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Got 10GB left on my Hard drive

By waterproof
Jul 13, 2008
  1. My computer has only about 10GB of space left on my hard drive. I want anyone to help me on what is best recommended internal HHD.


    I want to get this for my computer:

    http://www.arc.com.au/?HDSESATA50032

    I want to know would it be capable for my computer. I want to have a 2nd HDD for storage (another OS with music, movies, etc stored) so basically if my main hard drive fails, I have back up on my 2nd hard drive.


    this is pic of my spare space where i want to add the new HDD. Would it fit?
    http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6697/200709250002hz8.jpg

    pic of inside my computer. would it be capable with my computer?

    IDE hard drive or aSATA hard drive? Which one would be suitable for my computer?
    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3818/200709250001ot2.jpg


    thanks for any advice.
     
  2. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Looks like you should have room for another hard drive.

    Judging from the pics of your motherboard, it doesn't look like it has any SATA ports, so you will have to go with an IDE hard drive - the one you wanna get won't be compatible. Make sure it is set to slave as well when you connect it, the sticker on the hard drive will show you how to do that. You just change a jumper around.

    SATA hard drives are faster and the cables you use to connect them make them more convenient, they are too drastically different from IDE, but every other optical and hard drive in your system has IDE connection which adds to my assumption that you don't have SATA support.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just adding the obvious

    Please remove (blow out) all that dust build up (ideally with a high compressed air)

    Yes it looks as though that you can ONLY get ATA (or IDE) not Sata that you wanted.

    Also, when asking these types of questions, you are best to state your PC Manufacture and Model number of your computer.
    Ironically (?) just inconveniently the model number on your motherboard was covered by wires, so we all must guess a little on what you may have.
     
  4. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have a HP Pavilion t620a


    from all the product info on it i found is which my computer is:

     
  5. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    The photo was taken a while ago, all the dust is gone now, i did a clean up last week :)
     
  6. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    Oh and my motherboard is Micro-star International co LTD (model Gamila/Giovani/Neon Series) Version 030

    gosh I need a upgrade :p
     
  7. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I agree, if you want Sata that is.

    Yes any new ATA (only) Hard Drive will do

    Also your System Specs should actually go into your profile: http://www.techspot.com/vb/editprofile#systemspecs

    This will avoid support members continuously looking up your previous posts for this (and avoid you saying it again too)

    Also, please avoid replying to yourself, use "edit" instead
     
  9. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    sorry for that. Will remember next time.

    Btw abit off topic, but which ram upgrade should i get that would work for my cpu?
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    looks like you can go purchase up to 1Gig in each DIMM Slot
    I would suggest that you just purchase a single 512Meg 266Mhz Ram card, that's all you need.
     
  11. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    I think I should get a 1gb, since I have games that needs more than 512meg. Which of 1gb should I get, I'm sort of a newbie and I don't know whether if i buy a random Ram thing, it would probably stop booting or w/e.
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Memory Scan

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  13. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    I have problems with installing that or even using I.E any other sites that is similar?
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  15. waterproof

    waterproof TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 207

    thanks man, its a great way to find info on my pc.
     
  16. Bravo7

    Bravo7 TS Rookie

    Try to clean your computer inside and out. It so dusty. Clean it up while adding additional HD. You can get external HD encloser or External IDE apadator.
     
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