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Roarthealmighty

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#1 14 years ago

I now have a 80 GB hard drive in my cpu. I guess thats ok. But i would like more. I was look towards a 120 or something. How much does a good hard drive usually cost, and if you dont think a 120 is good, please suggest another. Thanks.




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#2 14 years ago

Size isn't everything... :naughty: How about speed and noise? Different drives have different strong points. What's most important to you?




Spyder F-16

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#3 14 years ago

How much of that 80GB do you really use? If not much, then upgrading really is a waste unless you're upgrading for the RPM and other aspects. This 38.8GB IBM does well enough for me.




Odessa

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#4 14 years ago
ETESize isn't everything... :naughty:

Who ever told you that,lied!!:D If you really want more,you could think about buying another 80 GB like the one you have already and put them in raid. There are many options for HDD.It all depends on what you want with them.




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#5 14 years ago

I got a 60gb maxtor and it is fine:D Thought about external HD?




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#6 14 years ago

i need a bigger hard drive i got a 14gb, hopefully ill be gettin a 80gb soon :D to much downloading lol




NexusS2X

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#7 14 years ago

lol. Okay, list your stats, Roar. That way, we'll see if you need a bigger one. Also, if you really think you'll use them up in the next year or so, get either another one and go for RAID (awesome, what Odessa said) or just get a huge external one.




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#8 14 years ago

I have herd of formatting your HD. How do you do it? I have mine in FAT32




Spyder F-16

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#9 14 years ago

If you're running on 98/ME. Create a boot disk, and have it in the A drive when it is booting. Then run FDisk via dos. This will ERASE your entire HDD. With Windows 2000... I am unsure on how this works. Windows XP. Have your computer boot from the CD and use the formatter on it. You may loose information.




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#10 14 years ago

If your getting a new harddrive there are 4 main things to concider.

RPM - Rotations pr minute. 7200 is standard for IDE interface disks, while RAID can work at 10000 rpm. 7200 is fine. Cache - Internal "RAM", keeps the most recently accesed data avaliable for faster retrevial. I buy all my disks with 8mb cach. Interface - Type of connection to your computer. IDE, RAID, S-ATA etc. IDE is standard, the same connection as your CD rom uses. Your motherboard determins what kind of interface you can use. Size - Bigger drives are slower as the readers have more space to work with. These days you are able to get disk up to 300gb +. Once you pass 120GB in size you pay alot for the extra GB.

Formatting a HDD is wiping it clean and setting up a new filesystem. You can do this in windows if the disk isnt the one with windows on it. Different OS have different filesystems. There are pros and cons on all systems, but todays most used I belive is NTFS which XP and Win2000 has. If you boot your computer with a windows CD in you have the option of formatting your drive(s) before installing.




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