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Changeing motherboard Question (from Asus to Dfi)

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by harris1986, 25 Jan 2006.

  1. harris1986


    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,684

    Hi guys i recently bought a 160gb external hard drive to transport my media betweeen computers, now i'm thinking of upgrading my motherboard from my tired Asus a8n sli-deluxe to a Dfi Expert.
    I was wandering if i was to put all my important media files (movies, music, pictures, documents, etc) onto my external hard drive, when i reformatt my internal hard drive and install with my dfi board drivers and such on it will i then be able to transfer my external hard drive files onto this platform without it corrupting? or will there be a conflict with drivers?
    I would have thought this would be ok as theoretically this is the whole point of external and portable hard drives is it not?
  2. welshtom


    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: Pencoed

    if its just media files then drivers have nothing to do with it :s.

    should be fine

  3. Arcane


    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,645

    Location: Ealing, London

    Should be the same as loading something from any form of removable media, (CD, DVD etc), can't see it being an issue.
  4. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,558

    Location: Autonomy

    Thats what I do everytime I get new hardware.

    I have a 2x 300 gigs for my data,mp3's,DVD's and pictures

    My raptor for windows.
    So its easy just to install windows on the raptor or if windows goes wrong.Or if I change mobo or anything

    All my data is safe:) i just plug the 300 gig disks in and away we go.Media library in tact!

    couldnt have it any other way.
  5. harris1986


    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,684

    haha good good :D thanks for that just clarifying :) wouldn't want to re-formatt then hear loud shouts of DOH when i loose everything :D