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harddrive question??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tonee, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. tonee

    tonee Member

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    i have a 80gb harddrive i want to upgrade to something larger such as 150gb or even 200gb drive.i have an ata ultra drive.Does anyone know how i can find out information about how big i can go without upgrading my bios???any website or information would be great...thankx
     
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    what are the specs on your computer than will tell you but as you have an 80gig & hopefully sees all 80gig than should be alright
     
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    in regards to my question,i have pentium 4, 2.5ghz processor,1 gb of ram,80gb hardrive,bios Phoenx award version 3.42. any help???
     
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    system wise you are alright as i have about the same system & will be putting a 160gig hd in mine. the only problem you might have that i will is the windows version, i'm using win98se which supposedly has a problem past 120gig but planning to partition into 2x80gig. if you are using xp than no problem once you have sp1 or 2 loaded
     
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    DDP, hey thanks by the way i do have windows version XP....hey one more thing do you know of any websites that will check your system to see what my limit on how high i can go?????
    thanx
     
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    harddrive wise maybe in the terrabytes but you'll have a new computer before that time. teach & learn!!
     
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    when i install my harddrive, XP picks it up, but when i go to my computer, i can't find it.
     
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    It's asking me to format, and I don't really want to because its for my ps2 and i'm transfering a game onto it. Is there any way of getting around the formating?
     
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    have to format the drive before you can put games or whatever on it
     
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    but i already have games on it. and if i format it do i have to format it again on my ps2?
     
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    did you partition the hd??
     
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    after i posted the link to seagate & partitioning hds???
     
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    ahhh nevermind i formatted it
    now my only question is how am i to put the games on there
     
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    that you check the ps2 forum below this one as i don't play with ps2s
     

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