which hard drive

  matstu 14:44 26 Feb 2007

I need more storage on my pc. The current HDD is a Maxtor 2F030J0 (30GB 5400RPM Ultra ATA/133)There are also 2 optical drives in the case (desktop). Which Type of new HDD would be suitable? The pc has usb 1 and I would like usb 2 The motherboard is a PC Chips M810LR with chipset sis 730s, would the motherboard/chipset support usb 2

  Alan H E 15:46 26 Feb 2007

Your machine sounds as though its a bit long in the tooth. It may be better to get an external usb drive for your extra storage in case you have a catastrophic failure. You could also use Acronis TI or Norton Ghost so you then have a complete backup.

  Pamy 15:47 26 Feb 2007

If you have a spare PCI slot you can buy a USB2 card, but it will depend upon your operating system wheather you can run USB2. 98SE upwards I think. As for you hard drive, I would think you could go to 120GB 7200rpm ata 133 without any problems. See what others think

  Alan H E 15:48 26 Feb 2007

Make sure you can get drivers for the ext HD if your OS is 98se, ME.

  matstu 09:11 27 Feb 2007

We have Windows XP.

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