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Can my PC hold this HD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stecks, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

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    This is one of the drives I've thought of for a possible HD upgrade

    SEAGATE 300Gb 7200rpm 16M U100 (# ST3300622A) 5-YR MAN Warranty

    Now that would be used as a Master and my current one would get the toss. And for a little help towards anyone with this my PC is a Emachiness T2824. Any help with this would be great !.
     
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    I'm not sure if I can run an SATA... Whatever a T2824 can hold .... I'm not sure so don't quote me on this but I think just think I can run a PATA
     
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    My mistake .... (# ST3300622A) is PATA .... (# ST3300622AS) is SATA.

    Are you running windows XP ??
     
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    haha that's alright everyones allowed to make a mistake... And yes I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
     
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    Yea ... I was thinking about another SATA ... and remembered the PN.

    Looks like your good to go ... are you paying more than $89 ?? ... the Seagate ATA was last weeks Frys special.

    I see you have USB 2.0 .... Might want to add one of these for you old HD ..
    External HD Enclosures Hard Drive Not included - Some easy assembly required.
     
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    haha I wish i had USB spaces they're all taken' up... Well here's the price of it now mind you this is Canadian and also a few other drives I'd consider but hey like they say "Go big or go home"

    SEAGATE 300Gb 7200rpm 16M U100 (# ST3300622A) 5-YR MAN Warranty -- NEW >>>>>> $151.20

    SEAGATE 250Gb 7200rpm 8M U100 IDE (# ST3250824A) 5-YR MAN Warranty >>>>>> $117.59

    SEAGATE 200Gb 7200rpm 8M IDE U100 (# ST3200822A) >>>>>> $111.59

    SEAGATE 160Gb 7200rpm 8MB IDE U100 (# ST3160023A) >>>>>> $99.00

    and here's the site www.kctechs.com that's a place I'd rather go from comparing prices of other places around me and so far they are cheaper just pending on specifics.
     
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    I would get more USB's but nah.. I'm more so wanting more harddrive space cause what I want to do I can't entirely do cause it just takes up so much room. And back ups I'm good for because every few months I make a data DVD for all software and other stuff I keep on my PC. And If I was to get that much much larger HD I can put back on some stuff that I want with out consistanty popping in a disc.
     
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    Sounds good to me.
    Need any Cloning/Backup software suggestions ???
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    Could always mount the 40 as a slave ... Better than pitching it.
    Have fun :D
     
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    Well that place that I'm getting the HD from is gonna do that for me for only $25 and well I'd rather let a qualified tech do it rather than myself cause I don't persay really trust myself with doing so even if I do it step by step. Haha 40Gig as a slave no thanks I wanna get it whiped clean and install it within my brother's computer cause all he's got is a pathetic old 10Gig so I think he deserves it more for what he's had to deal with for HD space.
     
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