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Getting data from old hard drive


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BenB864

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I want to get a new hard drive (10,000 RPM), to put my OS on but currently have the OS and all my data on another HD. If I install the new OS on the 10K RPM drive, can I just access the information on the old hard drive while they are both hooked up to my mobo, or will it not recognize the data on the old HD?

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98% sure it will. Assuming there isn't some sort of bus conflict or something on the MOBO in which case they probably wouldn't put two IDE/SATA cables in anyways... Just to check though, do you have a *cheap* mobo?
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It will. Make sure you enter the BIOS setup and have the correct devices boot up at the start.
-Tony
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It should, but you could clone your old hard disk, and restore the clone on the new one, to make the process easier.
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