Hard Driver replacement

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  1. Repentinus

    Repentinus New Member

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    I currently am running an IDE ATA HD and would like to replace it with a SATA drive. What would be the easiest way to transfer a windows installation from one to the other?
     
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    a) You have a SATA controller then?
    b) Use any imaging software - hard drive manufacturers have imaging tools now you can download

    It will most likely not work if you use SATA's native mode - compatibility mode should work without a hitch though.
     
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    My MB supports SATA. What's the difference between native mode and compatibility mode?
     
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    I have yet to see any real world advantage to native (save for RAID), but if you run it you need drivers to run it. Compatibility makes it easy to swap from IDE to SATA as you don't need any special drivers for it to work.
     

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