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Old Oct 27, 2002, 07:21 PM
Xcubetion Xcubetion is offline
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Question HardDrive HELP!

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I have a 43 Gig 7200 RPM Hard Drive.

Now i want to have 80Gigs on my hard drive..what i need to know is can i just get another 40Gig HD so it can be a 83G HD total??

If so...does it matter?? I have no idea what this 7200 RPM is for..and i want to know what am i suppose to dO?? Get a 40G 7200 RPM HD?? does it matter???

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Old Oct 27, 2002, 07:31 PM
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You can add a second Harddrive as a slave to your existing one. You'll end up with 2 drives in Windows. If you haven't partitioned any of the drives you will have the original 43gig as C: and the new drive as D:

A word of caution, if you want 40gig of additional space then you have to buy a drive that is larger than 40 gig.

Drive manufacturers claim a Gig as 1,000,000,000 bytes, so if you buy a drive advertised as 40gig you actually only get a 37.25 gig drive 40,000,000,000 /(1024*1024*1024).

7200rpm is 7,200 revs per minute ie the drive speed. There are two main speeds - 5400rpm and 7200 rpm, the seek times on the 7200 rpm drives are obviously faster. This starts to matter more as the drive size increases as a large drive with a slow speed will cause noticable delays in data retrieval.

Installation is easy if you know how. Call out if you need instructions.

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Old Oct 27, 2002, 07:31 PM
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yes you should get a 7200 rpm drive, it means the speed at which the disk is read at, if you get a 5200 rpm drive it will slow the 7200 rpm drive down
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