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I ran across a pretty good deal on a new hard drive, my 40g one is about 90% full now, so I found a 200g at a very decent price.

Now my question is, what do I do with it? I know how to hook it up, but what files do I put where? which would be the best/easiest to move and which will make my computer run best?

I do not have a ton of music, probably about 3000 songs or so. I dont do any gaming, dont run any large programs, dont have a lot of pics stored. So, my question is, how do I decide what to move over and what to leave where it is?

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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I ran across a pretty good deal on a new hard drive, my 40g one is about 90% full now, so I found a 200g at a very decent price.

    Now my question is, what do I do with it? I know how to hook it up, but what files do I put where? which would be the best/easiest to move and which will make my computer run best?

    I do not have a ton of music, probably about 3000 songs or so. I dont do any gaming, dont run any large programs, dont have a lot of pics stored. So, my question is, how do I decide what to move over and what to leave where it is?




Hard to answer. Installed programs are hard to just "move over". You'd have to uninstall and reinstall. Also it depends on the speed of the drives. If your old one runs at 7200RPM and the new one at 5400RPM then leave important stuff on the old one. If the new one is faster, move the whole OS over to it and use it as your main drive(use Ghost or something similar). If they are the same speed....well move enough to have 10 gig free on your old drive at least I would say.

And by the way 3000 songs is a lot of music in my book. Certainly a decent amount of hard drive space. Most songs are about 4 MB on average, so 12g is a ton.

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I had no idea how much room my music took up on my hard drive. I loaded a program that shows what is taking up your hard drive and most of it is music. Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.
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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    And by the way 3000 songs is a lot of music in my book. Certainly a decent amount of hard drive space. Most songs are about 4 MB on average, so 12g is a ton.


Well, you'd hate to see my computer... over 110 GB. Yes, I have to rip everything.



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You obviously don't rip EVERYTHING.

1300 GB here.

edit: Course, just realized a lot of that could be files used for a DJ program my brother used to use the computer for.

Kinda frigtening how much 15 years of CDs adds up to though.


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