Hi, yes you are correct, my link is for an External connection, a very useful gadget nevertheless. You could fit your old drive as a Slave drive, don't forget to set the Jumper, to the Slave position ... this might help ...
Hi Technotiger, I had it in my mind that the jumper would need to be switched to slave. Does the OS need to be left on it (XP Home), or would it have to be erased by re-formatting so that the disk would be blank?
The old OS would not work as is as would be set up for the old pc. As its to be used for storage then install it as a slave then format when you have booted into your current OS. Just go to My Computet, right click on the drive and select format.
Further to comments on the need to format the drive, I have used the old HDD on a couple of occasions when upgrading to a larger, faster drive.
On both occasions I did a clean install of XP on the new drive, but left the old files on the original HDD. I just changed the jumpers to slave and also master for the new drive. Had no problems with this, and meant that I could simply drag and drop all my files which I wanted to keep onto my new drive.
Once I had everything I wanted, I just formatted the old drive so that I did not waste space having duplicate XP OS files on both drives.