View Full Version : Upgrade 40GB HD to 2- 80GB? A plan?

06-25-2002, 08:55 PM
I want to replace my current 40GB drive with 2 80GB drives, on a G4/466, running 10.1.5.
So will this work?
1) Install 80GB drive in second bay as slave.
2) Boot-up. Install OSX on new drive.
3) Change startup drive to new drive and restart.
4) If everything looks okay, shutdown.
5) Switch drives, including master/slave settings. Boot-up
6) Copy all folders, except System, from 40GB drive to new drive.
7) Copy any files in old System folder that aren't in new System folder to new System folder.
8) Shutdown.
9) Swap out 40GB drive for second 80GB. Boot-up.

06-26-2002, 12:03 AM
You bet.

?However, there is no reason for you to have to switch back and forth between Master and Slave. Master and slave are strictly identities on the bus, they have absolutely no bearing on performance or ability as the boot drive.

?My suggestion is:

*Install first 80gig as Slave.
*Install OSX and copy all of the 40gigs data over to it.
*Replace the 40gig with the other 80gig as master.

?The only thing you do want to be sure of is that the Master drive is on the end connector of your data cable and the Slave is on the middle connector. Both drives will perform identically. On my computer I have 2 OSX (10.1.5 and 10.1.4) boot volumes and a 10.1.5 Server boot volume. I also have 2 OS9 systems. These are somewhat randomly placed on partitions of both the Master and the Slave drives. Both drives are the same model number IBM 60GXP's and they both perform just as well. I can't remember which is which anymore.

?Good luck on your install, it ought to be a piece of cake.