Hard Drive in Older System

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Just curious, I bought my Dim 4100 back in Nov. 2000.; it's a 40 gig.
Don't know brand; I've looked at things in system info that I thought
WOULD tell me but the info wasn't there. Anyway, would the hard drives
going into Dimension 4100's back then be considered at all fast by today's
standards?? As I said, just curious.

Marilyn B.
 
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"Marilyn E. Burford" <burford@chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
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> Just curious, I bought my Dim 4100 back in Nov. 2000.; it's a 40 gig.
> Don't know brand; I've looked at things in system info that I thought
> WOULD tell me but the info wasn't there. Anyway, would the hard drives
> going into Dimension 4100's back then be considered at all fast by today's
> standards?? As I said, just curious.
>
> Marilyn B.
>

Should be a 7200rpm ATA100 hard drive unless you bought a value (5400rpm)
version of the drive (but I think most of those were 20gb). The speeds of
that drive are not significantly "slower" than the ATA133 drives or SATA
drives sold currently for most users and applications.


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i'd be more concerned with keeping current backups of your data, mail, etc.
i just replaced one of these drives on a 4100 and dated oct. 2000. disk
become unreadable.

"Marilyn E. Burford" <burford@chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
news:pine.GSO.3.95.iB1.0.1040407132519.29685B-100000@halifax.chebucto.ns.ca...
> Just curious, I bought my Dim 4100 back in Nov. 2000.; it's a 40 gig.
> Don't know brand; I've looked at things in system info that I thought
> WOULD tell me but the info wasn't there. Anyway, would the hard drives
> going into Dimension 4100's back then be considered at all fast by today's
> standards?? As I said, just curious.
>
> Marilyn B.
>
 
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On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, chico wrote:

> i'd be more concerned with keeping current backups of your data, mail, etc.
> i just replaced one of these drives on a 4100 and dated oct. 2000. disk
> become unreadable.

Your point is well taken. This hard drive HAS developed bad sectors. I
don't keep important data on it, like financial stuff, etc. and I have
copied important Word docs onto disks, and am going to have my important
jpg's burned onto a CD one of these days right off the CompactFlash card,
etc. I don't have a zip drive, or anything lke that, to do a backup onto,
and no 'ghosting' program to make an image of everything on the hard disk.

Marilyn B.
 
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As you need a new HD, why not put the new drive in as a slave (temporarily)
and just copy all your data files onto it with Windows Explorer. You could
think about partitioning and imaging later.

Brian


"Marilyn E. Burford" <burford@chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
news:pine.GSO.3.95.iB1.0.1040407182235.14923B-100000@halifax.chebucto.ns.ca...
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, chico wrote:
>
> > i'd be more concerned with keeping current backups of your data, mail,
etc.
> > i just replaced one of these drives on a 4100 and dated oct. 2000. disk
> > become unreadable.
>
> Your point is well taken. This hard drive HAS developed bad sectors. I
> don't keep important data on it, like financial stuff, etc. and I have
> copied important Word docs onto disks, and am going to have my important
> jpg's burned onto a CD one of these days right off the CompactFlash card,
> etc. I don't have a zip drive, or anything lke that, to do a backup onto,
> and no 'ghosting' program to make an image of everything on the hard disk.
>
> Marilyn B.
>
 

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