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March 18, 2013 5:59:10 PM

Hey guys,

So i just built a new computer and I have bought a 1TB WD Caviar Blue.

In my current desktop I have another Western Digital HD [250 GB] . In my device manager > hard-drives it shows the device labeled as:

"WDC WD2500JB-00REA0"

I also think it is [IDE] and not SATA? I have no idea what IDE is.

I believe it is this HD.. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

anyways,

do you guys think I should take this out of my current desktop and use it on my new build and put the OS on this and use my 1TB HD for programs/music/data/pics etc?

Will this HD be good/fast enough for the OS? [windows 7]

Or should I not even use it and just use the 1TB as a whole and partition it? - I will not be buying a SSD but maybe in the future.. but not now.

Thanks.
March 18, 2013 6:04:07 PM

I also have a ASUS P8Z77-LK motherboard... if that helps. -- idk if it will hold IDE Hard-Drives..
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March 18, 2013 6:08:12 PM

no!!! join us in the new millinium and get a sata at least. an ssd would be better.
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March 18, 2013 6:13:38 PM

Your mother board does not have IDE connection slots, you can buy an adaptor, but...man you would be sacrificing so much more speed. Get a SATA 3.
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March 18, 2013 6:20:29 PM

haha okay ! thanks guys :p 
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