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    I am wanting to get a extra hard drive for my pc (if it can be upgraded)

    is there any info i need to know such as compatability (like RAM) or do i just get it and plug it in?


    Thanks

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    You'll have to make sure its an IDE if you only have IDE on your motherboard etc, or if you want a SATA make sure its SATA compatible motherboard, otherwise you'll need a controller card.

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    Device Properties
    Driver Description Maxtor 4D060H3
    Driver Date 01/07/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File disk.inf

    Disk Device Physical Info
    Manufacturer Maxtor
    Hard Disk Family DiamondMax D540X
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 60 GB
    Disks 2
    Recording Surfaces 3
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 101.6 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 580 g
    Average Rotational Latency 5.5 ms
    Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
    Max. Internal Data Rate 347.2 Mbit/s
    Average Seek 12 ms
    Track-To-Track Seek 2 ms
    Full Seek 24 ms
    Interface Ultra-ATA/100
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 100 MB/s
    Buffer Size 2 MB
    Spin-Up Time 7.5 sec

    Device Manufacturer
    Company Name Maxtor Corporation
    Product Information http://www.maxtor.com/en/products/



    Does that mean its a SATA hard drive?

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    Interface Ultra-ATA/100
    No. That means IDE.

    What is your motherboard?

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    Asus P4B266

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    Click here and look near the bottom of the page:

    It says:

    - ATA-100/66/33 support

    So, yes, the Maxtor posted above will work with that board.

    Is that the only drive in your system?

    If you buy another IDE drive you will need to set it up as a slave.

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    the one i posted above is the one i already have and i have had alook at my motherboard before and seen (i think) that i can have another one. I will proberly get it from ebuyer and i will post one when i find one that i like

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    I'd go for this one instead http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=47654

    From my experience, Western Digital are a better brand than Maxtor, plus that one is cheaper.

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    Originally posted by Mad Cat@5 February 2004 - 19:13
    I'd go for this one instead http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=47654

    From my experience, Western Digital are a better brand than Maxtor, plus that one is cheaper.
    thanks

    its got better reviews and its cheaper

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