I've currently got a second computer storing all my digital music. Unfortunately the computer is suffering from the weight of MP3 files and I'd like to upgrade the hard drive to cope a little better. Should I be using this as a slave or completely removing the first and adding in the other therefore just having one hard drive?
I've put what I've got at the moment and wondered whether anyone would be able to point me in the direction of a larger size hard drive. Thanks.
Operating System - XP Home (Service Pack 2) CPU Type - Intel Pentium IIIE, 600 MHz Motherboard Name - Intel Seattle II SE440BX-2 (2 ISA, 4 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM) click here Motherboard Chipset - Intel 82440BX BIOS Type - Phoenix (11/5/99) Current Disk Drive - Western Digital Corporation (WDC WD204BA 19GB IDE).
Yes you can buy any size/make of hard drive but it must be an IDE drive not the newer SATA drive and for speed you're better buying the faster 7200 rpm ones with a 8mb buffer rather than the 5400 rpm ones with the 2mb buffer. Also you would benefit more by making the new drive the master with Windows installed on it and keeping the old drive for just your MP3s as the newer drive would be quicker than what you have.