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Ultimate Geek

# 41718 22-Sep-2009 00:55
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Is it possible to move my primary HDD to another SATA connection without having my freshly installed VISTA 32 throwing a tantrum?

I'm quite sure that my soon to arrive GTX260 will not fit where my current 8800GT is, as my "now" primary HDD sits level with it @ the bottom of my mATX motherboard and it just FITS with enough space for some cables to go through.

Be gentle, I'm not technically minded...  just enough to get by! Laughing

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  # 257478 22-Sep-2009 06:42
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Yes. Just plug it in and it will work fine. It doesn't matter what SATA connector you use.

There shouldn't be a need to move it though, surely you just need to move the HDD?

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  # 257483 22-Sep-2009 06:56
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If it does throw a paddy, most BIOS's will let you change the SATA arrangement if you are running more than 1 HDD or SATA Device Smile

Vista does get touchie over these things now and then.

Go back to XP Wink


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  # 257487 22-Sep-2009 08:06
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Didn't occur to me to just move the HDD... haha, well I guess being up at 3am and posting didn't help much!

I wouldn't have had to move anything at all if it weren't for my old WD Caviar 320GB drive giving up the ghost and posting constant BSOD on startup!

Cheers for the replies!

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