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  Reply # 313713 1-Apr-2010 08:09
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ahmad:
freitasm: How easy to open the external case?

Along the lines of this question - I don't know much when it comes to the internals of my PC.

I have an AMD Athlon 3000+ 2.0Ghz which has a 120Gb HDD and a 40Gb HDD installed internally.

If I'm not mistaken these are "IDE" HDDs?

Is this WD HDD suitable to just plug into my current system? Or have HDDs evolved and would it require a more modern motherboard?


It external USB, or if you want to rip it open the drive is SATA, your motherboard you should support this. Laughing

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  Reply # 313714 1-Apr-2010 08:11
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So even my old mother board supports SATA? I wouldn't have a clue if it does or not. I've just been using that same old ribbon IDE cable all the way from the old days :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 313715 1-Apr-2010 08:19
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ahmad: So even my old mother board supports SATA? I wouldn't have a clue if it does or not. I've just been using that same old ribbon IDE cable all the way from the old days :)


You need to check your MB manual. My PC is Athlon 64 3200+ and the MB supports SATA. 

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  Reply # 313717 1-Apr-2010 08:39
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freitasm: How easy to open the external case?


Sure hope it's easier that the Seagate one I have here.  Opening the top of the case was a challenge  but when you get in it requires special screw drivers to open the unit to get at the hard disk..




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  Reply # 313728 1-Apr-2010 09:25
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Just went into the Alexandra store and bought one. The lady said they had already sold half a dozen and I was there about 5 mins after opening. Don't think they will stick around for long and the store here is probably one of the lowest volume stores in NZ.



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  Reply # 313756 1-Apr-2010 10:14
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DSE Online has them still, FYI.

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  Reply # 313774 1-Apr-2010 10:53
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Got my $60 refund. 8) Glad I got it yesterday, the local store ran out. There was 10 people lined up before the store opened this morning the sales guy said.

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  Reply # 313775 1-Apr-2010 10:55
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Went to DSE Krd AKL at 10.00 am all sold out.  They took a raincheck and it should be in end of next week. 




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  Reply # 313777 1-Apr-2010 11:06
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Gah I need more money.. got 2 so far, need to find another $800 or so before the weekends over.. lol




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  Reply # 313780 1-Apr-2010 11:09
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eXDee: DSE Online has them still, FYI.


Thx. Ordered my second one. Smile 

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  Reply # 313783 1-Apr-2010 11:15
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Lias: Gah I need more money.. got 2 so far, need to find another $800 or so before the weekends over.. lol

Why the need for 10Tb?

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  Reply # 313785 1-Apr-2010 11:22
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ahmad:
Lias: Gah I need more money.. got 2 so far, need to find another $800 or so before the weekends over.. lol

Why the need for 10Tb?


Because there are "linux isos" I have not yet obtained.




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  Reply # 313789 1-Apr-2010 11:24
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ahmad:
Lias: Gah I need more money.. got 2 so far, need to find another $800 or so before the weekends over.. lol

Why the need for 10Tb?


trademe come next week?  Wink

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  Reply # 313790 1-Apr-2010 11:24
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Oh awesome. Internet freedom.

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Reply # 313823 1-Apr-2010 12:27
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Just bought two online, free delivery - can't really beat that!

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