Hoping someone might be able to help me out with this. Basically I upgraded my computer a few weeks ago, including replacing my old 120gb hard drive with a new 320gb one, both SATA. I formatted and partitioned the new hd and it works fine. Then I plugged the old hd in because although I backed up all the essential stuff that was on it, there were some things I couldn't be bothered to back up that I wanted to copy to the new hd. I don't really understand how this stuff works but I was hoping as the old one was already formatted and everything I wouldn't need to format it again, since I don't want to lose the data?
Anyway with both drives in my lovely shiny new pc everything seems to work and it recognises them both, the one major problem is that it runs vvvveeeerrrrry sssslllllooooowwwwlllllly. Like, to the point where it takes about 15 minutes to even boot up.
So what's going on here? Was I an idiot to even attempt this? Is it not possible to plug a hd that already has data on it into a computer and retrieve the data, without having to format it etc, or is there some other problem? Thanks a lot.
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