*Help* Upgrading to a new hard drive

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by 3rdDegree, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. 3rdDegree

    3rdDegree Guest

    I currently have a Quantum 8gig Bigfoot Drive, I just bought a Western Digital 160gb 7200 rpm drive off newegg.

    I plan on taking the old one out and just haveing the new one.

    Will it work, or will i most probably need a ATA controller card to get it to work?

    Is their any chance it will work withought buying a controller card.
     
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  3. BlaXicaN

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    it will work but you'll only be able to format to 137gigs. you'll lose space. get the controller card. or the hard drive should already come with it, no?
     
  4. 3rdDegree

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    i dont think so, i bought it off newegg.com thats why their so cheap they dont come with all the extra shit and software.
     
  5. BlaXicaN

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    that's right... well i know at best buy they come with it. but coming from newegg, i guess i would order it but i wouldn't install it untill getting a controller card. it's a must.
     
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    GroundControl Rock your face like a hurricane!

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    It will work, but if you are running xp, you might need to download a boot disk to get it to recognize the windows cd when you want to install the operating system.
     
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  8. sammyk

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    You have a Bigfoot and it's still running? :eek3:
     
  9. 3rdDegree

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    not running. it fucked up a while back im using a diff computer for right know.
     

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