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#272519 - 29th Nov 2008 11:38pm Laptop Hard drive
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Not SATA, the other type is it IDE or ATA, I dont really know.

Looking for around 60gb.

As Cheap as Possible please people

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#272522 - 29th Nov 2008 11:48pm Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: Waddi]
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PATA mate. I have a 60GB although its squeezed with data atm so I was'nt looking at selling it, but how much you looking to pay?

BTW, PC World do them quite cheap nowadays.

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#272526 - 30th Nov 2008 12:00am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: MattLFC]
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http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0735312719.1228003082@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccefadefklhefiecflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=006053&category_oid=-31457

31.99 before the 2.13% VAT reduction which is applied upon checkout, and in stock at Birkenhead for collection.

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#272532 - 30th Nov 2008 12:16am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: MattLFC]
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Whats the largest capacity PATA hard drive that XP can recognise. I dont want to be buying a 120gb and it only recognising 50gb of it. That 80gb one from PC World seems alright tho. Would prefer to collect than delivery aswell. no chance of transit damage and ease of returns if anything was to go wrong.

Thanks Mate.

Might go pick that up tomorrow, unless anyone else a cheap one for Sale.
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#272544 - 30th Nov 2008 1:36am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: Waddi]
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250GB. It's not Windows XP that is the limiting factor, it's the filesystem.

Both FAT32 and NTFS in Windows NT5 onwards are pretty much unlimited, within reason. The filesizes in FAT32 should be less than 4GB although this is easily worked around.

You should be using NTFS nowadays anyway.

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#272639 - 30th Nov 2008 10:11pm Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: MattLFC]
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Bought that Hard drive today, thanks Matty.
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#272695 - 1st Dec 2008 5:10am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: Waddi]
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No problemo matey, glad to be of help.

Tis always good to buy HDD's and the like locally, even if it ends up a few quid more than online, because of the risk of damage in transit etc... Sometime's the online deal's can't be beaten though lol.

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#273285 - 4th Dec 2008 9:16am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: MattLFC]
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new hdd fitted and now my laptop is fixed, thanks again Matty.
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#273421 - 4th Dec 2008 11:19pm Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: Waddi]
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Wooooo great man!! That's what I like to hear lol.

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#274019 - 7th Dec 2008 12:56am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: MattLFC]
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Having more than 250 is a nightmare, I back mine up every year and it's amazing how much stuff you end up with, and how long it takes to copy everything!

I remember my 1gb hard drive cost 200 quid, and I had a 64MB mp3 player that cost 100 quid and stored a massive 10 songs!


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#274026 - 7th Dec 2008 1:08am Re: Laptop Hard drive [Re: DavidB]
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Its simple, just have a bigger backup drive than your main drive. And then to perform backups, simply make an image of your main hard drive.

Im getting a 500GB SATAII drive for the laptop once the 7200rpm one's drop a bit below 100 (unless 640GB ones are out first), and at the same time (or maybe even sooner) ill be getting a 1TB external IEEE1394 drive for backup purposes.

The other way to help yourself, is to organise your files, which is easier said than done if your a lazy sod like me lol.

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