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BenB864

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Im gonna be building a new computer and currently have a recently bought WD 120 GB IDE drive. I had cloned it from my old drive and it has windows, my music, videos, ect... Im going to buy an SATA drive for my new build and install the OS on that. The things is can i just set the IDE drive i have as a slave on the new comp, or will the OS on IDE drive conflict with the OS on the SATA drive?


Also when boot up for the first time when i build my computer do i have to FDISK and format my hard drive with a floppy, or is that now done when you install Windows XP?


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As long as you set up boot priorities then you can do that no bother, also you dont have to change the settings on a single IDE drive usually as the SATA drives are automatic when it comes to master and slave so the SATA should be your primary even if the IDE is set as the master. You dont need to format using Fdisk this is done in an install.
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so that fact that XP is gonna be on the secondary drive doesnt matter? and when i hook up the IDE, because the SATA is automatically Primary, i dont have to deal with the jumpers on the IDE drive, i just have to adjust boot order...

Any recommendations on an SATA HDD for around 80$, size above 100 GB?

Thanks for the help.

Ben

Edited by BenB864, 29 August 2005 - 05:25 PM.

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