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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    aparently, you didn't read Beefy's post very well, so let me highlight a part for you:
    now, do you really want to keep insisting he get a Raptor?
    I didn't insist he get a Raptor. I only stated what it would do for him.

    Now, do you really want to keep putting words in my mouth?

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    Well, what do you think that HD would do for him? Duh...

    Uhhhh, that harddrive would collect dust for him, that what.

    He CAN'T benefit from it because he doesn't have SATA to utilize.

    I also think he already stated his choices. Not YOURS

    Chez

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    Ok, i'll do this slowly for you.

    He downloads lots of stuff (which we won't talk about). He plays games. He burns CDs.

    He could get a Raptor, which would make things work that tiny bit faster, but with less than half the amount of storage. Plus there would be the need for a SATA controller. There's no need for the extra speed in this case anyway, especially when it means less space.

    OR her could get a big drive, which is still fairly fast / reliable, better value for money. This way, he can download and store more stuff, not needing to burn it to CD straight away. Everything else will still run fine. Can also have more games installed at one time, have patches / updates stored on his PC... a better alternative.

    You say you didn't insist that he get a raptor, yet the first thing you say is 'Raptor all the way!'. Looks like you're saying that is the best drive for him. In this case, I'd say no.

    Oh, and one other thing. In the first post, it's a Maxtor drive, not a Matrox. :)

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    Ups... My mistake

    Please, donīt argue about this...

    Iīll get the WD 80G 7200 8M ata 100 :)

    Thank all of you :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky1810
    Please, donīt argue about this...
    It's fun. :) Plus it lets you see both sides of the argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    It's fun. :) Plus it lets you see both sides of the argument.
    Thats Beefy for ya...
    - Damien

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    Hi. :)
    My older brother just came in with the WD 120G 7200 8M ata 100 :lips:


    Should I partition it????
    Or leave it like this????????
    Heard that this HD donīt even need to defrag.... is that right????


    Sorry beeing such an ignorant, but I never bought anything this big...:( :?:

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    Yes, if it's a new drive then you have to partition and format it before you can install anything on it. Even if it's not new, I'd recommend clearing any previous partitions and start fresh.

    Defragmenting your HDDs is a must; not only will it keep your performance up, but it will also prolong the life of your HDD. Who ever told you that drive shouldn't be defragmented was clearly confused ;)

    :cheers:
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    Defrag is a must at least once every two weeks at least..the more the better. Do it when you are away from your comp. Also partition it at least in two. But depending on your needs you do as you need. I like two...makes reformatting easier.
    - Damien

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    You mean as in

    C:30G OS (XP) , programs and games
    D:90G Data and Emule downloads

    Or could be better like this?

    C:5G OS (XP)
    D:25G Programs and Games
    E:90H Data and Emule

    Maybe with a C: with only 5G my system will run faster... any suggestion?:shrug:

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