02-11-2014 12:01 PM
I just purchased an HP Envy 700-074. I liked all the specs on this machine, including the addtional hard drive bay.
I wish to transfer a 1TB data drive from my old Dell running Windows 7 x64 to the new system. Are there going to be any problems, or will the HP pick the drive right up?
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02-11-2014 12:37 PM
It all depends as they say.
If the hard drive is SATA and was not in a RAID array or used with bitlocker then you should be OK to use the drive as a data only hard drive. There might be exceptions as some SATA I hard drives might not work on a SATA III port. In this case, an external USB enclosure might make the drive usable.
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02-11-2014 01:02 PM
It is a SATA drive, but most likely SATA I as it was purchased 4-5 years ago, and my Dell XPS 200 is close to 7 yrs old. Without going into thhe BIOS, I couldn't say for certain.
02-12-2014 02:11 PM
Installled HD. BIOS saw it with no problems, as did Windows 8.1.
Thanks for your input. You never will know if it will work until you try. Installing HD was a piece of cake once I saw where to place it.