assuming that all you would want is access to the files/data in the old hard drive.

If your plan is to use the old hard drive as the master (meaning you want to boot from it and use your old OS with its settings on the new PC), chances are you would need to reinstall/repair the old OS since it would not run in the new PC.

If you want to install the old HD as a permanent device inside the new PC, you would need an IDE connector and install the old HD as a secondary master/slave.

If you just need to copy/move files from the old HD to the new PC, the initial method would be your best bet. The interface can be borrowed for a one time use.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jan 14, 2008

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the rating and glad to be of assistance.

    Cheers.

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