I have a pc right now with 80 gb master hard drive, bought it from systemax around a year ago. I just bought a second hardrive for it about a month ago, a 160 gb maxtor hd / 7200 rpm/ 8 mb cache, Installed it and it works.
Now my question is, I am wanting to reformat my computer by use of the restore OS disks (XP, came with my systemax pc). I want to copy all my info (movies & data) to the 160 gb hd (slave) and reformat the master (80 gb) to factory condition.
How do I do this without losing data on the 160 gb? I can always unplug the power to that drive before I reformat, but the thing is, the maxtor disk that came with the computer made me format the drive ( wasn’t a big deal then since it was empty) before It installed on the system. Now I have my data on it, how do I install it without losing the data or formating that drive?