|Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 11:43 pm: |
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SAVE MY DATA FROM AN UNSTABLE SLAVE HARDDRIVE ?
CAUSES INTERMITTENT MOUSE FREEZE , AND SLOW ,WEIRD PERFORMANCE IN WIN 98/ REMOVING THE SLAVE DRIVE FIXES THE PROBLEM. INSTALLED THE SUSPECT HARDDRIVE INTO ANOTHER GOOD COMPUTER AS A SLAVE AND THE SAME FREEZE UPS OCCUR. I HAVE ALOT OF MUSIC ON THIS 6GIG. BOUGHT A NEW 20 GIG TO REPLACE IT , BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SAVE/TRANSFER DATA FROM OLD SLAVE TO NEW. ANY HELP MUCH APPRECIATED !
|Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 10:59 am: |
have you tried cloning the drive to a file and saving it to another drive? you do it in dos, and then after you install another drive, all you do is open the file and extract the data to your new drive. 6 gigs should bring, with compression, the saved file of your slave to around 4 gigs give or take. so make sure you have enough space on whatever drive you use. of course, you can also just copy drive to drive as well, if you have a new drive handy that's big enough.
|Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2003 - 5:12 pm: |
What I do is turn off the system, open the case, remove the data and power cables from the CDROM and connect them to another drive to which I want to copy the data. Restart the system. The system will recognise the drive. You can then transfer the date from HD to HD. Very quick.