I got a gaming rig from 2006 and the hard drive got a virus in it. After that its been collecting dust but now I wanna use it again. My question is have hard drives changed since 2006 or are they the same standard hard drive?
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Hard drive question
Last edited by MLG221; 12-03-2013 at 03:11.
Last edited by MLG221; 12-04-2013 at 00:21.
You will not find many IDE hard drives these days and any you do will be expensive since they are not used often.
Your board will probably have IDE connections on ti since its a fairly old board that is if it is from 2006 like the hard drive?
Have a look on your motherboard to see if it will support SATA hard drives. I think it will.
Ya the whole rig is from 2006 paid 2 grand for it, all the latest equipment at the time the guy said it would be good forever. Is this the sata connection your talking about??
They look like SATA150 slots as SATAII/SATAIII usually have them labeled like SATAII or SATAIII you will still be able to use any SATA drive but not at it's full potential either way you will still get good performance. What are you using the drive for? are you installing the operation system on it games etc if you can buy a 128GB Solid State for your Operating System heck even a 64GB for that would be fine and a 1TB for your games/pics/videos ETC.
how does having more HDs work?? Do you get to pick which drive you wanna use when you boot up?
Eye once you have installed Windows it will be the boot drive as it has the master boot record in it, I always recommend have your op system on it's own drive and everything on it's own drive away from it so if the OS gets a virus or something corrupts it your games/movies/pics are all fine since there on the other drive.
I have all my stuff on my 500GB from pics to games from STEAM and Origin I'm going to be buying another 128GB SSD because my GF plays The Sims 3 a lot and with all the expansions it takes a while on the 500GB any other game like Crysis 2 or Skyrim loads within seconds, I'll probably buy a new 1TB HDD as well move my games to that and use the 500GB as a back-up drive.
ah I see, how many gigs are your HDs cause I could get a 2tb hd and that would be anuff for me inless you care to explain the plus side of have more then one HD. I just have movies that take up 850 gigs.
Last edited by MLG221; 12-05-2013 at 00:32.
Some people would say create a RAID on your system but I see that as pointless unless your in a corporate environment.Sent from my computer using keyboard.
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I agree with the mentioned advice. Always have your OS on a separate drive. I have my OS on my 256GB SSD and I store my games on my 1TB Caviar Black drive. Going to get another drive or 2 to use RAID though not sure which configuration. After loosing data once I don't want to go through it again
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