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Old 01-20-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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hi i am new to computers and about a week ago i bough this computer and can you guys tell me how well a 80gb hard drive will work on my computers i want to play games likr hl2 source joint ops so do u guys know how well thid hd will work on my system these are my specs . THANKS FOR THE HELP



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Old 01-20-2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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80 Gig is no problem, but what type of hard drive, how many rpm, is there a cache, how many meg. Is it ATA 100 or 133. What is the 40 Gig hard drive you have now.
Not enough information to give a positive answer.
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:49 AM   #3
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It should work just fine. Are you using a SATA hard drive or a regular EIDE hard drive? I'm sure if it's a new hard drive, it will do the job no problem for what you have regardless if it's SATA or not.
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Dont' worry, hard drives won't affect your computer's gaming performance.
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:43 AM   #5
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the bigger it is the more space you get!
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:52 AM   #6
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Skre an 80, 120 or even 300 Gig hard drive will fo for more space, but faster hard drives are better especially for gaming, they have a much faster transfer rate.
Its' better to have a 10,000 rpm SATA Western Digital 74 Gig with a 8 Meg cache, than a 5400 Maxtor ATA 100 with no cache.
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