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Old 29-07-2004   #1
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fitting a new hard drive

okay. so i,ve got a new maxtor hard drive to fit to my PC. 1 question
1. on my PC tower the hard drive loads in from the side with the connections facing out.the h/drive is held in place by two clips(screwed to the h/drive).are these generic parts or would i have to order these from my PC supplier?(mesh)
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the clips off the oldone should fit the new one

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Yes, it's all pretty generic luckily :)

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dave i'm fitting a second hard drive(200Gb+120Gb:D) but i've seen some thing similar in Maplins,so i'll pop in for a looksie tomorrow.cheers

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Custard, do you understand whether to put it primary/secondary/master/slave etc.? 320gb...woow! I wish lappys kept up with desktops in that way

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Only useful if you're going to fill it.....I can't seem to fill 80gb so never saw the point in going bigger!

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Custard,

You thought about using RAID 0 Striping! Thats what I have on my system.

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yeah i'm going to use the maxtor software to transfer the data of the present master onto the new hard drive and make the 120Gb the slave.

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Good, just checking :)

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to be honest its only my girlfriends heavy digi cam usage and my downloading(ahem) copies of software etc that i already own and use exclusivly for back up purposes that eats into the hard drive :Ilooking at upgradeing some of the specs in the near future(funds permitting).up the ram to 1GB,upgrade the graphics card from the geforce 5600, a 7.1 soundcard and maybe upgrade to an athlon 3200/3400 from the present 2800.

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Just checked, I run 2*120Gb Western Digital SATA-150 drives, RAID 0, so effective capacity about 223Gb - current only put 23Gb of rubbish into it, but it is bloody fast!


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tuart i have been looking at raid but i would need to get a raid controller as i aint got one on my mobo

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both my drives are maxtor 7200rpm with an 8mb buffer.couldnt stretch to western digi':(

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Custard,

Think mine are 7200rpm/8Mb, 10000 hadn't quite become common when I bought mine. But SATA was a good choice. Got mine from Scan,

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=16&Category=Hard+Drives&Thumbna ils=No

Yes, a mobo with RAID does help! One of the reasons why I bought my Aopen mobo.

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i have far too much space; 200gb SATA150 in this machine, 120gb in the xbox, and then in the file server a 250gb maxtor, 2x40gb quantums, 30gb seagate and couple of 8.4gbs. Then i have a WD 80gb with a usb to ide convertor thats used for transfering stuff to other peoples houses.



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