I haven’t install the new drive or OS yet, I plan to install using the whole drive as my C: drive,single drive, fresh install. Should I use pin 7&8 since I’m using Windows XP? Would I still need to run Acronis align tool if I do? Should I try installing Windows XP first to see if I need to do anything.
Also, I don’t know if my motherboard will support 3GB transfer rate, or if I’ll need to use jumper 5&6 to reduce the transfer speed to 1.5GB. Will it be OK to use jumper 7&8 from above, and jumper 5&6 if I need to?
What would be the best order to do my install?
New Drive Model# WDBAAY500ENC-NRSN
Old PC Model # IBM ThinkCenter M50 8187
Windows XP Pro SP3 (32bit) on CD