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Help, Need Bigger P.C. Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by JOHNSTARR, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. JOHNSTARR

    JOHNSTARR Regular member

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    My computer

    Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 515
    Operates at 2.93 GHz; 1 MB L2 Cache and 533 MHz FSB
    160 GB (7200 RPM, Serial ATA, 8 MB Cache)


    I'm terrible at finding the hot deals on the internet. If someone could use there skillz in finding a great deal on a large compatible internal H.D. for under 100$, I would be thankful!
     
  2. DakotaFan

    DakotaFan Regular member

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    newegg.com always has good deals.
    What kind of HDD are you looking for? SATA or IDE?
    There is a 500GB (7200 RPM, 16MB Cache) SATA Western Digital hard drive for $99.99.
    If you're looking for an IDE drive, there is a 320GB (7200 RPM, 8MB Cache) IDE Western Digital hard drive for $84.99.
    Just have a look around and see if there is anything you like. Personally, I like Seagate hard drives the best. I have two of them.
     
  3. JOHNSTARR

    JOHNSTARR Regular member

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    2 be honest, i don't know the difference between sata and ide. 160 GB (7200 RPM, Serial ATA, 8 MB Cache) is the hard drive I have in my computer at the moment and I wanted to add a slave drive cause I'm simply always out of space. I guess I should asume that I need a ide?

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. Morph416

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    Fortunately, for SATA drive users....there's no longer the "master/slave" relationship. All SATA drives run on their own channel...so adding a second SATA drive to your machine should be pretty easy for you.

    Just pick the one that best suits your needs...though a few things you'll have to know, is what your motherboard supports. SATA150 or SATA300/3G type drives. That you will find in the manual. If it doesn't have a manual, you'll have to find out what mobo you have, and download the manual from the website...though some sites will already have the component description available for you to read without having to see the manual.

    The other...is knowing what SATA port to plug your drive into. Reason I am saying, is that some SATA ports (plugs on the motherboard) are best suited for single channel operation, while the others are for RAID setups.
     
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    newegg.com and tigerdirect.com
    Serial ATA = SATA
    And morph416 is right, you need to find out what kind of motherboard you have, and then find out if it supports 150 or 300.

    Also, you might buy a hard drive that is just that. A hard drive with no cables. If you do get that, you will need to also buy a SATA cable as well.
     

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