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Since I put a new hard drive in my pc it seems to be going slower than normal. I went from a 20gb drive to a 120gb drive. Is it because of the drive or just a coincedence? I've run sypbot and ad aware and a virus scan and all are ok
 
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Only thing I could think of is if you got a 5400 RPM and had a 7200 RPM before. You would definitely notice a difference in the speed then.
 

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ahh ok, I'll have to check that. Is there anything I can do to make it faster?
 

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If that is the problem, what can I do to improve it?Would more ram help or do I need a faster processor?

Would running the drive externally be better or just the same?
 
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As far as I know you can't change the drive speed, there might be some way of overclocking it but if there is I've never heard of it. If I'm correct and you can't change the speed, you could only tweak your system for a minimal speed increase. I can't tell whether you need more memory or a faster processor, because I don't know what you currently have. If you have 512+ memory and/or 2GHz+ processor there's no point wasting your money.

As for the external question, only certain drives can be run externally. Even then, it depends on the drive speed.
If you want to tweak your system (assuming you're running XP) you might find this link helpful:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
 

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I'm running ME and have 128mb ram and a 1.1 ghz amd athlon processor. I have run the drive externally before but put it inside because my old drive was full
 
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I figure you have already done this but just in case. Have you run a disk clean up, check disk, and defragged the drive?
The reason I am asking is because if you recently migrated the files to the new drive or have installed windows on the drive it could be pretty messy and a cleanup check disk and a defrag would help if that were the case.
Other than that it might be as mentioned a slower drive.
 

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I scan disked and disfraged when I first formated the drive but since transfering all my files I haven't. I have those sheduled for once a month and haven't had the drive that long yet. I'll give it a try , might help. Thanks
 
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