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Looking To Purchase Another Hard-drive


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Looking for like 40gb harddisk. But im not sure if my motherboard/cpu is able to support that. Any way i can check it out?

Currently i've 2 20gb drivers in my slots already.

Also, how do i know which model suits my motherboard best?
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i guess you can get the 40GB hard drive for your motherboard. I recommend getting a hard drive by Western Digital or Seagate.
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More than anything it depends on your OS. Most hard drives are backward comptible with ATA 33 and ATA 66. Win9x needs special drivers or patches to read beyond 132GB. I also like Western Digital and Seagate and have found some real nice buys on 80gig WDs (less than $40US for new pulls)
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less than $40US for new pulls? Sounds like an incredible deal.

Can everest green (program) help determine which hard-disk fits better into my motherboard? Using win xp 2 btw.

Any other factors i need to take note? (im assuming i can have 3 hard-disk in my motherboard, lmk if that is not always the case)
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Since you have XP you should be able to use any size you would like. Bang for the buck 250gig at a little over $.25 per thousand MB ain't bad for OEM WD with a 2MB cache. I would get a good size drive partiton it and clone the OS to the first partition. Then slave the second drive to the new drive and use the old drive for a backup, and enjoy the extra room for your data. Check the link in my sig for good tools.
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great ty!

Is there any guide where i can do a quick clone of my os instead of copying every single file one by one?

Just wondering, what are the more important factor i should look into apart from whats listed below?

Buffer Size (what does buffer size do btw?)
Rotational Speed
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Another point.

If i want to buy a high end hard disk will my current motherboard be able to handle it?

Im thinking of using my current cpu for 2 years till my army days are over, then buy an excellent build and bring my hard-disk over. Do i need to take note of anything on that note?
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