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Using old hdd as slave and keeping files??

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Okay, so exactly as title says. I just upgraded form the machine linked to my name to the one in my sig.

Needless to say I wanted to keep a few things from my old pc, hdd and ram.

I am using a 240gb ssd as the boot drive. I recently put together a friends pc and did the same configuration. Put in a new ssd and used his old hdd as a slave, keeping all the files that were originally on there. Just plugged up and it recognized it as a second drive with all the files as soon as it booted up.

So I know it can be done. I have both drives plugged up and both are recognized in bios. But when I boot off of ssd, its the only drive that is listed.

The old hdd was using win 7 64 bit and this new build is using the exact same.

***??? Does it have to do to me setting my sata ports to raid? IF so how do I just set it for the ssd? Also the hdd is plugged into a sata 2 port (idk if it mattes) and I have tried a few different ones.



Please help me out guys, I have a lot of files that I wanted to keep and transfer over to this pc.
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your sata ports should be set to AHCI or IDE mode. raid mode will not work proper unless you are doing an actual raid.
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trying now. thanks for the quick response smile.gif
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did you try in "disk management" to se if it shows up there?? if it doesnt try more actions "refresh or rescan disks" and if you can see it, then you can assign it a letter and name.. smile.gif
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post #5 of 6
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Yup, as soon as i set it to ahci and booted it was there.

Thanks again man!

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post #6 of 6
glad i could help. enjoy your ssd.
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