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11010110

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Im in the market for a new hard drive. I foud one for a reasonable price and i need someone to give me a hand and tell me if this hard drive is worth the money.

Maxtor Diamond Max 160 GB
133 MB per second
8 MB buffer
9.0 ms average search rate
Parallel ATA-133 interface

$49.99

Any help is greatly apriciated.

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wannabe1

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Hi 11010110...Welcome to G2G!

$49.99 is a very good price for that HDD. A good rule of thumb for Maxtor drives is about $1 per gig...the deal you found far exceeds that in value. :tazz:

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Yes, a reasonable and stable price for a hard drive. :tazz:
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Now would the hard drive be hard to install into a Dell PC?

Edited by 11010110, 14 August 2005 - 12:49 PM.

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No, it is not hard to install a hard drive. The question is, do you want for it to be set up as the C: drive, or as an extra drive?

If you want it to contain your Windows partition, you will need to remove the old one and install the new one, then reinstall all of your OS and applications back on to it.

If you are only looking to add ore storage to your computer, then what you want to do is set the little two pin jumper to slave, connect it to the other connector on the ribbon cable, and connect a power lead to it. Once you reboot, windows should recognise it.
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