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Old 12-18-2008, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want a small hdd for my os's. could i get like a 30gb for both ubuntu and xp then use my 160gb for everything else? and if so what small cheaper hdd would be recommended??
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Hard drives are cheap now cant really find a 30gb drive in less you want a ssd (solid state drive)
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Why get an 80GB for $35 when you can get a 500GB for $55??
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If you find a decent deal on a WD 36.6GB Raptor 10 RPM Drive, that would be a decent buy..

There's also a 500gb Samsung Drive for like $55 I remember seeing on slickdeals.net
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its just for an operating system.. thats it.. i was thinkin of getting a ssd but herd they arnt stable on xp.
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Just get a large HDD and then partition it.
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Why get an 80GB for $35 when you can get a 500GB for $55??
Ya, that's what I was thinking.
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i dont want to partition a large hdd.... if i had my os on a seperate drive then if i have an os failure or a hdd crash i dont lose everything..
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What if your drive crashes that holds all the data?

Why not get an external for backup or do RAID 1 setup?
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i dont want to partition a large hdd.... if i had my os on a seperate drive then if i have an os failure or a hdd crash i dont lose everything..
If you have OS failure you won't lose the data on the other partitions, just on the OS partition.
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