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[*] Post 370333 posted on 1-4-2009 at 02:33 Reply With Quote
Elbow room, elbow room (Yanks will get it)



The guys who rebuilt my computer after the crash are the best in the area.

However, what made them think I could get by with a 40GB hard drive for software? I was down to 7GB and have several programs still to reinstall.

Thankfully Office Max had 320 GB Western Digital Caviar drives on sale this week. (I will NEVER buy another Seagate as long as I live).

As soon as Ghost is done doing it's thing cloning the 40 GB to the new drive, I'll have TWIN 320s in the tower. Hopefully this will majorly speed up my system again.

Now to get my hands on a 2TB WD MyBook!

I know, I know. I'm turning into a storage space junkie!

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[*] Post 370335 posted on 1-4-2009 at 03:30 Reply With Quote


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Hopefully this will majorly speed up my system again.


Of course it will, Redwolf! Everyone knows it takes less time to search through a massively large drive than it does to search through a smaller one. We know this from personal experience: who would want to spend the time necessary to retrieve their wallet from a drawer, when they could instead spend the time necessary to retrieve it from a room full of items. :jester) :jester) :jester)

I do hope you enjoy your larger drive, and that your precautions make recovery of your work easy in the future.
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[*] Post 370337 posted on 1-4-2009 at 03:35 Reply With Quote


It is a proven fact that a system slows down as the primary drive becomes full.

It's also impossible to defrag a drive that is almost full. You'll find in XP you need at least 15% of the total drive space to do a successful defrag.

Mock me at your own peril, young Jedi. I'm about to be road tripping your way and can easily detour and put a hurtin' on ya!

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