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QW.
06-10-2010, 09:58 PM
I'm looking at upgrading my 80gb Seagate hard drive to something with a it more space.

Would this hard drive be any good?

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4cac3691021551de273fc0a87f3b06b6/Product/View/XH7096

Nomad
06-10-2010, 10:06 PM
Good? Absolutely but on the $$ side. For under $100 perhaps you could get a 500GB.

For Western Digital, you don't really need the black one, you could get a blue one even the green one is ok if it's not too intensive.

Speedy Gonzales
06-10-2010, 10:11 PM
I would get it from somewhere else. You can get a 1 TB for that price now

QW.
06-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Good? Absolutely but on the $$ side. For under $100 perhaps you could get a 500GB.

For Western Digital, you don't really need the black one, you could get a blue one even the green one is ok if it's not too intensive.

Where do I find a 500GB for under a $100?

What do you mean by the black one green or blue? Is that the colour?

Snorkbox
06-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Here for example.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=374765

linw
06-10-2010, 10:16 PM
That drive is a SATA drive. We need to know a bit more about your setup.
Is your old drive IDE PATA or SATA?
Are you upgrading a desktop or laptop?
If laptop, what make and model? If desktop, what motherboard?

In any event, I wouldn't pay anything like $119 for a 250GB drive, but that is another matter.

linw
06-10-2010, 10:19 PM
You guys are fast tonight!

How about $75 incl, freight free, from Computer Lounge?

Still need to make sure SATA is suitable.

QW.
06-10-2010, 10:19 PM
The current drive is SATA

Motherboard: Asus M2A-VM

Desktop

Nomad
06-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Where do I find a 500GB for under a $100?

What do you mean by the black one green or blue? Is that the colour?

Black is faster, next is blue and slower still but better heat control and more green to run is the green model.

Refer to WD site for the short explanation.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=3
IMO if you just doing normal stuff, get the green one, cheaper to run, runs cooler and cheaper. Esp if you system is not that new going by your 80GB HDD.

wainuitech
06-10-2010, 10:41 PM
In any event, I wouldn't pay anything like $119 for a 250GB drive, but that is another matter. Ditto :thumbs: for $119 you can get a 1000GB (1Tb)

icow
06-10-2010, 10:41 PM
Thats rip off as.
+1 Snorkbox's post
+1 wainuitech

Digby
07-10-2010, 07:09 AM
I find that elive in Auckland are very good.

(Doesn't 80 gig sound small or quaint)

inphinity
07-10-2010, 07:58 AM
In any event, I wouldn't pay anything like $119 for a 250GB drive, but that is another matter.

I dunno, I'd pay $119 for a decent 250GB SSD ;)

linw
07-10-2010, 08:20 AM
I dunno, I'd pay $119 for a decent 250GB SSD ;)

Maybe so, but he did refer to a SATA drive. Sorry!

QW.
07-10-2010, 01:30 PM
I need 2 hard drives. One for the OS and the other for the games.

Speedy Gonzales
07-10-2010, 01:35 PM
If its big enough partition it

QW.
07-10-2010, 01:38 PM
So you are saying, if I got a 1TB hardrive and partitioned it for say 30GB for the OS and the rest for the games. Would the partitioned part for the games show up in windows?

Speedy Gonzales
07-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Once you format the partitions, then yup it / the other partition/s will show up in windows. Then you can install whatever on it / them.

Altho, I would make the main partition bigger than 30 GB. That'll fill up in no time. I'm using a 1 TB hdd here. Each partition is 250 GB. Thats plenty of space for the OS and whatever else you want to install

QW.
07-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Could set the windows partition to about 100gb?

Speedy Gonzales
07-10-2010, 01:49 PM
You can set it to whatever you want. Like I said the main partition on this is 250 GB. Dont know why, I probably wont use all of it. Since I dont install games on this. I'll use the Xbox instead. Just dont partition all of the hdd in Win7's setup (if this is what you're installing). I found out that you'll waste a lot of hdd space if you do (you'll have to delete the other partitions to make them bigger).

Partition it after windows has been installed

QW.
07-10-2010, 01:51 PM
What program did you use to create the partition?

Speedy Gonzales
07-10-2010, 01:53 PM
You can do it after windows has been installed through disk management (it's part of windows). When you install windows (do a clean install) you have the option to partition as well

Snorkbox
07-10-2010, 01:55 PM
Put the operating system and programs on one partition and data like photos, music, documents on the other partition.