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Old 09-08-2007, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I'm in the market for a second drive for my gaming computer, as my available space seems to be running low. I currently have one IDE hard drive and one CD/DVD drive connected to separate cables. What would be the best/easiest/cheapest way to go about adding another drive? Should I just add another IDE drive in a master/slave config? I've also read that it is possible to add an SATA drive along side an IDE drive, would this be the better option?

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I've also read that it is possible to add an SATA drive along side an IDE drive
Thanks in advance.
This is exactly what i have I had a 320GB IDE and got a 160 SATA from CompuUSA for $70 after rebate (about a year ago). I loaded the OS on the SATA and it is a lot faster and runs so quite! I have not been happier with the performance and I would recommend this approach.

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Buy a new Seagate 320gb SATA drive.
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Thats the link.
Best bang for the buck IMO.
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That's the one: buy it =)
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Yeah, thats the one i got now, and its what everyone recommended.

Look at the reviews, it speaks for it self.
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I have a 320GB Seagate SATA, it's a fast drive.

I also have 2 x 750GB Seagate's
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