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Old 03-02-2005, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 40gig ATA100 HD that is getting pretty old.
I would like to buy a 80gig SATA drive and backup some of my info onto there.

Do I need to do anything other than just installing the hard drive, and can I install an operating system on it so that I don't have to format/etc when the first one fails?
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Well now first question is do you have a SATA port on your MOBO.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its best for an IDE.
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u should be able to have an operating system on both
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I have SATA on my mobo. If I didn't I wouldn't buy a SATA HD.
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