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December 12, 2009 5:56:03 PM

I extracted a sea-gate barracuda 7200.7 120 G bytes hard drive from a dish receiver that was left at the new home I moved to.My question is this can I use this hard disk together as extra hard drive disk space in my desktop dimension 8200,

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December 12, 2009 6:04:50 PM

a seagate 7 series? I wouldnt use it, i managed to find it on newegg, it appears to have been new in '04 when they were using 40GB platters
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will be incredibly slow by todays standards there have been a great many advancements since the 7 series, it may not even be functional anymore if it went unused for many years, the magnetic plates do degrade.
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December 12, 2009 9:53:02 PM

You should be able to use it, but it is old, it is slow, and depending on how it's been treated, it may not be as reliable as a modern drive.
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December 20, 2009 4:57:18 AM

cjl said:
You should be able to use it, but it is old, it is slow, and depending on how it's been treated, it may not be as reliable as a modern drive.


Thank you for your reply ,but my question remains,can I use it with my already exsisting hard drive as extra ram? I really dont mind if its slow.
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December 24, 2009 2:52:34 AM

As extra RAM? No - RAM is a different kind of (much faster) memory. You can use it as extra storage space though.
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January 3, 2010 10:39:56 PM

Personally I would lean more toward adding a USB DRIVE of 4gig or more and make that my swap drive to add RAM
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