Hard Drive Help

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by Toasty, Jul 18, 2009 with 10 replies and 173 views.

  1. Toasty

    Toasty Enthusiast

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    So i'm buying a new hard drive 2morrow and i need to know whats the best to buy. i priced out a new one 320 gb for $89. I want to put vista on it. is that the best size to go with or should i go higher.

     
  2. Madman340

    Madman340 Seasoned Member

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    It all depends on the user.

    Most won't need more than 320GB.
     
  3. OP
    Toasty

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    ok thanks i'm going with the 320gb
     
  4. x C33J4Y x

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  5. JoeMal

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    Yeah it just depends on how much data you have and how fast you accumulate it

    As Madman said, 320 should be fine for general use
     
  6. x C33J4Y x

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    ive gone through 1.2Tb :smile: lol

    but then again ive got over 700gb of music
     
  7. OP
    Toasty

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    i have a new problem now. i brought the new hard drive. but now my computer wont pick it up. i've cleared the cmos. and it still cant find the hard drive. When i boot it up its just says " Primary hard disk drive 0 not found." also when i open up the laptop and i put the hard drive in the ends of the ide wasnt touching anything could that be the problem?

    Edit: I have a dell latitude d600
     
  8. Haxalot88

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    this is an IDE hard-disk? Have you tried checking the pin layout near the IDE port? Make sure it's set to Master.
     
  9. OP
    Toasty

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    does anybody know how to put the ide port to master.
     
  10. Haxalot88

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    It's the pin layout right NEXT TO the IDE port (like I said). It's basically just a set of jumpers. Each drive is usually different, but it will have the different options labeled on the top of the drive, or sometimes on the back.
     
  11. OP
    Toasty

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    ok i finnaly found the problem i threw the black connector peice for the hard drive to connect to the ide port away. Thanks for all your help.
     

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