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Re: Hard Drive Replacement Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mm, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:08:41 -0400, Yousuf Khan
    <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:

    >On 31/08/2010 12:35 AM, jcage@lycos.com wrote:
    >> On Aug 29, 4:11 pm, Yousuf Khan<bbb...@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>> On 29/08/2010 1:01 PM, jc...@lycos.com wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Thanks very much for all the replies, everyone. I'm looking at a
    >>>> "Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Dock - 2.5"/3.5" SATA to USB 2.0", for
    >>>> the purposes of doing a clone and then removing and replacing my
    >>>> internal HDD. Any experience with one of these? Thanks, John
    >>>
    >>> USB drives will be much slower than an internal SATA connection. You
    >>> don't have any room left inside your case for a second hard disk?
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Would this be as simple as temporarily removing my CD drive (to get
    >> bay space) and if I have the spare SATA connection, making that
    >> connection and configuring the hard drive in the bios for cloning ???

    >
    >Sure, you could try that. If you're really that hard up for space, then
    >you may not even really have to permanently install the extra disk. Just
    >open up the case, and leave it open. From there plug the extra hard disk
    >into any spare data and power cables while leaving the hard disk hanging
    >or propped up outside the case. Then you'll be able to do the transfer
    >over.


    Does it matter if the OS and all that other other data is recorded
    while the drive has one orientation, like flat, and then the drive is
    mounted permanently and used in another orientation, like pointed
    down?

    >After that, you can just replace the old hard disk with the new one.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan
     

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