I have a pretty old machine on which I would like to upgrade the hard drive. The Machine has an AMD Athlon 64bit 3400+ processor (2.2GHz) with a 80 GB 7200rpm Hitachi hard drive.I would like to go for a 1 TB hard drive. Please point out if there are any specific things i need to look out for. Also, any advice on whether to use the new hard drive as a slave or use it with RAID 1 configuration will be helpful.
Watch out for: Does the motherboard support Sata (I assume the 1TB drive is sata and the old disk is IDE)
Also you cannot make a RAID configuration with a 80 GB disk and a disk of 1 TB. you would need 2 disks with 1TB for that.
If you use a SATA disk, master and slave is not important. Just set your boot sequence in the BIOS correctly.