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Copy Information To new SATA hard drive

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Copy Information To new SATA hard drive

dermot_sullivan
I have recently purchased a new SATA hard drive. I have changed my motherboard for my Inspiron 9300 to have Sata Connections. Whats the best way to copy all my information from my old IDE hard drive to my new SATA hard drive?? Can i copy over the operating system also? Will it work straight away when i connect the new hard drive up to the new motherboard? Any help or advice would be grateful
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dan.cox
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One possible way if the new motherboard does not have an IDE port is to purchase, or borrow from a friend, an external hard drive case that accepts IDE hard drives. Then this external hard drive case most likely being USB would connect through the USB port.
I bought a similar case for $35. You can get a case which will accept both IDE and SATA so you will be able to use the case for other drives as well. This would make it a worth while purchase.

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tiagovalebarbosa
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maybe it's better you install your OS from the start in the SATA disk. Then, try to connect the IDE disk, but DON'T boot from him, run it like a second disk (define it in your BIOS motherbord), the you have your old IDE like the second but you'r working in the SATA.
Now you can copy files from you IDE to your SATA.

If you wanna copy the OS to the SATA disk, it's better to make an image (mirrow), the problem is that the most programs that make images, don't make imagem from a IDE to a SATA.

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tiagovalebarbosa
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maybe it's better you install your OS from the start in the SATA disk. Then, try to connect the IDE disk, but DON'T boot from him, run it like a second disk (define it in your BIOS motherbord), the you have your old IDE like the second but you'r working in the SATA.
Now you can copy files from you IDE to your SATA.

If you wanna copy the OS to the SATA disk, it's better to make an image (mirrow), the problem is that the most programs that make images, don't make imagem from a IDE to a SATA.