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G'day,

My Computer is absolutely battling nowadays as it has only 1GB left of its 55GB hard drive. I also need to reformat, havent done it in 5 years, so i need to back up all my stuff.

So I was wondering, should I get an external hard drive or an internal? if so, what are the best going round - I will pay about $80-$120 for one of 60Gb - 100GB. Cheers.

Here are my computer specs:

- AMD Athlon XP 1500+
- 512 DDR Ram
- NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700

Greatly appreciate a response. Thanks.

Tony
 

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It really is up to you. If you are going to move the drive from system to system, then an external drive would be the best way to go. If it is for one system, I would probably go with an internal drive. If your current drive is a WD drive, then you will need to change the jumper on it. If your current drive is not a WD drive, then you should be able to leave the jumper alone on it and set the new drive as a slave.
 

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Again, if you intend to use it on just one computer, you'll be able to get an internal 250-Gig drive for probably less than you'ld pay for a 100-Gig external.

250- to 320-Gig drives

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144417

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148141

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148111

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144392

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148139

400-Gig drives

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144423

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148137

Just be sure you understand the difference between SATA and PATA drives. Also, be sure your board supports drives larger than 127 Gigabytes.
 

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Yeah, its mainly for one system so an internal could be the way to go. I'll have a look at those links. Thanks a lot for your help fellas, really appreciate it.
 
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