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Need Help To Save Pics And Music


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#1 rickysyfee

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:06 AM

hi all!
what can I buy to store about 4,000 pics and 10,000 songs that are on my harddrive before I wipe my computer? having too many prob. and I give up! please help me save my stuff.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:47 AM

Probably the best thing to do would be to purchase an external Hard Drive and move all of the files to it. They come in various sizes but most are not all that expensive.

You could also burn them to CD's but that will require more than a few, LOL.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:45 AM

thanks please tell what kind like how many giga whatnots or what ever to buy? I am not computer savvy(as u can see,lol) so be specific I already love u!

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

That question is pretty difficult to answer...I guess that it depends on how much money you are prepaired to cough up. Follow this link for products from NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/store/SubCategory.as...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

For others just type external hard drive in a search engine and go from there. The size that you need will depend upon the size of the files that you want to transfer. Probably a small drive would do you well if that is all you are going to save is pictures and music files. If you plan on saving more program files or data files then you would probably be better off with a larger one. I have a smallish 40GB Seagate external and have yet to fill it.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:11 AM

ok 1 is 80 gb & is$60 another is 250gb for $100 Then 1 is 500gb for $140 which will hold my stuff?

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:21 AM

Any of them would hold your stuff...If you can afford the largest on then get it to be sure...I probably feel that for what you are doing 80GB would do just fine...Like I said in the earlier post it will depend on your budget and what you intend to do with it...I can't make that call for you...
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:47 PM

How big is the hard drive that you store them on now? Double it
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:55 PM

what do I do to find that out?

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:40 PM

1) Right click on My Computer on your desktop.
Choose Manage.
When Computer Management opens, click on Device Manager on the left.
Then choose Disk Drives, you'll see a string of letters and numbers which indicate the
maker of the drive and the model number. The size will be a part of the model number-ex. 120
will indicate a 120gb drive.

OR

2) Run Belarc Advisor. You'll get all kinds of info about your computer, including the size of the drive.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

When you wipe your drive, you'll need the OS key. If for some reason you can't find the key,
you can get it from Belarc, under Software Licenses.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

samsung sv8004h is what it says -what does that mean? and now what do I do?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:47 AM

That's an 80 gig hard drive
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:40 AM

At this point you have 2 options.
An external drive or an enclosure. With an enclosure, you will have to purchase another hard drive to put in it. It all depends on what you want to do and your budget.
Check prices-if budget is a concern, go with the most cost-effective option.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:58 PM

ok I bought a 160gb maxtor internal and an enclosure cost about 80 dollars total. I put it together and the computer is not recognizing it and the setup disk is not working. The manual says the minimum requirement is an intel processor mine is amd turion ™2400+ what do I do now?

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:41 AM

You have to go into disk Management and format the drive
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348
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