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Copying Files to New Drive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by piggsy, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. piggsy

    piggsy

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    I have ordered a new Dell E510, and need to copy files from my old PC to the new HDD.

    The Dell has a SATA connectors, and the old HDD has IDE connectors.

    What is the easiest method to transfer my files to the new PC?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hokie

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    If both computers have a NIC in them then you can use a crossover cable to connect the computers together then transfer the files. That is what I did when the last time I got a new computer.
     

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    You can still hook up your old HD to your PC. All you have to do is set the jumpers to either CS or slave (depending on your your optical drive is set up) and hook it up to the IDE cable that it hooked up to the optical drive. The IDE cable should have 2 connectors. If for some strange reason, your IDE cable only has 1 connector, you can just unplug the optical drive temporary and use the cable for the HD.

    Depending on how much data you have, you can just burn the files onto some CDs.