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OLd seagate 80gb hard drive as boot drive,is it good?(2016)

My systemconfig:
FX 6300
Gigabyte Ga-78lmt-usb3 rev 6.0
corsair vs 450 psu
230 gb 7200rpm 8mb cache hard drive

i found a 80 gb ide hard drive lying unused in my shelves when i checked it had 7200 rpm and only 2 mb cache

my idea is use old drive as boot drive and utilise the full 230 gb for storage
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  1. bad idea, its performance will be terrible.
  2. Old, small, slow...waiting to die. Sooner rather than later.
  3. Snipergod87 said:
    bad idea, its performance will be terrible.

    so how can i use the 80 gb effectively
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    Thanoj said:
    Snipergod87 said:
    bad idea, its performance will be terrible.

    so how can i use the 80 gb effectively


    1. As a secondary drive, with nothing important on it.
    2. A fridge magnet donor.
  5. A paper weight would be my first option.
  6. Snipergod87 said:
    A paper weight would be my first option.
    ssd 's will have hard time as paper weight after 20 years
  7. i would just throw it away. its probably just a disaster waiting to happen
  8. Cole_9 said:
    i would just throw it away. its probably just a disaster waiting to happen


    but it's still working well and and can you tell the diff. between 7200 rpm 2 mb vs 8m cahe drives
  9. Thanoj said:
    Cole_9 said:
    i would just throw it away. its probably just a disaster waiting to happen


    but it's still working well and and can you tell the diff. between 7200 rpm 2 mb vs 8m cahe drives


    The main issue is that it is an IDE drive. You'd need an IDE adapter. Which may or may not be bootable.

    Consider this:
    A new 1TB drive is ~$50
    That 80GB drive is 8% of that. Not even a sneeze worth.
    Add to that, it is old. Likely to die sooner rather than later.
    Add to that, yes, you can tell the difference between an old 80GB IDE drive and a newer SATA drive.
  10. Cole_9 said:
    i would just throw it away. its probably just a disaster waiting to happen


    but my motherboard came unusually with an ide cable
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