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Old October 14th, 2008, 12:24 PM
johntamrhein johntamrhein is offline
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adding extra hard drive storage

I'm running very low on hard drive storage. All those audio files I downloaded are taking up a lot of room on my hard drive.
How do I add extra storage to my hard drive?
Is it just as easy as adding extra RAM storage, where you simply unplug the existing card and replace it with one that has a higher storage capacity?
Or would I have to replace the entire hard drive with a higher capacity one?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 01:16 PM
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The simplest way would be for you to buy an external USB hard drive. You could store all your music files on it along with other files that you may want to backup.
I've been seeing 1TB external drives for as low as $119 lately.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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I've got a lot of computers laying around, so if I could open one of them up to take out some part(s) to add to my running computer's 20GB hard drive storage capacity to increase it's storage, that's the way I'd like to go.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:27 PM
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You could add one of the used hard drives. It is fairly simple if you have an available connection. Though with the older hard drives around they might be so small in size that it would not be worth your time doing
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Old October 14th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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You could use one of your older hard drives in a USB hard drive enclosure.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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that's what i have done recently..i went out and purchased a USB hard drive enclosure as i had a high cap harddrive lying around....and it was so simple i just formatted it and used it as a storage for my household
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