3rd thread I have started in recent days but they are all different questions so apologies to all. I might have to get a new hard-drive, 40GB as my motherboard probably won't recognise anything higher as my PC is a few years old. I have found one at Komplett: click here Sorry I don't know how to do links (how stupid am I!). If anyone can get onto the site can they tell me if this hard-drive seems reasonable? I have been told to make sure its 7200 speed but apart from that I don't know what else to look for
Hi Bennythejet. This is a superb drive, and it is a similar price at E-Buyer and Dabs. I recently fitted the 32G version to my Daughters computer. If your computer is more than about 5 years old it may not recognise above 32G (it depends on the BIOS). Otherwise it should be ok on much larger drives. In reality unless you are storing movie files 40G should be adequate anyway. If you are running a version of Windows 98, you may find the shutdown behaves strangely with a 7200rpm hard drive. In my Daughters computer, which has an AT motherboard, it no longer displays the "It is now safe to switch off .." screen, but this is a common phenomenon and doesn't cause any problems. The 7200rpm does give noticeably faster file access, but non phenomenally so.
You will notice that you have cracked the problem of pasting links, but it doesn't work properly for Microsoft KnowledgeBase links.
Excellent, thanks for the advice. I have received good advice elsewhere on this board regarding my current 12GB hard-drive from Powerless and will be spending this weekend trying to sort it out in the hope that I don't have to spend any money! If I can't fix the problems then I will but this hard-drive.