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Need help adding a second Hard Drive to my PC!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by gary431, May 10, 2007.

  1. gary431

    gary431 Member

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    I am buying a New Dell E520 computer with the following configuration:
    1-Intel Core 2 E6320 duo Processor( 4MB L2 cache, 1.86GHZ, 1066FSB)
    2-XP Home OS.
    3-2GB memory.
    4-250GB Serial ATA HD(7200RPM)
    5-Dual DVD drives.
    6-256MB Video Card.
    7-I will be using it for encoding, Burning DVDs.
    I am going to add a second HD. I am considering the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive.

    What are your thoughts on this and is there anything else that I should consider?
    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    XP pro and make sure the video isn't the on board type. Sorry don't know much about dell's setups don't know if they use on board video anymore.
     
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    just partition the 250gig hd without buying another drive. what else is going to be loaded on that hd besides windows & programs?
     
  4. gary431

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    I was told, on this forum, that I need a second internal HD for effective encoding. I have an external 250GB HD. I can get the Seagate HD for only $130. Will I have a possible problem with heat?
    Thanks.
     
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    There will be about 150GB video and music on the HD.
     

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