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Old 07-06-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Im going to buy a hard drive

my old one went bad
How do i choose a hard drive ? are they all the same ?
my comp is a 1.2 gz speed and i only need it to play counter strike source
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Im going to buy a hard drive

A hard drive can have many different features.

For example, is your motherboard capable of using IDE, or SATA?
IDE are those thick ribbons usually.

Speeds can also differ with cheaper hard drives running at 5000 something RPM and average hard drives running at 7200RPM.
Threre are also hard drives capable of running at 10,000RPM, but that is overkill for what you want

Basically, the faster the platter can spin, the faster the data transfers, etc, though other things come into account, like the cache.

Size is also another issue. I suggest something along the lines of 120-250GB which will probably last you a good while in storage.

So, an IDE or SATA hard drive with at least 120GB of storage running at 7200RPM.

Makes of hard drives differ also, from Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital to name a few.
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Default Re: Im going to buy a hard drive

Well before we can chose wat hard drive to get we need some Specs of your computer and how much space u want (in Gbs)
And not to get off topic but isnt a 1.2Ghz CPU a bit slow to play that game on great settings?
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Im going to buy a hard drive

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Well before we can chose wat hard drive to get we need some Specs of your computer and how much space u want (in Gbs)
And not to get off topic but isnt a 1.2Ghz CPU a bit slow to play that game on great settings?
it may be 2 gigs im not sure, they game runs pretty well on it though.

im not sure of the specs,it it just a Gateway computer that cost 700$ a few years ago ,so imagine what kind of hard drive i need.
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Default Re: Im going to buy a hard drive

you are going to have to look inside to see if your current Hard drive uses a small cord or a thick ribbon to connect to ur motherboard
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Default Re: Im going to buy a hard drive

well it definitely has IDE connectors. Might have sata too, though I doubt it.
So then you would be looking at something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145090
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