My 40 gig HD is constantly filling up with digital photo files, so I need to add another HD to my Dell Dimension 4550. I already have a 160Gig external drive hooked up via firewire to back up my image and data files. If I add another internal 200 Gig to this computer, am I going to have problems having it recognized. All three HD’s are Maxtors. The external one is configured as “cable select”. If I install the new 200 Gig and configure it as cable select too, will Maxblast and Windows XP figure it all out, or do I have to know what I’m doing?
Do I need any special IDE/ATA cable to install this new HD?
Is there any way of copying everything, including the OS, off my 40 Gig HD onto my 200 Gig and then replacing the 40 Gig with another 200 Gig later when I fill the other one up? Please don’t assume that I know what I am doing and, in replying, keep it simple for “stupid”. TIA.