hard drive

  ritchy 20:23 11 Apr 2005
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hello ... i want to install a new hardrive (new for old) but ime wondering has anyone got any recommendations in terms of brands for a new drive? i want 200 gb. Is the process straight forward? thanx

  stalion 20:25 11 Apr 2005

info here click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:30 11 Apr 2005

1. Will your board / BIOS accept a 200G drive?

2. Have you got all the drivers for your mainboard, grahics card sound card modem etc.

3. You will need to reinstall everthing so back up first.

One method is to fit the new drive as a slave and copy everything across. Maxtor Seagate and Western digital provide software to set up the drive and copy across

Replace a HDD
click here

Fit 2nd HDD
click here
click here

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

  SEASHANTY 20:32 11 Apr 2005

Maxtor Information click here

  ritchy 21:14 11 Apr 2005

ok ...how do i find out weather my board can take a 200 gb drive and secondly how do i back up the drives for sound card,graphic cards and modem?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:57 11 Apr 2005

How old is the PC?

Belarc click here download and run to find out make model and BIOS version as well as any other equipment fitted.
Goto the manufacturers or BIOS site to check if will take 200G drive


Driver guide toolkit click here wiil find and back up your drivers

  ritchy 07:34 12 Apr 2005

my pc is about 18 months old

  SEASHANTY 17:14 12 Apr 2005

200GB Maxtor Diamondmax10 7200rpm 8MB cache price
£66-09 (inc vat) from Microdirect
click here

  ritchy 20:21 12 Apr 2005

if i undertake this task, and things go wrong, would i beable to just plug my old hardrive in and be back to normal?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:40 12 Apr 2005

Yes

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