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I need a new Hard Drive...any suggestions?

By Dr Rosenrosen
Dec 16, 2003
  1. Howdy folks-
    I currently have a Sony PCG FX-340 with a very small hard drive (please...hold yer jokes to the end). I am looking to upgrade. The Specs I found online say IDE/EIDE type. Does anyone know where I can find one for a decent price? Are they easy to install? How do I know about compatability? Are there any benefits for INTERNAL vs an EXTERNAL drive?

    Thanks
    Gregg:grinthumb
     
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Well, you'll need a laptop drive, unless you go external, if you just need the extra space for storage, I'd probably go with an external, that way, you don't have to worry with replacing the current drive and all that comes with doing that. Laptop drives are also somewhat costly, this makes an external look even more appealing. The only drawbacks I see to using an external are that you'll need USB or Firewire according to the drive you get(most fairly recent laptops have one or both) and the problem of having an extra device to carry around with you, which may also not pose a problem.
     
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Usually, you can't boot from an external drive, so don't format the old one just yet ;)
     
  4. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Yeah! I'm merely looking for an add-on for more file storage...that's all. Mainly want to back up my music collection so I don't have to buy a few MEGA CD changers ;-)

    Thanks!
     
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Then an external is definately what you want. check www.newegg.com they have very good prices, though I don't think they don't ship outside the US.
     
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