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    New Hard Drive

    Hi
    Hope someone can help me here
    I have decided to buy an extra hard drive, to keep windows and other system programs on a seperate disc so I don't loose all my games if I format my machine. Now I have a single 120 Gb drive, which came with my machine. I have got my computer to a sweet spot and I don't want to loose all the data on it. I'm going to buy a 40 - 80 gb hard disk to have windows and some other stuff on. I want to transfer windows to the new drive, without re installing, is that possible?
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    Yes, use a program called Norton Ghost to transfer the existing operating system onto the new drive.

    As for a suggestion on what drive you should buy i'd go with a Samsung of some kind, they're one of the fastest and very quiet aswell.

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    Unless you ghost the partition with all your games/programs installed and create two partitions on your new drive and ghost both your operating system and games/programs over...

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    I would recommend the Samsung drives, I bought one of there top models about a month ago. Apart from it dragging huge amounts of power (with lots of HDDs it puts my Enermax 480 over the edge). Its a very quiet drive ... and with the ATA133 version I manage faster benchmarks than most SATA users (1502 PCMarks HDD for anyone that wants to know - thats the 120Gb model).

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    yea get a samsung hdd there ultra quiet, DO NOT GET A MAXTOR there loud!

    also ghost should be able to do what u need
    here http://ghost.radified.com/ excellent how to and all the info u need.

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