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Old 05-07-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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my current pc is a gateway 300se
ive recently added a graphics card and memory, so last thing i want/need to do is add a hard drive for more music/game space
my question, is will this hard drive here work on my system?

the hard drive i have right now is WCD 20 gb; im not sure on how much rpm but im guessing its 5400
also, since im just going to install it as a secondary drive, what is there extra that i need to do?

another question, is it really save to leave your comp on at all times? one of the articles i read said that turning off/on your computer a lot burns out the hard drive faster, but wouldnt that mean the power supply would last shorter?

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Links don't work, but any IDE(PATA) drive should work... I'd just stay below about 120G

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Old 05-07-2006, 04:04 PM   #3
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so it wouldnt slow down my computer if i put in an extra drive thats faster then the first?
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Old 05-07-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
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no.. i don't see how that would happen. anyway that hdd is fine.
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