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Ok.. no you haven't missed anything.
So I should.. attach the new drive, set the old drive as slave, install windows on it, copy important files from the old to the new, format the old one?

What do you mean about recover data?
Please explain this detailed, because I'm not sure how to choose which to install on, and stuff like that.
I've never used raid before either...
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You can probably install the new drive, install windows then move on to setting the other drive up

With windows on the new drive you will be able to get the data from the previous drive because it is no longer dependent on windows to load
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Do I get an option to select what drive to install windows on?
Do I have to disconnect the old drive in order to install the new one? (If not, what happends to C:\ on the old drive when I install windows on C:\ on the new drive?)
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Install the new drive where the other drive is now, using the same connections etc

Leave the other drive out for now

When the other drive goes in as the slave it will have its own name
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I agree--that will make things simpler...then, when you add the old drive back in, windows will pick it up, and add it as a new drive letter...you can then just copy the data over by drag and drop
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I just add it to the sata socket 2..
And... It doesn't matter what molex thingy I connect it to, does it?
Is there anything special I have to do to make it slave?

Edit: A friend told me that I need to format both in order to implement raid on them (mirroring, I don't know if I mentioned it).

Edited by Grantax, 20 February 2006 - 02:11 PM.

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hold up....I either missed or forgot it was a sata drive

If you are connecting it to the second sata slot, you do not have to worry about slaving.

as for mirroring....you do not necessarily have to format the first drive if you are mirroring.

What motherboard is this?
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ABIT KN8-SLI,nForce4 SLI, Socket-939, ATX, 4xSATAII, GbLAN, Firewire, PCI-Ex16.

If I install windows on the new drive: (BTW, how do I choose which on to install windows on?)
1. How do I format the old drive, but not the new one?
2. Is it ok if I have some files on the new one, before implementing raid 1?
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