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Use of Hard drives

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by new_rez, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. new_rez New Member

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    Hey,
    I just bought a new HDD for my system. I have installed it etc. I bought it because my current HDD decided to fail on me... It did that clicky noise thing and failed so the system wouldn't start up. I did however manage to fix it (I got a torch and whacked it a fair few times.)

    So anyway now i've got 2 HDD in my system. The older one is obviously on it last legs but is still working well (touch wood). So my question is about what I should assign each HDD to do.

    I was thinking -

    Old HDD - Windows Install
    New HDD - All my data

    Good idea or bad idea?
     
  2. Atomic Rooster New Member

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    I'd say toss the old drive. You never know when it's going to up and die on you.

    You could always use it for target practice. :cool:
     
  3. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    Agree. Toss the old drive. Its not worth wasting time reinstalling and reinstalling and the performance is likely to be down... so you end up with a suboptimal system
     
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    how big is the new drive? just put a partition on it for your data
     
  5. Pinchy New Member

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    Firstly, dont put anything necessary on the old hard drive, if it dies, you will be in trouble...

    Secondly, dont toss it :p! Sell it or give it to me :D
     
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    Hey...forget about Partition Magic when it comes to copying drives. Acronis Disk Manager is SWEET! Copy the old drive to the new and junk the old one before you regretably loose something. A note about Acronis... Don't forget to choose primary partition and also set it active. The first reboot copies the drive. After that catch it on the second reboot and shut off the pc and swap the new drive to the master. ;) I've copied 6 xp partitions so far without a hitch. Only a program or two that needed to be re-registered.
     
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    Dont junk it :p!
     
  8. DanTheBanjoman SeƱor Moderator

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    If the old drive is still under warranty I would RMA it. RMA's a 73GB disk 2 months ago because it rarely just shut off, like once every 2 months or so for the past 2-3 years. The disk was still under warranty so I figured I get a new one.
     
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    Yeah didnt think of RMA...most HDD's come with like 5 years

    unless its an old drive
     

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