BogMonster Posted October 4, 2006 Share Posted October 4, 2006 Quick question for you learned IT types.... I have a Dell Dimension 2400 P4/2.66 which I guess is about 3 years old. Want to get a bigger hard drive for it partly because I have a complete reinstall looming and can kill two birds with one stone, and partly because it is over half full and I have just got a 9 megapixel camera which turns out some "largish files"... There seem to be some variations in types these days. I kno wot the diferuntz iz between IDE and SCSI and in the good old days only flash expensive PCs had SCSI drives in so you just asked for "one of them normal ones" but how do I tell if I want an ATA 100 or EIDE or SATAII or doobreywotsit28? The PC will just have "whatever Dell fitted to their cheapish bargain PCs at that time" nothing fancy was specified. If I pull the PC to bits will it be writ large on the old one, or can I tell from setup somewhere? Which is the best (assuming SATAII?) and how much performance difference between the different types? I obviously don't want to end up with something that chugs like a 2.25 diesel towing a caravan Anything to choose between brands these days (always tended to go for Western Digital in the past but its been a few years since I bought one). Ta Stephen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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