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#1 drew-skis

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

My hard drive is filling up with photos, and mp3 files. Currently at 58GB used with 17 GB free. Looking for suggestions on a second storage device. Right now, I'm leaning toward a second internal hard drive dedicated to media. Not crazy about the idea of internet/cloud storage. My PC is a general use home PC (e.g. internet, basic photo editing, word processing, email, basic games).

Before posting, I freed up 10GB of space by doing the following in order: Running anti-virus and malware scans, running TreeSize and un-installing unwanted programs, and finally defragging (which improved my system response time considerably).

OS: XP Home 32-bit SP3
CPU: Celeron E1200 @ 1.6GHz, Conroe 65nm
Motherboard: Gigbyte LGA775, 945GCM-S2C
Ram: 2GB Single-Ch DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-13)
Storage: 78GB Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 (PATA)
Backup: Maxtor OneTouch4, 500Gb
Optical Drive: ATAPI iHAS220 6
Graphics: Integrated, SyncMaster (1440x900@60Hz)
Audio: Realteck HD Audio
Power Supply: Cooler Master RS-390
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 541

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

Your motherboard has SATA ports which is quite weird that your current drive uses the older IDE interface.

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks killer. I'll give it a try!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:38 AM

Also the reason why i chose the Green drive is because the other faster drives are still pretty expensive as the manufacturer are still recovering from the Thailand floods.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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