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I am finally going to be putting my new computer together shortly and I have a question about data transfer. I have 1 hd in my old old computer from ~2005 that i want to move some data from to my new computer on its newer hdd. what is the best way to do that? I don't own an external hard drive to move things to and fro.

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
Install your system on the new hard drive. Then connect the old drive to the motherboard and transfer the files in Windows, or whatever operating system you're going to use. When you're done, format the old drive if you want. Then you can unhook it and close your case.
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post #3 of 11
set up bittorrent and transfer all the files over your network.

BTW: if you're gonna use the first method, teracopy is a 3rd party copy software that outperforms the original windows one
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So I get the new computer running. then add the second hd to it. It sounds easy enough.
How does teracopy work? Also, does it require you to move everything over?
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post #5 of 11
you could always just drag'n'drop the files you want onto the new drive
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post #6 of 11
Turn the old Hard drive into an external
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Turn the old Hard drive into an external
but sticking it in the case is easier/cheaper don't you think
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Turn the old Hard drive into an external
^^This!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182156
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post #9 of 11
All you have to do is hook it up inside the new computer and then just access it from my computer. Create corresponding folders for organization, and then drag files.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post
So I get the new computer running. then add the second hd to it. It sounds easy enough.
Just do that. Simple drag and drop of the files. Teracopy speeds up the time it takes to copy all the files, but is probably unnecessary imo.

After you move all the files over I would delete everything on it and use the second drive for some extra storage.
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