Advice on installing a 2nd hard disk drive please

  Never again 06:31 06 Jun 2003

I have a 4 year old pc which has a 13gb c drive, which my kids have managed to fill up. Although I regularly defrag it,use disk clean up, uninstall infrequently used,unused programs, etc I think that it would be easier if I installed another drive and got the kids to use this for thier games, etc.

Is it very easy to install and how much am I likely to pay for a drive up to 40gb.

  AndySD 06:58 06 Jun 2003
  Never again 09:10 06 Jun 2003

Thanks AndySD - thats a brilliant site.

Can you recommend where I can get a cheap drive as well?

  seedie 09:33 06 Jun 2003

I bought a Western Digital 40 gigabyte 7200rpm from
click here back in Feb.
Very pleased with it. You may have to check if you're bios will support 40 gigs.
Current price is about £47+vat +post


  Never again 14:58 06 Jun 2003

I think that my original drive is ide.

Most of the ones that I see are EIDE - is that the same?

  drummerdude436 15:14 06 Jun 2003

click here

very cheap gear


  Never again 15:59 06 Jun 2003

All the drives on sale seem to be EIDE but I only have an IDE drive and controller.

Will it fit?

  pj123 17:41 06 Jun 2003

Try this site: click here 40gb hard drive £65.

  Rayuk 18:07 06 Jun 2003

You ca get an 80Gb hard drive for £64 at
click here look under hard drives.
Do you know what motherboard you have,if not download Aida32 it might be able to tell you.
click here

  crimbo 18:10 06 Jun 2003

click here has the Western Digital on special offer @ £43.00 at the moment

  jazzypop 18:18 06 Jun 2003

IDE and EIDE are nowadays used to describe the same thing - see click here for more detail.

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