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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pomp, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. pomp

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    I have a Packard Bell 6070 and I would like to know whether either an internal or external hard drive would be option:
     
  2. frankjohn

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    option for what?
     
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    I'm sure you could add either or replace the existing internal one with a bigger drive. I guess our question is what is the intended use or reason for the hard drive? That may determine the best solution.

    Also if you could provide some hardware details about the PB 6070, as its hard to find any good information on it, that would help. If you go external you'd want USB 2.0 ports, with USB 1.1 ports it would be slow.
     
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    A USB 2.0 card can be inexpensively added if you only have USB 1.1 ports.
     
  5. pomp

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    thank you for your reply.I really only use my computer for games storing music & pictures ,and I was hoping to speed it up a bit when playing games ,I have seen various internal and external hard drives advertised, so I just want some advice as to which way to go.I have found this in my general properties I hope it helps : AMD ATHLON XP2800+ 2.08GHZ 1.25GB of RAM .
     
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    Unless you are critically low on hard drive space, adding another hard drive will not improve performance. What video card do you have? Go to Start -> Run -> type DXDIAG and press ENTER. you should see the DirectX utility pop up. It should give you can option to save a log file, please do that and then either attach the file to your next post or copy and paste th results into your next post.
     
  7. pomp

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    thank you for your time and patience here is the information you asked for I hope
     
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    I think you forget to post what you had intended to post :)
     
  9. pomp

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    OK I think I have sent the attatchment now
     

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    I am going to assume you want a drive for portability, because with 45gb of free disk space, you dont need an internal drive. =]

    If you're going to get an external, make sure you get a PCI card with an external SATA port, or a USB2.0 PCI card. :D
     
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    I think the computer would have built-in USB 2.0 ports based on the specs.
     
  12. pomp

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    Thank you for all your help that's exactly what i wanted to know
     
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