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royuix

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Hi,
I recently bought a new HDD 2tb to replace a file server 500gb HDD, the file server is the secondary drive so it only has files on it and no programs etc. I was wondering what would be the easiest way to replace it all? Could I hook up the HDD to another PC that's connected to the server and copy all the files? Or is there a easier way I can do it?

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phillpower2

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You could use a HDD enclosure such as the one shown here http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153066
You will note there are cheaper options available, but I like Thermaltake.
Hope this helps.

EDIT: The enclosure I highlighted is for SATA drives only, see the home page
for other options.

Edited by phillpower2, 05 August 2010 - 02:45 AM.

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royuix

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You could use a HDD enclosure such as the one shown here http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153066
You will note there are cheaper options available, but I like Thermaltake.
Hope this helps.

EDIT: The enclosure I highlighted is for SATA drives only, see the home page
for other options.


Thanks for the advice but I don't think it's worth it I could just copy all the files even though it takes a while, and the other HDD is an IDE I believe so it wouldn't work.
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If you have an available SATA port then just install it, transfer the files and remove the 500GB drive.
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