Hi... I'm just waiting patiently while Ad-Aware does its thing next door. According to hard drive tests done w/ PC-Doctor I did a few months ago, I have extensive physical damage to my hard drive, but this little trooper of a drive has held on far longer than I thought. I have tried to run hard drive test w/ PC-Doctor since then without success. I live in South Dakota, so no shot at a reasonable deal on a drive. I was looking at Western Digital 80G SATA 7200rmp drives. Anyone have any first hand experience with the cheaper/riskier internet sites such as pricewatch.com or buy.com??? Do I dare pay less and not have access to a cust. svc. rep? Do I have to get the same brand I have in here now? Are those drives refurbished? I have a 40GB drive in now, so should I stop at 80B or go for 150B perhaps while I'm at it? And.... how daring should I be about installing Windows XP for the first time? Thanks for having me over!!!!! Email Removed
Edited by soxrok, 04 July 2005 - 09:06 PM.