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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 04:52 PM

Hiya Everyone, again. :thumbsup:

Here's a little question that I'm sure one of the group will be able to answer for me.
After recently overhauling a few old computers, I have ended up with three (3) spare hard-drives.

1) A 1.5 Gb with Microsoft Office suit on.

2) A 2.0 Gb with Windows XP on. and;

3) A 15 .0 Gb with an assortment of programs on.

Question ? What to do with them. Can they be reformated or should they be " binned " ?


Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:06 PM

To be honest the 15gb drive is the only one worth messing with. The others are too small to use as a main drive. IMHO you would be better off buying a 20gb for about $25 to $40.
You can format all 3 and use them again, I just think is the case of the 1.5 and 2gb it's a waste of time.


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Edit to add examples.

http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/harddrives1.html

http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/gswl60gb54002m.html

Edited by acklan, 07 March 2006 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:14 PM

Many thanks Acklan,

That will do for me, :thumbsup: .

Am I correct in thinking that although the 15 Gb drive has been used, I could in fact use it to carryout a new install of a windows operating system as against a virgin disc. ?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:27 PM

If that is your only disk you can install windows as soon as you format it. If you are buying a new disk I wuld use the new disk for the OS and the old disk as the slave, for storage of data.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:32 PM

:thumbsup: Many , many thanks.

As usual the forum comes up with the information. Thanks again.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:51 PM

We are glad to help. Good Luck.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:08 AM

From now on I would only buy Seagate HHDs as they are the only ones that come with a five year warranty.

Compusa.com has a Seagate 300GB internal hard drive for $99 right now (after rebate).
http://www.compusa.com/adproducts/products...N=500458+200454




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