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Old IDE drive to Sata with converter connections etc to transfer data

Q: Old IDE drive to Sata with converter connections etc to transfer data

Do I need to remove the jumpers from my IDE drive..if not does anyone know what positions they or it must use.. Can it be done this way..? Mods may be wrong forum..sorry if it is..

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A: Old IDE drive to Sata with converter connections etc to transfer data

Usually with a 1 connection drive, set it for "Master".

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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i'm going abroad for a while with my laptop. i can't take my desktop pc, but i can take the hard drive which has 1.5 TB of data on it. my laptop top hard drive is only 750GB big so i bought a USB 3.0 to SATA cable so that i can you my hard drive when i'm away i plug my hard drive into my laptop it is on and you can hear it and in the bottom corner on my laptop screen it said installed new drive software but my hard drive is not show up on my laptop i have taken some picture as you can see below so how do i get it to show up on my laptop please help me i have 1 month untill i leave thanks jake

A:need help with data transfer via SATA to USB

With the drive connected, if you go to Disk Management, does it show up there?
Start > type: "Computer Management" in the search box > Disk Management

Does this drive contain an operating system?

BTW: where did you get that hard drive case? That's great! I want one.

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I want to get a new hard drive, prefrebly a SATA one. At the moment i have a IDE hitachi hard drive 40GB, i want move all the stored information on that hard drive to a SATA one including windows and all the drivers that are on that hard drive.

Can it be done? Im running windows XP with a ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard. Ask me for any more details needed.
 

A:Transfer all IDE data to SATA

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I have a dell laptop which broke. Dell can't repair, but the hard drives are fine. They are setup in a RAID 0 configuration and both are 125Gb,

I have them out and know which one is #1 and #2. How can I get the data off of them? Please be technical, I'm pretty computer savvy.
 

A:How to transfer data from two RAID0 Sata drives?

difficult issue, as it's most likely that you used the software raid controller on the M/B,
which may not be "so portable".

you might inquire of a Data Recovery service if they have that capability.

did you have a backup? the restore should not be dependent upon RAID at all and thus
could be restored to any external USB hd without risking the system to which it would be attached.
 

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Could you tell me the speeds also?
 

A:Which interface provides fastest data transfer, SATA or SCSI?

SCSI is a bit ahead, Ultra-320 at 320 MB/s vs SATA 3.0 at 300 MB/s
SATA 6.0 will be 600 MB/s. and Ultra-640 SCSI 640MB/s.

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SAS2 are 375MB/s and 750 MB/s

Keep in mind this is the Interface speed; the actual transfer rate to the platter is much slower (around 100-125 MB/s last time I checked), and is fairly similar between the different interfaces.

Check out Computer Buses (Storage) at this link:
List of device Bandwidths

Another useful table is here:
Serial ATA

HTH

Jerry
 

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for my laptop?? I tried every outlet in my city, nobody has an IDE laptop drive (new/old)...Should I try sata drive with a SATA to IDE converter pin?? I need help. Right now there's no hard disk in my laptop..
 

A:What's better?Original IDE or SATA drive with IDE converter

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There are these kind of converters available. I don't understand how such a converter can fit into the hard drive space for instance T43? Is there any kind of converter which fit?

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Anything to know?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36036

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Connecting an IDE slave drive to SATA motherboard, with converter kit

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i have bought a new pc running win xp.
i am having trouble with my sata data drive from my old machine, windows finds hardware (pci sata card) disk management finds the drive but it is labled as foreign and the drive does not appear in my computer. i need to keep all the data from the drive and it is too big for me to transfer the data to another ata drive. any advice welcomed.
 

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I have Windows XP sp2 on a Hitachi 80 GB SATA drive partitioned as drive C: and drive E: with ntfs. The operating system is on the C: partition and other programs are on the E: partition. I purchased a larger 250 GB Hitachi SATA drive and installed it as drives D: and F: I want to transfer Windows xp from the 80 gb drive to the 250 gb drive and activate the 250 GB drive as the boot drive.

I copied the files from the E: partition to the F: partition. How do I transfer Windows from the 80 gb drive to the 250 drive and boot from the new drive.? I want to use the 80GB drive as a Linux drive and multiboot Windows xp and Ubuntu Linux .

Thanks,
Romeo Dais
 

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My old Laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) 's GPU died. It had a SATA III HDD (WD Blue 750GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPVX). Because the GPU died, I couldn't get the files off. (External monitor didn't show anything either). My new PC is an ASUS X55UA Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Amazon.com: ASUS F555UA-EH71 15.6 Inch, Intel Core i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD Laptop, Windows 10 (64bit): Computers & Accessories) with the following per Speccy:

Manufacturer Seagate 1TB drive (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB)
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Enclosure I bought/trying to use: I/O Magic I35USBSP 3.5" IDE SATA USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure | StaplesŪ

When I plug the USB 3.0 cord into my USB slot, it shows up as drive E, and says it needs to be formatted. Disk Management lists it as RAW format. I can't access any of the files or get it to "mount", which I think is what is supposed to happen?
All of my old schoolwork, med files, taxes, etc are on there. :/. I am kind of freaking out. I will make backups from now on.
Can anyone provide assistance? Please?

A:Can't transfer old Internal SATA III drive onto a new PC

Run a chkdsk. Maybe that helps.

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I have an wxt-e830 external hard drive enclosure, which has both USB 2 and e-sata connectors, which I want to use with Windows Backup & Restore Center (Windows 7).
The USB 2 transfer is fine, albeit the slower USB2 transfer rate, but when I try the e-sata cable (on it's own!), data will be copied, but it will freeze the system for up to 30 seconds every minute or so.

The drive inside the enclsure is a seagate sata 300 drive, and the caddy supports this speed.

Anyone got any ideas on this?

By the way, my motherboard has 6 sata connectors, all of which are in use now, and the e-sata is connected via a back-plate with a cable (which came with the drive) directly onto the sata conector on the motherboard.

Thanks for any help

Richard
 

A:Solved: e-sata hard drive lags during transfer...

I think I have an idea about why this was happening.
I had the eSata plug on port 4 or 5 on the motherboard, which was set (due to a 'chipset limitation') to be raid-only.
Now on another and it's not happening any more. Not yet anyway!
 

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Hey, my Dad recently purchased a Western Digital Caviar 640gb hard drive in order to boost the storage on his computer (which he needs due to all of the games that I've installed on it over the years ). The motherboard that he is using is an Abit AV8 3rd Eye Motherboard, which supposedly has a maximum transfer rate over SATA of 1.5 gb/s. However, I think that the default transfer rate for the hard drive is 3.0 gb/s, so the computer has not been able to detect the drive.
Is there any way that I could change the transfer rate of the drive to 1.5 gb/s? Maybe I could hook it up to my other computer (which is 3.0 gb/s compatible) and install some drivers that would allow me to control the transfer rate?
Thanks!
 

A:Setting Transfer Rate for an SATA Hard Drive

There might be a small jumper on the SATA drive, that is used to vary the transfer rate
 

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I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
Eilat
 

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eilat said:

I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
EilatClick to expand...
 

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Here is the scenario:

I have a 160GB internal Seagate hard drive that I would like to put into my Dell Dimension 2350 as an upgrade from a Maxtor 20GB drive that is currently in the Dell. I also have a freshly NTFS formatted 160GB external USB 2.0 hard drive that I will be using to make back-ups on the Seagate. I am running MS Windows XP Home Edition.

My question is:

How do get the OS and all of the other data from the Maxtor drive to the Seagate drive?

The hitches:

The case only has room for one internal hard drive according to the specs, (the specs say- for internally accessible drives: "one bay for 1-inch-high IDE hard drive"), so I think making the Seagate a slave, transferring the data, then switching the Seagate to master is out of the question. Also, with this solution, I worry about having the OS on two different drives, I've heard this isn't possible or, if it is, may be illegal.
I thought maybe I could ghost image the data to the LaCie external, then remove the Maxtor 40GB, install the Seagate 160GB, boot-up using the LaCie external then transfer the data to the newly installed Seagate internal, but I'm pretty sure my crappy model of computer won't allow me to boot from an external drive.

Any info given to help me through this situation would be greatly appreciated. I have searched the hardware forums a bit for an answer, but none of the threads seem to fit my specific situation.

Thanks in advance.

~mike
 

A:Best way to transfer all data to new drive

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hello,How do i transfer data from recovery drive d to drive c , i innadvertantly put i tunes on recovery d

A:transfer data from drive d to c

Hi Matt B, welcome to TSF..

are you able to connect the hard drive to another system as a slave? If yes, you should be able to access the data then.

If not, you may need to edit the drive permissions in order to gain full access to the partition.

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The motherboard on my Lenovo 910 crashed due to an overheated charger. I wanted to place data on the hard drive from the broken laptop onto another Lenovo laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro Model 20266, but they're incompatible. I'm particularly in need of Outlook email and calendar, or documents that weren't backed up to an external drive while an IT guy was diagnosing the system failure. What's the easiest, fastest way to get data on the new machine? I don't have the adapter, equipment nor expertise to do it.
 

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick

A:IDE hard drive data transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fatcat87


My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick



Hi and welcome

You need to take ownership. instructions here. Take Ownership Shortcut Once added just right click the folder you and highlight take ownership.

Ken

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Hi,
I have a WD1002FAEX (WD Black 1TB) that has started to show signs of failure. A few months ago it would load larger files slowly and buffer sometimes when watching videos. As of this week though, it's loading everything slowly and even SD video buffers every few seconds. It does not appear any data is corrupted, as I haven't had any files that did not play/work (despite freezing/buffering all the time).

What is my absolute safest option to get my data copied to elsewhere? **** the drive itself, I can RMA it, I just need my data safe and sound.

A:Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Hello Mark,

If able, the safest way would be a straight copy and paste of any files or folders you do not want to lose to another hard drive.

Hope this helps.

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Does anyone have any recomendations for transferring the entire c: drive from one hard drive to a file on another hard drive? right now i am using cobian 8 for the software and usb/ide cable for the transferring? it is not very quick or reliable and i would rather find something a lot quicker and a lot more reliable, any recommendations will be extremely appreciated!!! Thank You!!
 

A:data transfer from one hard drive to another?

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
The old was Win 98 the new is Win XP. I do not want to open the new computer to slave the old drive because it will void the warrenty. I do not want to loose all the data on the old drive. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

A:Hard Drive Data Transfer - HELP!

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777


Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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Motherboard: Elite Group ECS P4M900T-M2, socket 775, supports 4 Gigs RAM, accommodates two DDR2 unbuffered DIMMS
O/S: XP Home from installation cd I bought directly from MS, 32 Bit
RAM: 1 GB Crucial PC4200 DDR2 533 MHz
CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6 GHz, 512K, 800 MHz, OEM, Advanced Performance Series, Allendale, socket 775
PSU: Power Up 450 Watt ATX
HD: WD Caviar SE, 320G, IDE
Monitor: Samsung 2032NW, SyncMaster, 5ms, 3000:1, Dynamic Contrast, 20?
DVD burner: Memorex multi format, double layer
CPU fan:Ultra X Wind, aluminum socket
Case: from an old Compaq Presario
Avast scanner, Comodo firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, CCleaner

I want to use a usb flash drive as a hd backup, so I want to just copy the entire contents of my hd onto the flash drive without painstakingly picking and choosing amongst my files which to transfer to the flash drive. Is there a simple way to do this? I only use a total of about 30 Gigs on my hd. Thanks for any replies.

A:Is it possible to transfer all hd data onto flash drive

It should be possible to image the hard drive and save the backup image to your flash drive using a tool like Macrium Reflect Free Edition. That way if your hard drive crashed, you'd have it backed up and could later restore it exactly as it was. A good tutorial on how to do it can be found here along with tutorials on doing the same thing with other tools (although Macrium Reflect seems to be the easiest method).

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

A:I need to transfer data from one hard drive to another

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Is there an easy way to transfer everything from one hard drive to another if I put one in as master and the other as slave. Can you just do a disk copy?? Want to replace a smaller hard drive with a larger one and just want to transfer everything on to it. Thanks in advance
 

A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 300 gig drive. I had it installed on mb that doesn't support higher transfer rate. I have a new comp with a new board. I took out the drive changed pin settings and installed in new board. (Running Vista 64 in new comp) I'm not exactly sure what happened as I wasn't paying close enough attention, but the short of the story is the drive had unallocated space. Fearing I lost my data, I reset the pin to the slower rate and installed back into my old comp. It showed up as blank as well. I read an article in PC Stats about recovering data. I followed the directions and got my data visible again. Now I'm gun shy about pulling the little pin and putting back into the new comp. Any ideas would be great. (note-running xp in old comp).

I forgot to add the question....thus the edit. Will changing the pin change the way the drive is read by the os? Or will using vista change the way the drive is read.

PS Ive searched forum after forum and haven't found info on the topic regarding the pin. If this thread was already discussed I do apologize.

Thanks
 

A:Will changing transfer rate pin affect current partions on sata drive

Nope, changing the transfer rate setting will not affect the disk contents.
 

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Hi, When I go to Computer Management my main (OS) drive shows as "Disk 1" and my 2nd internal data drive shows as "Disk 0". Should I switch the SATA cables so that the main drive will show as "Disk 0 and the 2nd internal drive as "Disk 1"? Or should I ignore this? Thanks.

A:Main drive and data drive SATA connectors?

Hello Antares,

As long as you are not having any issues booting to Windows, I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't matter what the Disk number is.

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.

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Hello

I have been suggested to keep my data in a separate drive than my operating system.

Actually, my hard drive is partitioned in two drives, c: and F:

I want to transfers my directory c:\user to f:\user. I did try to copy between them, but some files where not transferred

So what is the best way to do that. After, do I need to do special thing to make sure that all the references will be followed to the new files positions, IE when accessing them via my task manager

Hope I'm clear enough whit my soso English

Martin

A:Large Transfer of data between drive c: and drive f:

Hi Martin. I had the same problem with some of my movie files. I do not know the official answer. However, it is my experience that the size should not be greater than about 5Gb. If your files are smaller that that, you should not have problems.

Have you tried using SyncToy to the transfering?

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.
I am afraid to move program files for fear that they will stop working.
I do use outlook for email  and that is on the c drive.  I believe it may be one of the big file problems.
Any advice is appreciated. 

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.
If you have lots of documents, urls, pdfs, etc on the desktop, create in D desired folders, copy such stuff into designated folders, then delete such things from desktop. 

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Whenever I transfer files from drive c to drive d it takes a lot of time to finish. what do you think is the problem with my pc? Thanks in advance and have a great ahead of us!

A:Data transfer from drive c to drive d is slow

Hello an d welcome Franjul mate what do you mean by a long time for the transfers? Plus how are you transferring them?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16296 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99 MB, Free - 62 MB; D: Total - 228834 MB, Free - 146706 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB; G: Total - 1497586 MB, Free - 1218407 MB; H: Total - 286064 MB, Free - 134942 MB; L: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme4
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Just installed Corsair 240 gig Force gt sata 3 But per Intel Rapid Storage program the drive is only being accessed as sata 2. While quicker than my WD Raptor 300 it does not blow it away like I expected. . I am in ahci mode and have system restore disabled. So how do I get the ssd to operate in sata 3 mode?
 

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My computer decided to die on me, so now I want to transfer my data from the hard drive in the dead computer to my new one. I am not sure how to do this. I have heard of using an external hard drive or some way where you make it the slave I'm not really sure.
I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!
 

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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Hey Gang,

I have a WD 250GB HD. Model WD200BB-00DEA0. It connected to my system via molex cable and a USB2 to IDE cable. The problem seems to be it disconnects (the WD 250gb) when I transfer large amounts of data, like a full system backup but its okay playing games. I was told that this is a common problem with drives this large and there really isn't much I can do to fix it. Is this true?

What can I do to fix this problem?

MOBO is Epox K8MM3I-X

Os is Win98 on C drive and Winxp/sp2 on D drive.

250GB has three partitons, G with 50G and H and I with 100gb each.
 

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I went to Fry's to have my computer (HP Windows XP) looked at because it wouldn't turn on. I was told that my mother board was fried. So, I bought a new computer (HP pavillion with vista) and a hard drive enclosure and the guys at Fry's put my hard drive in it and told me that I would just need to hook it up, turn it on and drag and drop my files. I've tried that but it's not working. Could someone please take pitty on me and tell me how to do this. I've got very simple computer skills. I appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks in advance. Jen

A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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Is that possible? To transfer an XP system to another drive which though contains (besides enough unallocated space) partitions and data ? How ? ....

A:transfer an XP system to a drive containing partitions and data ?

i guess it is. i managed it. cloned the partition over to the unallocated space in the begining of the target drive (that contained only logical paritions) and after marked it as active, boot from Paragon Advanced Tools (or smth) WinPE CD (made from Hard Disk Manager 2011) with only the specific drive pluged, and used a "correcting MBR" and a "correct windows boot" functions it has in there. My guess is that it just applied fixboot & fixmbr commands ? Which is what i tried to do with the XP installation disk first but (as very usual) it was unable to find an XP installation so no Recovery Console either ...

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Hi,

Ive been using my 500gb hitachi hard drive for along time now and its just about full, i have a new 1TB hard drive which is also more powerful.

Does anyone know how i can transfer all the contents from my old 500gb hard drive onto this new 1TB hard drive, as its running slow with only half a gb free space on it.
I want to sell my old 500gb hard drive after i have transfered all my data from it to my new one.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Hard Drive Upgrade - How to transfer old data to new hdd

Get yourself some software to do it would be my answer, I dont know if you would have to reinstall vista.
Acronis seem a good supplier.

This should copy the compleate HD.
Or
Install the new HD with a fresh install of Vista and directly copy the contents of the second drive(Just the data you want to keep) to the new one.

Look here for more info Partition Copying Utilities (Drive Copy, etc.)

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I have a dell 2400 that died on me so I pulled the hard drive hoping to transfer pictures, quickbooks, etc. to my new laptop. I have a self powered Sabrent SATA/IDE USB adapter from newegg. Anyone use on of these before and have any luck???

Any information will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
 

A:Transfer data off of old hard drive to laptop

tried with both 3.5inch IDE, 2.5inch IDE and sata with no problem. looks the same with different brand though.
 

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I recovered a customer's data onto a USB drive. Generally speaking can they expect to copy data off that USB drive onto their new computer without any problems? Or are there things like permissions that may halt their copying process? (I haven't had any problems on my end so far)

A:Things that can stop data transfer off USB drive?

is it encrypted? dont expect to transfer a installed program to another computer unless the hard drive is a cluster by cluster cloned hard drive

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I am nnot sure if this is the right board, but here goes. I have a compaq 6270s. It was only a cheap backup for some files and office work. However recently the laptop took a bit of a bump and I am almost certain the hard drive has failed. Now I have another cheap replacement coming. The harddrive of the laptop can be easily removed. I wanted to know if it would be possible to transfer the data or at least some of it to my new computer and if so if there is a cheap piece of equipment that I can just plug the harddrive into and then connect it via USB to the laptop and just transfer like you would with any USB stick? Because the Compaq laptop won't boot up, there is nothing I can do from that angle however a quick search of Amazon showed all these results... https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/255-9957494-1401233?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keyword... the first few seem as simple as plugging the harddrive in and connecting it via USB. Obviously the harddrive is not working to the point of booting up the laptop but might it still have the individual files I want? And secondly is the harddrive to USB as simple as I described. Thanks for your help. 

A:Hard drive data transfer to another laptop? HELP

@Tech-user93 Very simple, one of the following enclosures can do the job:        http://www.msy.com.au/132-25-hdd-enclosure You can re-use it many times. Regards.

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Greetings from me in St'go de Chile,

Finally my eBay ("China flavored") 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!

Now my problems start:
In USB mode 263Gb free HDD space is shown, yet when I connect with the SATA to ATA IDE adapter BIOS shows 137.4 Gb.
Using "Paragon HDD Manager", I tried to copy the OS & data of another HDD to this new 300Gb HDD.
At first it all went well, yet about half an hour later I got error messages:
Disk I/O error.
When I try to format it: Drive not read error
And now Paragon HDD Manager does not even allow me to see the disks.
When I go back and plug in the USB front part of the new HDD, everything seems OK, just like before.
Maybe the new HDD need to have the pins (for Master, Slave etc.) assigned?
I just left them as they came and wouldn't know which ones to assign for "Master".

A:My 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!!

What type of drive are you attaching, IDE or SATA? There are no jumper pins per se for SATA drives. If it is an IDE drive the jumper should be in the CS or Master position. Are you using the power adapter with the USB Adapter? If you are attaching this to a Windows computer go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, what does the drive look like? You may have a 137 GB partition and the rest could be Unallocated space.

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I currently have a 120GB, 7200RPM Western Digital HD. Nothing wrong with it, but I want to add an SATA drive to my system, my new mobo has the connectors.

I recently purchased a digital camcorder, so I'm getting into video editing and will need the extra space.

My question is, should I go for a smaller SATA drive and set it as the boot HD, or should I buy a bigger one to use as the data drive? I won't be doing video editing most of the time, so I want the configuration that will give the the best overall performance.

Thanks for any advice!
 

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Recently my old Win 2000 Pro OS, IDE driven computer crashed (black screen-no nothing but the Drives and cooling fans still spun) so I got a new E-Machines ET1831-05 (Windows 7) at Best Buy. I naively figured I could take the two HDD's from the old machine and put them on the new one in parallel with the drive it came with so I would be able to access my old data. I have program on those drives going back to the days of DOS 6 that I still use, believe it or not, in my everyday work.

So what happened was Windows 7 could see there was something in E: but when I clicked on E: a Win 7 error message appeared saying the drive was corrupted or had an unrecognized file system!

Then it says if I want to use the new drive I'll have to format it. Of course I declined that option! Jeez pressing the wrong mouse click and I would loose everything!

A buddy of mine said I had to get a Vantec SATA / IDE to USB .2.0 adapter and load the data by means of USB. So I got that and hooked it up, but basically there's the same error code. It sees E: is there but it doesn't recognize the file system and suggests I format the disk.


Other of my friends who are supposed to be knowledgeable lead me to believe that the problem is the file system on my old drive is fat32 and win 7 only understands NTSF. So researching this I found a site that told me to go into DOS command mode run convert from win32 to convert my fat32 files on the old drive to NTSF.

I tried that, but a dos error message appear... Read more

A:How do I get my fat32 data onto my SATA drive?

Sound like your HD shot.

Floppy, you can buy USB floppy.

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