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Old 03-11-2005, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
Full Hard Drive queston

My 80 megs is just about full. What is everbody's take on having an external harddrive? or would i just be better off buying an internal? The problem i do face with an external is that i am using all my usb ports already.

Are zip drives still an alternative?

Any recommendations for what drive the best out there? price really isnt an issue.

oh, btw, i am alsointhe market for a top quality flat screen. any help with that would be greatly appreciately.

As an aside, who has the best deals around? newegg? fry's?

thanks guys in advance.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a 40 gig internal hard drive, and i have a 200 gig external hard drive.

i keep all my files that i save off the internet on the external.
if you're worried about usb ports, you can just get a hub. not sure if thats the correct term for it, but something so you can split one port into multiple ports.

i bought my 200 gig off ebay for like $130 a while back.
they're MUCH MUCH cheaper now.
i have a western digital unit btw.. great piece, hasn't given me any problems.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
by a hub that you mentioned, is that sort of like an extension cord/octupus that i can plug in any number of usb items into it?

Also, has the luster been lost over the zip drive? i know the are expensive.

So, your opinion is just get a hub; seems simple enough.

but how would my computer then recognize a new piece of equipment? I am usung XP home version. thanks

btw, the way, i'm going to sleep cant keep my open any more. thanks for your help bud.
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have a desktop, your best bet would be to buy a larger Harddrive and install windows on it. Then use your current hard drive as a secondary drive. If your using xp you can use "USMT" to migrate all your setting and files to the new drive.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Forget the zip drive, those things were obsolete the day after they were on the market. I remember we bought a 100MB Zip drive when they were the latest thing, they're really quite useless. They're slow, a bitch to connect, frustrating with all the cables and everything, and they can't compete, space-wise, with an external hard drive. I'd just go with the biggest external hard disk you can afford.
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Location: Sask, Canada
you can get an external.. but id say just get an internal if you have the room for one.. just easiest..
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Old 03-12-2005, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you're not going to be moving the hard drive to different computers it'll be better to get an internal. They're cheaper, faster, and take up less space than an external.
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