How do I get my old hard drive to work with my new one?

Question

I GOT A NEW SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS UDMA AND I WANT TO KNOW IF MY OLD HD WHICH IS 4.3 GIG CAN BE USED WITH THE SAME CABLE ON THE NEW SYSTEM. EXP: 15 GIG HD MASTER AND THAN CONNECT 4.3 GIG PRIMARY SLAVE WHICH IS THE OLDER TECHNOLOGY.

Answer

This question was answered on April 16, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You should be able to slave the old hard drive to the new one I'm assuming your going to be running you new drive with a 80 wire cable versus the old 40 wire cable Regardless there should be no problem Every hard drive maker will tell you however, that there may be certain products that they will not play nice with So the only way to tell is to try it If the configuration causes the new drive to freeze you should see the problem right away The computer may not even boot If this occures power down, and pull the old one out Another option would be to slave the old drive to your CD-Rom, or to add another IDE controler on a Expansion Card They are fairly cheep to purchase.

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Posted by Chester of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 16, 2000