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Old 09-06-06, 04:58 PM
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What's the best/easiest way to transfer files to a new HD?

I think my HD is dieing on me and might buy a new one. What is the best way to transfer all the stuff over to the new drive?
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if you only have a few things you need, consider slaving it
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Do you only have one drive currently? Meaning your new drive will house your OS and likely need a full install. If so, slaving your current drive to the new "master" would be your best bet.

If you're worried about it failing before then, consider just burning CDs or DVDs full of what you want to keep or buying an external drive to ease the transition and give more storage later.
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Thanks, I have two drives now. Doh! I'll just transfer the stuff over.

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