Installing new hard drive.

By jas75
Mar 16, 2005
  1. Just purchased a 200 GB SATA drive to replace my IDE drive. what do i do?
    just copy all the data and then set it as the primary drive? the C: drive?
    will it just boot to that drive after the data is transfered or is there somthing else that i have to do.
    OS = WinXPro
    Old HD 60GB IDE
    New HD 200GB SATA
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Depends on what do you man by "copy all the data". Copying the files under Windows will not do - you have to use some disk cloning software to do it.

    Depending on what brand your new hard drive is you could find a drive migration tool on the manufacturers website if you didn't already get a CD with the drive itself.
  3. jas75

    jas75 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is a Western Digital Drive. i thought that copying would not work i will check there web site now thanks.
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