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post #1 of 9
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Hellouuu
Ive just got a brand new 1TB disk drive! So im a little confused of how willmit work with the drive that is already in my pc (320GB)
How should i put the 1tb drive? As a slave or master? If i put it as slave will i be able to install windows on the new drive and run it off the disk?
Please advise
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post #2 of 9
If you just plug in a drive and keep the 320 gb as the boot device you will just see a new 1TB drive in my computer (if not you may need to add a volume in disk management in windows)

If you want to move your windows install and all your data to the new drive there are several ways and utilities to do that.
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post #3 of 9
If it's a SATA drive it won't be necessary to define it as master or slave. Once it is installed in your pc it will show up in a new drive. Then you will be able to boot off your windows CD and install windows on the new drive.
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post #4 of 9
assuming you are connecting with sata, just take it out of the box and connect it and then format it for use in windows.

you can change the boot order in your bios settings if you want to use it as your boot drive.

I havent worried about slave/master since I built a computer in high school
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post #5 of 9
Is this a SATA or IDE drive? SATA no longer has master/slave.
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I think it's sata . Its seagate barracuda 7200rpm. I'll try it out like it is then
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Bobi View Post
I think it's sata . Its seagate barracuda 7200rpm. I'll try it out like it is then
what does the cable look like that you are connecting it with to your mobo?

IDE is wide ribbon cable, Sata is smaller flexible cable like this:

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post #8 of 9
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yes it was sata after all , didn't change any jumpers , just connected and good to go
thanks
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post #9 of 9
If you're reinstalling Windows on it, disconnect your old drive first so that the boot files end up on the right drive. You can reconnect it later and adjust the boot order from the BIOS.
     
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