Move IDE data to SATA

September 16, 2009 at 12:08:35
Specs: Windows XP
My powersupply recently exploded (literally) and fried everything except my ATA hd. I was using XP and I'm building a new and better machine now, but the motherboard I want is SATA compliant. I also want to buy a new SATA harddrive with more space. If I install XP on the SATA drive, can I just connect the ATA hd with an adaptor and move all the information from it to the new SATA using a master/slave setup?

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#1
September 16, 2009 at 12:15:08
You should be able to yes.

Chances are your new mobo will still have IDE connectors for your CD/DVD so I would actually slave it on one of those. That would save you getting an IDE to SATA type adapter.


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#2
September 16, 2009 at 12:21:14
You can move the data. Programs will have to be reinstalled.

LIR


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#3
September 16, 2009 at 12:35:47
... suppose you could just clone the drive(?)

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#4
September 16, 2009 at 13:14:07
sata doesn't have slaves like ide :-)

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#5
September 16, 2009 at 13:31:24
... I use a usb2 to Sata converter to hook drives to work on

... clone, copy etc

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