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    whats the difference between ide and the other one lol, and what size should i get for a desktop pc with a 60gb allready in, and what will this cost do you think?

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    1. IDE = internal hard drives, ie DIY affix it inside your computer casing.

    2. external HDs are the portable ones.

    3. then there's the ones that are IDE but you can additionally buy an enclosure case that has the appropriate outputs (eg USB2, firewire, power cable, etc) so you stick the IDE in and it becomes a portable hard disk, which you then connect to your desktop/laptop.

    some people use an IDE from an old computer and make it a portable HD.

    price-wise (towards more expensive): 1
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    whichever you decide in the end, get reliable brands of hard drives. don't forget to read up on forums which ones are good/stable.

    capacity -- depends on what you need.

    Original Poster

    ok, sounds good, can you have 2 harddrives in one computer?

    as long as ya mobo has more than one ide connection or has both ide & sata
    you can also use external ones,

    servers have upto 10 hd's so yes its possible to have more than 1 :-D i have 2 500GB's

    of course, but how many depends on your set up. i dont know about PC (i use macs) but i think minimum is 2.

    Original Poster

    do you think mine will have more than one? i mean is it normal to be able to have more than one?

    kippy;2934549

    of course, but how many depends on your set up. i dont know about PC (i … of course, but how many depends on your set up. i dont know about PC (i use macs) but i think minimum is 2.



    pcs can have 1 hd, most people only use one but instead of moving to a bigger HD, people install another one in the case

    p.s cluffy make sure ya case is big enought to hold more than 1 hd

    Original Poster

    so can i have more than one?

    Cluffy321;2934583

    so can i have more than one?



    if your motherboard can handle it & ya case is big enough, yes

    i have 2 x hd's and have room for 4 more if i need :-D

    Original Poster

    faevilangel;2934591

    if your motherboard can handle it & ya case is big enough, yesi have 2 x … if your motherboard can handle it & ya case is big enough, yesi have 2 x hd's and have room for 4 more if i need :-D



    ill ask timmy

    video.about.com/pcs…htm

    but only after u establish what the rest are suggesting up there.

    kippy;2934526

    1. IDE = internal hard drives, ie DIY affix it inside your computer … 1. IDE = internal hard drives, ie DIY affix it inside your computer casing.2. external HDs are the portable ones.3. then there's the ones that are IDE but you can additionally buy an enclosure case that has the appropriate outputs (eg USB2, firewire, power cable, etc) so you stick the IDE in and it becomes a portable hard disk, which you then connect to your desktop/laptop.some people use an IDE from an old computer and make it a portable HD.price-wise (towards more expensive): 1 ------------whichever you decide in the end, get reliable brands of hard drives. don't forget to read up on forums which ones are good/stable.capacity -- depends on what you need.



    You forgot SATA which is used in almost all new machines
    has advantages of smaller cabling inside the case, larger capacity (amount of storage)
    and it's almost always cheaper then ide
    however it really does depend on what you want the hard drive for as to which you get
    and more important getting the right one, for instance some motherboards will take sata or ide, some only ide and some only sata
    you really need to check before you buy

    if your PC supports SATA or SATA II, this would be good, ebuyer.com/pro…339
    resale value good too

    Cluffy321;2934595

    ill ask timmy



    ur buying his pc i guess get him to check the mobo specs :-d

    haha ok my desktop doesnt take SATA - yes i forgot about that!

    Original Poster

    yer, sata is the one i was on about, why is tht better?

    faster

    sata is faster but more expensive, easier to upgrade & less prone to failure

    Original Poster

    tht seems pretty cheap, 640gb for £45, i wouldnt want that much, how much for like a 250gb ide one?

    Cluffy321;2934639

    tht seems pretty cheap, 640gb for £45, i wouldnt want that much, how much … tht seems pretty cheap, 640gb for £45, i wouldnt want that much, how much for like a 250gb ide one?



    £10 less : ebuyer.com/pro…413 (although you'd have to pay P+P on orders under £50)

    Original Poster

    ill ask timmy

    dcx_badass;2934657

    Was a 400GB sata posted on here for £30 the other day, if you can use … Was a 400GB sata posted on here for £30 the other day, if you can use SAtA don't get an IDEA drive, much slower, more complicated(have to play with jumpers) and more expensive for the same capacity(in my experience in the last few months).



    yes, one day special, free delivery with avforums, but you had to get in quick!

    Original Poster

    also how easy is it to upgrade ram in a computer?

    Cluffy321;2939442

    also how easy is it to upgrade ram in a computer?



    find yours, pull the small triggers each end, pull out & push new ones in :-D 30 secs

    Original Poster

    kwl, should be able to upgrade my nw computer quick and easily
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