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Hey guys, i wanted to get like a 200GB HardDrive, but i dont wanna completely wipe out everything on my HD. So i was wondering, is there any way without wiping it out, keeping the data? Like any RAID or whatever formats. Theres like.. 20GB of stuff i want to keep.. so i cant... lol
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Hey guys, i wanted to get like a 200GB HardDrive, but i dont wanna completely wipe out everything on my HD. So i was wondering, is there any way without wiping it out, keeping the data? Like any RAID or whatever formats. Theres like.. 20GB of stuff i want to keep.. so i cant... lol
So you have 20 GB worth of stuff you wish to back up, but your getting a new hard drive too? Well what you can do is just get the new hard drive and load up windows on it on preferably a smaller partition than on the full 200GB then setup another partition and hook up the older hard drive with the 20gb worth of stuff and just transfer it over to the new second partition. Does this make sense or did i totally miss the point?
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External Hard Drive might be able to keep you from worrying.

A few are on sale on Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

I hope you got some cash in your wallet.
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I Dont really understand how an External HD would help me at all.. ^^ Explain. lol

And @ tim, that sounds kinda weird, so i create a partion on XP, and how would i send the data from my 60GB HD to the new one..?

If i got another 60GB HD the same model, and do 'Raid 0' (I think thats what its called) would it help me at all? meaining, would i still need to reformat?

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Usually the external HDs are connected via USB 2.0 or Firewire. All you'd have to do is drag and drop the files you want to keep.
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I Dont really understand how an External HD would help me at all.. ^^ Explain. lol

And @ tim, that sounds kinda weird, so i create a partion on XP, and how would i send the data from my 60GB HD to the new one..?

If i got another 60GB HD the same model, and do 'Raid 0' (I think thats what its called) would it help me at all? meaining, would i still need to reformat?

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Because that way, you'll know that your precious files are safe and sound, and you'd be able to format your comp. HD as many times as you please.

Like Chimera said, external HDs connect through USB or Firewire, which is convenient because you can just drag and drop like you would on a flash drive.

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Because that way, you'll know that your precious files are safe and sound, and you'd be able to format your comp. HD as many times as you please.

Like Chimera said, external HDs connect through USB or Firewire, which is convenient because you can just drag and drop like you would on a flash drive.

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Also, you could bring the HD whereever you go. I've got one and it's great.
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What if i got like.. games? but i dont have the CD Anymore.. Could i drag the whole game over and it would work again when i drag it back? Thanks. lol
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post #9 of 16
so wait a minute, why cant just just add the new 200 gig in as a slave on the IDE line and then format it as another drive? ( i have an 8gig with windows on it, and a 120gig with everything else one it) do you not have room for another one? you should be able to hook up 2 drives normally (unless you have 3 optical drives....) because you can have 4 IDE devices. all you have to do is connect it and then go into windows and format it.... then you have another 200gigs free space.
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so wait a minute, why cant just just add the new 200 gig in as a slave on the IDE line and then format it as another drive? ( i have an 8gig with windows on it, and a 120gig with everything else one it) do you not have room for another one? you should be able to hook up 2 drives normally (unless you have 3 optical drives....) because you can have 4 IDE devices. all you have to do is connect it and then go into windows and format it.... then you have another 200gigs free space.
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