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Old 04-24-2004, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a athlon 750 maxtor hdd 7200 rpm and was wanting to know if i could add a western digital caviar 32500 4960 cyl 16 head 63 spt to my xp pro without any problem's?
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Did you want to just add this second drive to act as a slave drive or a secondary drive? Sure......not a problem.
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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actually what i found was:

CAVIAR 32500 IDE 2.55GB

my recommendation is do not do it. do not even use that old POS small 2.55GB hard disk on this newer computer (i assume). mixing old and new technology is usually a very bad idea. having the extra 2.55 GB is really not worth it anyways. if you wanted to use it for a backup device however, that is okay.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hi,
thank you for your reply's .... i will go ahead and look for another
HDD on the web . it's just that i had that in an old p.c and thought why not add it to mine....i didn't think about the old and new technology difference . thankx for helping me....much appreciated!!!!!
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While ekaesine is correct about a 2.55G hard drive not being worth it, it will work without any problems even in a brand new system that has IDE slots.
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