Transfering Data from Hdd to Hdd w/ No Empty Bays

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Monica, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Monica

    Monica Guest

    I have a XPS 420 with both hdd bays being used. I've purchased a larger
    internal backup drive to replace the current internal backup drive. How am
    I going to connect the new drive (Samsung Spinpoint) to the computer to
    transfer data from the old backup to this new drive? Only thing I can think
    of (and luckily I have plenty of free space) is to copy backup data to the C
    drive, remove backup drive, install new drive and transfer it to the new
    backup drive.
    Monica, Aug 24, 2010
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  2. Monica

    Monica Guest

    Well, not sure what an "external drive dock" is but that made me think of a
    internal hdd enclosure. That's what I'll do unless someone has a better
    Monica, Aug 24, 2010
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  3. Monica

    Monica Guest

    GR, while looking for enclosures, I came across docking stations. Is one
    better than the other? It seems a little dangerous to have an internal
    drive sitting out on the desktop with no protection (housing/enclosure). Is
    that not a concern?
    Monica, Aug 24, 2010
  4. Monica

    Sam Guest

    You are only going to use it until the data is transferred, be real careful
    and you shouldn't have any worry.
    Sam, Aug 24, 2010
  5. Monica

    Monica Guest

    Think I'll go with an enclosure as I'd be able to use it in the future if I
    wanted to make the old internal backup drive into an external at some point.
    Are there specific features to look for? Here's and aluminum model from
    Rosewill. I'm open for suggestions :)

    Rosewill RX-358-S SLV (Silver) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure
    w/Int.80mm fan
    Monica, Aug 25, 2010
  6. Monica

    Boris Guest

    If you're going to end up with the new drive as an internal drive, I'd get
    something like this so that I didn't have to mount/dismount in an external
    case just to copy data. That gets old. I have one of these, and I can
    quickly examine external drives and move data without having to install the
    drive in an external enclosure.
    Boris, Aug 27, 2010
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