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January 5, 2006 10:31:11 PM

Hi, i'm new to the forum and i need a little help in deciding which hard drive to choose for my pc. First off, the computer is old. It's a Dell Dimensions 8200 that i bought way back in 2002. It has a Pent 4 2.0 Ghz, 512 RDRAM, XFX 6600GT (128MB)(UPGRADE) and a NEC DVD RW ND 3540A drive(UPGRADE). I primaryly use the pc for gaming and surfing the net. I dont want to put much into the hard drive because i am planning to have a new pc built within the next year. I currentlly
have a MAXTOR 6L080J4 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133). Any suggestions on what hard drive would be cost/performance effective with being compatable with my old junky rig?

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January 6, 2006 12:20:09 AM

a Seagate Barracuda 37GB/7200rpm/IDE would be nice.
January 6, 2006 4:28:13 PM

Just about any IDE (not SATA) hard drive will be fine. 7200RPM of course.

I like Seagate & WD. Others have different preferences. All drive makers are good, so pick one that fits your price.

Mike.
January 6, 2006 4:38:31 PM

Unless your current drive is too small, why bother? It’s a 7200, and hard drives are the smallest bottleneck to gaming. Your better off spending the money on another 512MB of ram and save the HD upgrade for next year.
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