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#1 AMD010

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:59 PM

Hard Drive Comparison-

I was wondering if i will be able to tell a difference in performance if i switch from a 40 gig HD that has 7200 RPM with the 8 meg buffer to a 80 gig has 5400 RPM with the 2 meg buffer.

I need more hard drive space because my 40 gig HD is not cutting it. but i dont know if putting in the slower HD with more space would be worth it or should i just buy a new one. the reason is because i got the 80 gig for free. Thanks for your advice.

This is the 40 gig i have now WD400JB
This is the 80 gig WD800EB
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:44 AM

You may be able to tell the difference - but it's not a real drastic change.

Keep the 40 gB and install the 80 gB as a slave - you'll have the best of both worlds then!
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:07 AM

Yes, thats what i was thinking about doing, i just have another drive with linux installed that i can take out, but i think i can partition part of the 80 gig for and still be able to dual boot w/linux. im just being to lazy.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 11:46 AM

Or- you can get a ATA/133 PCI IDE Card which will enable you to install two more hard drives.
(make sure your power supply will handle it)




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