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    I want to transfer a large amount of data (almost a GB) from my old comp to my new one. The quickest way to me seems to be to place the old HD in my new computer. My only worry is that it wouldn't be compatible for one reason or another.

    Old HD: 2.5GB IDE Western Digital, 4 years old
    New Comp: less than 2 months old.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work, but just to be safe I am asking around before I place it in my new comp.

    Thanks!

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    Use the cable that you used to plug the old 2.5g hard drive in, and plug iti into the drives that have your cd/dvd drives. Set it to primary.

    Then boot up, copy and shut down. Unplug the drive and plug in your dvd/cd drives.

    I did it with my computer. Works fine.
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    I second what Adam said. We've done this many, many times at our office. The only thing easier is if you have a high-speed network.
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    Ok then. The reason I posted was because I was insure if my Dell would accept such an old piece of junk. Seeing there is no reason it wouldn't, I'll go ahead and do it.

    Thanks guys!

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    Everything went extremely smooth. Thanks again!


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