Question about ASUS NVIDIA nForce Chipset A7N266-VM (A7N266-VM W/L) Motherboard
Hi, I'm trying to help my landlord put a larger Hard Drive in his computer. Currently he has one thats only about 27 Gig. His mother board is a Asus Nforce A7N266-VM. What information do we need to know when picking out a new hard drive?
The motherboard you have has 2 ATA-100 ports on it for the hard drives. I am assuming that you only have the one hard drive. What you are looking for is an IDE or PATA drive. The size can be anything that you want it to be from about 40gig on up to 1000gig. I would recommend getting as much hard drive as you can reasonably afford, since they tend to fill up fast with pictures, MP3s, etc.
When you get the new hard drive, I would put it on a port by itself, since the older hard drive would probably slow it down. If you are going to do a new install of Windows or Linux on the new drive (something I would recommend), make the new drive the MASTER on port 1, and the old hard drive the MASTER or SLAVE on port 2, usually shared with a CDROM/DVD player/burner. The old drive shouldn't slow the CD/DVD stuff, while the new drive, being faster, is on the ATA port by itself. BTW, now is a good time to be looking at hard drives in the 80-250gig range, since everyone is upgrading to larger ones, and there are some good deals to be gotten.
Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Pretty much just how big of one does he want.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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