TIMBO: Oh - I hadn't heard that. Over the years I have changed the CPU cooler > changed a DVD reader to Writer > added another DVD Writer > added 2nd HDD > HANNS Monitor. Now have two of each. Original HDD was WD 40Gb. I added Seagate 120Gb. (though I swapped 'em around - Seagate now being master). WD (D:\ = slave) only contains my CD collection. Do you rekkon the case will only take a certain PSU ? (I don't mind drilling to fit another if that's all it takes. I did that to add the 2nd HDD. If I really have to - i'll either start to build another unit, or get a 'bare bones' kit. If I can't upgrade ACER,,,,, I won't buy the brand again.
WC: My 'existing' are IDE. Bit by bit, I was hoping (after adding better PSU & app connections) to swap out the IDE bits for SATA ones.
GAUCHO: see below.
MA: I had assumed that "the faster the better", which is what I went for when adding the last HDD. I just can't understand why manufacturers make two speeds - at the same time - for similar money ?
SB & TT: There was a 1T Samsung (SATA) available last week, for £43 - which I would have gone for 'if I had all the answers' then.
PS: B-in-Law just sent link to someones post on AV (TV) forum about PVR hdd's. Someone asked about replacing HDD in one. One reply was to go for a slower madel for pvr use ! I still don't know why ! Surely more speed is better for both applications ?!?!