advice on buying a hard drive

By neild79
Jul 9, 2006
  1. can anyone help me on buying a hard drive? my specs are: amd athlon 64 3000+ 2ghz, 256mb ddr pc3200, asrock k8vm800, 17gb hdd. i want something like 200gb.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    What kind of help do you need? Your motherboard should support SATA drives. Just get a cheap 200GB SATA drive. It should be around $70 on sale.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    SATA or regular IDE shouldn't matter if YOU don't have a preference. Pretty much all brands now have about same failure rates, so just get some 7200 with 8megs or higher cache and the best warranty.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The only real advantage to using Sata drives is that leaves your IDe ports for more optical drives.
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