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I have just instaled an external hard drive because i have ran out of space on my internal one cause its so small,is there any way i can make the external one my main drive so everything automaticaly gets saved there. any help would be much appreciated thanks.****

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You can right click on My Documents and select properties, then click on move button, select a location on the external drive

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I'm trying to increase hard disk space on a Dell


Hi.

The Dell Inspiron 1100 is a laptop whereas the Dell Dimension 2400 is a desktop pc.

The hard drives are incompatible because they are a different size, plus the Inspiron only supports one hard drive so you can't install a slave device. The only way to increase hard disk space is to buy a large capacity internal IDE laptop drive or an external hard drive.



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Jan 01, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Tips on how to buy a external or internal hard disk drive


There are so many models , makes , sizes , speeds and interfaces available these days that the decision to buy a hard drive for the average user has become a hit or miss affair. To prevent buying something totally wrong for your needs , you need to do some research on what your are handing your cash over for.

Here are the things you need to be looking at.
  1. Size of external
  2. Storage Space
  3. Cost
  4. Manufacturer
  5. Interface used
  6. Hard drive speed & Buffer Size

#1 Size of the external casing

There are basically two types of external hard drives you can choose from namely 2.5inch and 3.5inch. The 2.5 hard drive inside the casing normally goes in a laptop and the 3.5 normally goes into a desktop PC.

You should ask yourself what is your priority...Mobility or Space/Cost

If mobility and comfort of use is your main priority , you should get a 2.5inch external as they don't normally require an external power source like with a 3.5inch drive.

If hard drive space and cost is your priority , then go for the 3.5inch external. The cost per GB is about half that of a comparable 2.5inch drive but you need a external power adapter to use the drive. In general , the 3.5inch drives are faster then 2.5inch drives.

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Fig 1 - 3.5inch compared to 2.5inch hard drive

#2 Storage Space

Size is one of the main concerns when buying a new hard drive. Think about a size you would think you need in the next 6 months and double it. This will ensure that you don't (like me) buy a drive which you think you will never fill up , and fill it within a few months and have to buy another one.

Also consider what you need from your external drive. If you are going to be using your drive mostly for music backup you would need less space than for instance movies.


#3 Cost of the drive

Another thing to look at is value for money. Don't buy a 320Gb drive for $100 if you can get a 500Gb for $110. You will eventually need the extra space so look at what the next size up will cost you extra and make a decision.

For instance...A 500Gb internal hard drive would cost me $75 at the moment , but the 750Gb drive is about $85. I'd rather go for the 750Gb drive.

#4 Manufacturer

It is important to bring into consideration the manufacturer of the drive. Don't buy a drive with a unknown brand name as this will probably come back to haunt you somewhere in the future. I prefer to use Seagate and Western Digital drives as I have never had a problem with them and they carry a good warranty. There are other good drives , but I'd rather stick to what works for me. Ask around to determine what brand you should get and do google searches if you are still unsure of a particular brand.

#4 Interface available

The interface which you use to connect the drive to your computer is very important as this will govern the maximum speed which you could expect to be copying from and to the drive.

For internal drives , there are basically 3 options

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IDE - 40MB/s and connection interface is on it's way out.

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SATA - 143 MB/s

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SATA 2 - 375 MB/s

The speeds vary considerably in real world scenarios and should only be a guide.


For external drives , there are also 3 options

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USB - 25MB/s

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Firewire - 40 MB/s

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eSATA - 70 MB/s

This is real world data (not theoretical) and also should only be used as a guide as there are many factors that determine the max transfer speed.



#5 Hard drive speed & Buffer

The speed at which the drive rotates in the enclosure has a big impact on the speed which you can expect from the drive. The faster the drive rotates , the faster is will transfer data and the more expensive the drive will be. A good speed would be 7200RPM or more.

The buffer is basically the amount of ram which is physically on the hard drive's board and the more of it you have , the faster and smoother your drive will transfer data.

Here are some of the most popular hard drive manufacturer's websites so you can explore what products they offer.

Western Digital
Seagate
Maxtor (now incorporated into Seagate)
Samsung
Hitachi
Fujitsu-Siemens

That's about everything you need to know before purchasing a hard drive. Follow these steps and you should be able to make a informed decision as to what you should and should not buy.

When you have bought and want to format your drive to Fat32 , see THIS TIP

When you have bought and want to partition your drive, see THIS TIP

Please remember to rate this tip if you found it useful.

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Kind Regards
Stephan




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It may not work because the BIOS may not support a hard drive with this large capacity. Check the specification of your computer. The other option is to install it and then check the BIOS.
If you install this hard drive in a USB hard drive adapter case, and plug it into the USB port, most likely it will see it as and external storage device with over 200 GB capacity. You lose a small capacity when you format the hard drive.

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You can use either.

You can also use external portable hard disk, you can move all your software and stuff to it.

Better would be installing a new operating system to new hard **** with larger capacity, it will make your system fast.

You can also fit hard disk in your computer PC cabinet, you will just need to set it as "Slave" or secondary hard disk, to do this, setting is available on the hard disk.

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You can fix it on motherbord of desktop cpu.
But if you have low space on disk storage partition so you can add space to desktop with 2 method.
(1) you can add harddisk to desktop cpu with sata or IDE .SATA harddisk is best if your motherbord support SATA.
You can add harddisk as you like for example 80 GB or 160 Gb.
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You can add another hard drive, but it won't double your C drive; it will just show up as another hard drive.

However, using a program like Acronis, you can hook up the 2nd hard drive, make an exact image of your c drive on the new drive, then connect the new drive in the old drive's place and there you have added more space on your c drive as it will automatically become the c drive.

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well kristy, in installing the new HDD for your PC, just find a free SATA cable (that usually comes with the HDD when you buy one) the a free power pin, shut the computer down, plug both in, screw the HDD in place, then reboot the computer. Format the HDD under disk management (to do this check the link below)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

for the RAM, i personally recommend getting the exact same RAM that you have right now, that is because of stability and compatibility. some issues may occur when you use generic plus branded.

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