Which type of Hard Drive do I buy?

  summer1976 10:57 10 Mar 2005


I have 80GB drive and would like to add a second one preferably 150-200GB big. But i'm not sure what type to buy.

I ran a scan on my pc and I got this:

Disk Drives:
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model WDC WD800EB-00DJF0
Media Type Fixed hard disk media
Size 80023749120 (~75 GB)
Number of Partitions 1

I'm not sure if that helps. My pc is only about 7 months old, so i'm thinking I opt for IDE? And i'm only looking to spend £50-£65 but will splash out a tad more if required.



  TomJerry 11:33 10 Mar 2005

are you refering to IDE or SATA? If you want SATA, you need to make sure the motherboard support it.

For your price range, you can have

Western Digital WD2000BB 200GB UIDE 100 7200rpm £61.07 click here

but make sure you have cable and screws because OEM version (cheap) does not come with any of them

  byfordr 11:39 10 Mar 2005

click here

Go for the biggest you can afford...its amazing how quickly movies, pictures and music builds up on your pc. There are a new range of 16mb cache drives. The standard is 8mb. Look for 7200rpm spin speeds.

Couldn't find what type of drive yours is on the W/D website something like belarc click here is pretty good for getting information.


  summer1976 15:33 10 Mar 2005

Thanks I will be buying the retail boxed version not OEM. I also ran Belerac already and just got the same information back but i've just found the documentation for my pc and found I need IDE. I'll now check out the links you provided.


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