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Old 08-07-2003, 01:47 AM   #11
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Oh well, time to get a new hard disk, daddio has the hook ups for me
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:02 AM   #12
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Wow, maybe i should study computer stuff more. I feel dumber just reading this post.
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:24 AM   #13
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just do what i did...get a dell...and spend 2 grand on it...thats what i did...


2.8 ghz...120 gig hd...512 ram...128vid w/ tvout...17" flat screen...x75 3 in 1 printer...sweet sound system...xp home pro...ms plus...the works..ill be payin for it for the next 5 yearas though
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I got here too late!

Anyway, your drivers are probably out of date for the SCSI disks. They should work fine with XP. I know XP Pro shouldn't have a problem, and you could probably find updated drivers online. XP Home is different. I don't know how that will take it.

But you really don't need a SCSI drive on a personal computer unless you are running a RAID server. A SCSI drive by itself doesn't perform that much better than your standard ATA IDE drive. Sure, it'* faster an all, but it is designed to work with other disks to do server tasks. If your gonna have problems with it, I would reccommend you go and buy an ATA IDE drive.
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Thanks Sol.

When I was running Win98SE, the disk (SCSI device) was lightning quick, I really liked that. However, now with the 2 separates one for apps the other for...whatever (pics, vids, games, work files etc.). Keeping that in mind having the 2 HD'*, even though they will be IDE, shouldn't be to bad.

My dad is looking into a 40 giger for me today. Oh and I'm running XP pro, its cool cuz it has live update running all the time.

One last thing the part that gets me, if the drivers are older, then it should be easier to grab the drivers. Oh well, it found the hardware, but couldn't run the drivers.

In the end I get a new hard drive anyway

Good work guys thanks
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The problem with your driver theory is the difference in how 9x and NT versions of Windows handles drivers. I won't go into all the geeky details, but the NT versions are notoriously picky about drivers in order to "protect" itself.

SOL gave the best advice, go all IDE. It'* easier and more stable for standard home users. The Linux users and ubergeeks will argue with me, but I have no problems with my 120 Gig and 60 gigs drives on my machine, and the 60 has seenh every version of windows from 98 on up.

Oh, and I am an A+ certfied tech, not just a hobbyist...
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IDE it is...John pass me a beer
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Ahhh...thanks, good start to my day here.

*giddy about my hard drive* I wanna start to play James Bond: Nightfire and CounterStrike
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Or...if you want to be ultra geeky (and have money to burn)... get SATA
You'll probably need a new mobo, and the drives are still expensive... but it'* the next big thing that'* happening to HDs.
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