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Transfering EIDE HDD files to SATA HDD


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ash_melb

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I have just installed a new SATA HDD in my system and have installed Win XP.

I want to transfer some of my old files from my old boot drive (the EIDE drive) to the new one.

However, whenever I have both drives connected, the system will always boot to the old IDE drive. I have tried making this a slave drive, and even a secondary slave, it it always recognises it as the primary boot drive. When I dosconnect the drive, the SATA boots without issues.

what am I missing here? :tazz:

How do I 'de-boot-ise' my old IDE so I can have it connected (to xfer the files) whilst making my new SATA boot as the primary boot drive.

Thanks ,

Ash ;)
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mdl3r1

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Good question!
I have a small PATA/IDE HDD as my primary, and a larger same type HDD as slave...and might want to replace first one with a larger SATA...would hope I would not have similar problem!!
Btw, how did you go about setting up your new SATA with Win XP, etc? Did you have any trouble? I been seeing lots of folks get trouble just trying to set up their new SATA drive...
tnx!
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makai

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Change the boot order/sequence in your Bios to boot from the Sata drive first. And... make sure your old ide HD is not jumpered as a master.

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Edited by makai, 08 July 2005 - 03:48 AM.

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mdl3r1

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Change the boot order/sequence in your Bios to boot from the Sata drive first.  And... make sure your old ide HD is not jumpered as a master.

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duhh...I should have caught that. It does sound like you kept the IDE drive jumpered as Master...sounds like both were master-jumpered...

@ash
Other than your issue after installing both, did you have any issue formatting/installing XP onto your new SATA drive?
That is my concern: if I get a new SATA drive, what will I face in terms of drivers/settings beyond installing XP afresh as if I had an PATA/IDE?
Thanks guys :tazz:
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You dont even have to change it from master you just remove it from the boot priorities, last night in the wee hours i did just that with the hard drive from an old pc( i didnt remove it just connected it across.
The only difference is you need to install SATA/RAID drivers from a floppy disc when you install windows when you are prompted to do so, its really easy .
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The only difference is you need to install SATA/RAID drivers from a floppy disc when you install windows when you are prompted to do so, its really easy .

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Hey scott,
So, what you are saying is that buying and setting up a new SATA HD, only difference from IDE HD is that it will ask you to insert the floppy with the SATA drivers during the fresh Windows format/install? ;) duhhh

then a) Now, I did get a floppy with SATA/RAID drivers i think with my new MSI Mobo that is SATA-connectors equipped...is it that floppy/drivers, or does the SATA drive come with the HD(or download from HD mfg web site), not the Mobo SATA drivers?

and b) so why all the difficulties I been reading about installing SATA drives? :tazz: It had me holding off on replacing my HD this whole time!!! LOL
Thanks in advance....
md
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Those are the drivers, the ones that came with the mobo i got a couple of different driver discs but they both do the same job, i know caused i used them yesterday.

People are muppets and tend not to read instructions and read things or do the proper research before hand, some people do get a duff drive but that happens with IDE ones as well they just blame it on SATA.

Its a piece of cake it was actually easier than IDE to install as the cables were colour coded for the specific ports and the cables are really easy to manipulate and hide.
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I agree; people under-read, and then over-blame...
Thanks again...i think I'll start browsing for a huge SATA HD :tazz:
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I got a 200 GB diamond max 10 for 60 quid and its great very fast. Also when you get another you put it into a RAID and you have increased storage and performance.
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