So, not all of us are into buying a new hard drive when our old one is all filled up with the numerous movies and songs that some of us illegally download. Usually, we just burn the stuff that we are not currently using onto a disc and leave it at that. But hey, not all of us take that option, now do we? Some of us actually like to buy hard drives with a lower seek time and more memory. For those of you who know may not now that much about building a computer, here’s a little advise: Buy a SATA Hard-Drive instead of a IDE Hard drive. Why? Well, for one, the ribbon that comes with your IDE Hard drive is decently fat. It constricts a lot of the air flow that is good for the computer, thus, slowing down your computer.
However, if you get a SATA HD, then this problem no longer exists and your set. One other good thing about the SATA HD are that they are hot-swappable. What I mean by this, is that, you can simply hook up your HD into the computer, and it doesnt require a restart to show up on your Hard-Drive manager in Vista. (BTW, since most general systems are VISTA these days, I’m going to default by giving instructions for that.)
From personal experience, I used to have a IDE HD, and I found it slower than my SATA which were both bought at the same time. Since experiences can be different, I’ll leave that decision up to you.
Anyways, lets move on to the actual installation of the Hard Drive: Continue Reading