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Replace PATA HDD


onthelimit1
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PC has a failing Seagate HDD, but still boots. Intend to replace with another, larger Seagate and use the Acronis clone prog that can be downloaded from their site.

Question. How should the jumpers be set before cloning. Thanks, I'm sure I'm just being dull (but haven't had to do this with PATAs before).

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johndrew

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I think the source (existing C: drive) should be Master and the 'new' drive Slave. After cloning you will need to reset the jumpers to make the new HDD Master and the old Slave.

Another option would be to simply make a full backup image on an external drive and then fit the new HDD with the jumper set to Master (remove the old HDD of course), boot from the Acronis disk and Restore to the new drive. This may well be quicker/easier overall.

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onthelimit1

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Thanks, I thought that may have been the case. No Acronis CD as I'd be using the stripped download from Seagate.

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