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krissymc

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    changing primary hard drive
    « on: February 23, 2013, 03:52:08 AM »
    hi i got a new wd hard drive i have connected it to my computer and ive cloned my original drive now i want to change the new drive to the primary one to boot from it as well and access all my files from it but i still want to keep the original there for space.

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    Re: changing primary hard drive
    « Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 08:29:41 AM »
    What type of connectors do these HDD's have ? ?
    If SATA put the new drive on one of the 1st 2 MBoard SATA connectors...
    Some boards it'll be 1 and 2...some will be 0 and 1.

    Then move the old drive to SATA 3 or higher...this will stop the BIOS from trying to boot the old drive...you can then format it and use it for storage.

    If they are IDE the new drive should be jumpered as master/master w. slave...and the old one as slave...then connect them accordingly...

    MB=====================slave=====master.

    You can then enter the BIOS at boot and set the new HDD as 1st boot priority in the advanced options menu...press F10 to "save changes and exit" and the PC will re-boot.
       
     
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    Re: changing primary hard drive
    « Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 06:45:32 PM »
    Just wanted to state that if she has the older Cable Select type IDE cable then both are set to CS and the position by which it is connected on the cable determines which is Master and Slave.

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    Re: changing primary hard drive
    « Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 07:19:17 PM »
    If there is an option CS is the worst choice  IMHO...
    Kinda why i included the cabling diagram...as crude as it is.
       
     
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