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Old 02-05-2006, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never been in this position so I wasn't sure what the answer is. He's got an 80 gig hard drive on his computer. He wants to build a new one. Can he just take the hard drive out of the old, put in the new, and it work fine?
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yea... well depends. What kind of hard drive is it? He might not have the right cables
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yea... well depends. What kind of hard drive is it? He might not have the right cables
Not worried about that, what I was worried about is I wasn't sure if the different hardware components the hard drive wouldn't like and wouldn't function properly. The different cables I'm aware of and we'll sort through that later.
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Unless your buddy is keeping the same motherboard and components he is going to have to format the drive.
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Unless your buddy is keeping the same motherboard and components he is going to have to format the drive.
Nope, he's changing everything BUT the hard drive. Just what I needed to know, thanks.
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He will have to format the hard drive.... make sure he backs up what he has.

There is ONE option.... if he gets a new hard drive, and uses the existing 80 Gig as a slave drive... there wont be a problem if he isn't booting off of it.
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