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Old 04-23-2004, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best way to copy files from my old hard drive to my new one. I was thinking about just master/slaving it, but im having a hell of a time getting that to work. One HD is a peice of sh!t and the diagram is hard to understand. Anyway what should I do? Thanks
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Actually, there are two basic ways to copy your data over. The easiest way is to Master/Slave it. It will reduce the transer time needed to copy the files. (Actually there many ways: network, CD-R etc.)

The other is to get a IDE/USB/Firewire adapter. Plug your HDD into the adapter and the PC will recognize it as a Mass Storage Device. This is a little more work and much more money.

What kind of hard drive are you trying to setup as slave. I have a book on old hard drive configurations and I might be able to look it up for you. All I need is Manufacturer and Model number.
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