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.