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Old 08-14-11, 02:10 PM   #13
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Hey nate.

I would recommend an external hard drive if you require additional storage for large data files and system backups. They are reliable, have lots of disk space, and under certain conditions, are very responsive. I located a Hitachi 3TB external drive on sale this morning at the following e-tailers:

http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/searc...ype=bottomline

It's selling for $139.95.

I see that you ordered the internal hard drive. If your requirements consist of storing applications, games and programs, I would recommend it over an external drive.

Now, let's discuss the original Western Digital Raptor, which contained a whopping 74GB of disk space

After 5 years of service, the Raptors remain a vital part of my system configuration. Rotating at 10,0000RPM, the read/write data access time is typically half that of traditional 7,200 RPM hard drives. The performance of the Raptor makes it ideal for storing the operating system, swap files, and even online games (where you end up being the first player on the server when levels change and need to be loaded from the hard drive).

Western Digital has also updated the Raptor models to support SATA 6 Gb/s.

Of course, a solid-state drive is probably an investment as well, but I'm not up to speed on that technology just yet.
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Old 08-15-11, 10:35 PM   #14
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got all of this earlier, took everything apart rebuilt it and rewired it with new parts
and everything is working fine!!!!

copying 740Gb from one drive to my new secondary 3tb drive lol gonna take forever o well,

will try n post pics tomorrow!

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Old 08-15-11, 10:43 PM   #15
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Old 08-15-11, 11:05 PM   #16
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good **** nate. rock on.
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