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Old 05-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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i have a 40gig hard drive and want to replace it with a used 80 gig,the old one is 5400 rpm new one is 7200 both are ata.how can i erase the 80gig and put in my system?i have a large external plug and play, can i put my current files on this(external) and then transfer to erased 80 gig hard drive or is it not worth my time.i was hoping to gain a little speedand the forty fills up so fast.thanks dkdex
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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i have a 40gig hard drive and want to replace it with a used 80 gig,the old one is 5400 rpm new one is 7200 both are ata.how can i erase the 80gig and put in my system?i have a large external plug and play, can i put my current files on this(external) and then transfer to erased 80 gig hard drive or is it not worth my time.i was hoping to gain a little speedand the forty fills up so fast.thanks dkdex
Yup, should just be able to swap it all over using another drive. You could also hook both the 40 and 80 gig up at once.
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