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Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I am getting a new graphics card an BFG GTX 260 Maxcore edition. In the past I have always just left the driver disc in the box and went straight to the Nvidia website for the latest driver, is this still the best and safest option?

    I also wanted to ask is there a way to transfer data from one internal hard drive on one machine to another hard drive on another machine?
     
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    The latest driver download and install from the hoses web site is a smart move and nothing wrong using the disk either. But if I'd to choose I'd go for the web site as it would likely be an up to date version.
     
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    the hard drive bit - do you mean when it's not networked?

    Yeah - you'd need a cross over cable (shame you don't live nearer I have some kit to make them up and it's dead easy!)


    That, or you could buy an external disk caddy - put the disk you want the data on in it...then hook it up with the pc you want to transfer the data from..then transfer it that way!
     
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    I always thought it was best to get them from the website, cheers

    I'll have a look for a crossover cable or a caddy cheers for the info.
     
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    Ps,

    Seagate Freeagents are good!
     
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    For the first question answer is Yes. On Nvidia website you will always find the latest drivers (contains all fixed bugs from previous ver. and some updates)

    For the second question I will suggest:
    1. Remove HDD from one machine and connect to second and copy data across
    2. Use external HDD (easiest)

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    Cheers I'll have a look into that :)
     
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    PPs,

    If you plan to but one make sure it is the correct interface for your disk - eg SATA
     
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    PPPs LOL :biggrin
     
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    will do :) have some more reppage :)
     
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    If you mean just true data then the cmd prompt net use "driveltr": \\computer\c$ should do the trick unadulterated access to the hard disk once you've tapped in the right username and password.
     
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    it's actually about 30GB of video, I can't loose my Basil Rathbone Movies (sherlock holmes from 1941), plus Southpark (which is legal to download before anyone says).
     
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    Yes, my friend... there are these things called "network cables" <quote fingers for emphasis> that you can use to "network" the "computers" together so you can copy "data" easily from one "computer" to the other. :twisted:

    If you decide to take the drive out... dude, I can't recommend this tool enough: link. Doesn't matter if it's PATA, SATA, 2.5", 3.5"... that little baby will get the job done. :thumbleft
     
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    duh, never thought of that :D, is it possible to do it with a plain old ethernet cable?
     
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    Thought it had to be crossover? :blink Edit: ethernet, but crossover
     
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    It does - if it's PC to PC.

    If it's going through a switch etc then it's non-crossover.
     
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    if its 30 gigs of data, I wouldnt bother going down the USB route, that will take you forever! do it by a network
     
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    I'll get a crossover as Leehaa suggested :)
     
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    Cheers. Yas - had assumed that there would be no switches involved!
     
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    As already stated, yes you can, if you've got a switch between them. :) Plug into network... copy files. Easy! :)
     
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