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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
help i need a new hard drive for my desk top pc but i have not got a clue what im looking for i want a large on but can someone help, do i have to get one thats the same or can i buy a diff make
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
before buying you have to make sure if your PC can take SATA or IDE connections
#2
thanks for that how do i find that out sata or ide lol
#3
you using xp or vista windows 7
#4
windows 7
#5
start,controlpanel,hardware and sound,device manger then it should be listed under disk drives
#6
do you mean an internal one or a portable usb one (I'm guessing an external but the replies seem to be for an internal)
#7
the one you put inside
#8
another thing i cant get my pc on has it wwont load up to windows so i dont know how i am going to find out which one it is
#9
can you not get it out and have a look on the sticker make sure all power is disconnected first and you have grounded yourself for static.
#10
if you open up your PC tower check if the connectors on the hard drive look like the top image then its a IDE if its the second picture then you need sata connection. If you adding a hard drive (not replacing) make sure you have a spare connector on your motherboard...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9_mtl_-2t5w/TH0wRbGFwtI/AAAAAAAAAA8/hU3eoN0fPb0/s1600/sata-ide_lg.jpg
banned#11
How new is your computer?? Because most computers from 2003/4 and upwards have a SATA connection as well as IDE!!
Check your computer and if it had both then get a sata!!

Edited By: babyface_snoop on Feb 15, 2011 05:30

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