Re: Can I do this?
- From: Venger <venger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:24:34 -0500
My hard drive isn't real huge so I don't have enough room to unzip my
Marquee files to display on my front end. If I install a second Hard
drive and put my unzipped files on it, and direct the path to the new
drive in my front end will everything work fine, or will there be a
slow down caused by having the executable on one drive and the files
As long as the second drive is on a fast interface (PATA, SATA, even USB 2.0/Firewire), then you'll never know. In fact... you could theoretically get a tiny speed up. I have ROMs on a server so that my kids computers and mine can access them in one place, rather than have three copies of them.
Also how do you copy a complete hard drive (which also has windows o/s
files on it) to put it on a new larger hard drive? Do I need a
software program for this? I don't have a XP disc to reinstall if
something goes wrong and I lose my operating system in the process.
Many retail drives include software to migrate your data - for instance Maxtor drives come with MaxBlast which has options to do this. However, Maxtor drives suck and you will, eventually, have to replace it, likely in a disaster situation. Ask me how I know - hint, I had to emergency migrate last weekend.
Ghost is hit or miss anymore. Acronis TrueImage works okay, there are even free programs out there that supposedly clone drives.
Your mileage may vary...
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