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haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is that everything i need? I already have a 80Gb hardrive
With the new one , will i have to just connect it all then it will work? Or is there more to it?


Converter : 2.29 http://www.homestead.co.uk/productcategorydetail.aspx?categoryid=53770
Harddrive : 50.13 http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120303
Sata Cable : ^^ Price included http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/57651

Total : 52.42
Dom
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11th Dec 06 at 16:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you have SATA ports on your motherboard, then you are good to go with the kit below (otherwise you need an IDE drive) If your PSU has sata power cables then you can get rid of the molex to sata converter as well.

Only thing i would change would be the maxtor drive, mainly due to the bad luck friends and i have had (me and my room mate have lost 6 maxtor drives in the last month ), opt for seagates if you budget allows.

As for installing, unplug PC (from mains), open case, screw hard drive in, plug it all in, then reboot. Bios will detect it automaticall and windows will do its thing on the drive to get it working.
Sometimes you might have to use Disk Management under Computer Management (under admin tools) to import the drive and to format it.
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 16:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What about this one?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/117755

or this

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/111515

or if you can find me a seagates sata hardrive - 250gb for about 50 i will be happy

im going to look in the post about the geek shops and go through them in a minute
Dom
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11th Dec 06 at 16:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea both good drives. Never had a Hitachi so can't comment, but have had loads of seagates running in various setups (raided and non-raid) and they've never let me down yet, touch wood

have a look at microdirect.com, good service and pretty cheap too. Overclockers.co.uk are also good, a bit more expensive but have a look around the sale and clearence items - can pick up some cheap stuff.

Russ
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11th Dec 06 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hitachi death star

seriously though, new ones are alright, as are samsung spinpoint.
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=12209 ??

[Edited on 11-12-2006 by haller14]
Voyto
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11th Dec 06 at 20:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The DeskStar is a great HDD
topshot_2k
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11th Dec 06 at 21:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

western digital, raptor if you can afford it
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 21:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can you find me a link on ebuyer mate?

is it this?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/55242
Voyto
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11th Dec 06 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by topshot_2k
western digital, raptor if you can afford it


the raptor is very very loud though, only worth getting if you really need it to be that fast, i doubt a normal user would notice the difference
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 21:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i want a extra harddrive because i want to put a few off my dvds on the pc etc and my music collection.
Russ
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11th Dec 06 at 21:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by topshot_2k
western digital, raptor if you can afford it
you are a cunt
12vMatt
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11th Dec 06 at 21:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no point in getting a raptor unless its all out speed you want although western digital are a good brand
i would recommend either western digital or seagate, stay the fuck away from hitachi
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 21:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok noted.
topshot_2k
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get the 250gig Mybook USB hard drive from amazon if its for music etc
haller14
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11th Dec 06 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

would prefer it if its internal would look alot nice i would think that it plugged into my usb and then i have to find somewhere to put it and im limited for space
Dom
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11th Dec 06 at 22:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

stop confussing the poor guy
Just get the 250 seagate, the molex to sata power connector and sata cable and you will be ready to go

like i said, just make sure you have a sata connector on your motherboard

 
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