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should i junk my computer?


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mario1001

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I have an acer aspire ase 380 that i put a 1TB hard drive in .It was running Windows 10 but, i kept getting 100% disk usage and major lag .( I hardly had any programs installed on it)I formatted the HD twice and installed Windows 8.1 ( I don't have a disk for 10).Now the installation process is even slower than it was the first time i installed it.Should i save the Hd and get a new tower or junk everything and get a Mac?Please help i'm at my wits end with this piece of junk.


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Kemasa

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What is the disk that you installed?

 

I got one of those "green" drives and the performance was horrible. This was quite some time ago and I have heard rumor that things have changed, but as a system drive it did not work for me.

 

Based on that I see for the specs of your machine, it seems somewhat reasonable. Linux tends to run much faster and you could test your machine by downloading and burning a LiveDVD, like Knoppix, which would tell you if the machine seems to be working. If it has some sort of problem, it could slow it down.


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I have a wd green disk 1tb.I wish i could download anything right now but my computer is stuck still trying to finish installing Windows 8. I started it a 8pm last night .As of 8am it still wasn't finished so i shut it down.

Edited by mario1001, 19 May 2016 - 04:14 PM.

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That is the same exact drive I had a problem with. I ended up replacing it and using the green drive for storage, which it seems to work ok with.


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