N/APosted on - 11/05/2011
Hi experts ,
I want to assemble a new PC to be used only for music production. I have a lot of files and softwares in my current hard drive, including the OS that I like to use. Can I use the said hard drive and install it in my new PC? If so, which is the right motherboard for it? My old PC was a Compaq Presario, and if I use a new hard drive, some of the software will get lost since it is not registered and I can't find the disks. In that case, I would like to find another way to upgrade everything but I just don't know how will I use the hard drive and make it run. Any suggestions or opinions will be highly appreciated.
Which is the right motherboard for This ?
Yes, you can use the existing hard drive to a new assembled PC. If existing hard drive is concern because of lots of file stored there then you have to check the hard drive specification before you attempt to upgrade it to music production. When choosing new motherboard see to it that the existing hard drive has a room for it, what I mean is a IDE port connection were some older hard drive is IDE cable. If old hard drive has a SATA connection then you can proceed upgrading it. Other option would be transferring data files in new hard drive by using an Hard disk enclosure to make it external hard drive. We would suggest using enclosure rather than IDE convert to SATA because in enclosure USB transfer rate are less redundancy errors. Some recommended motherboard would be Asus P8Z68 deluxe 1155 and ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3.