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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

bigboss wrote:

Remember there are only 2 manufacturers of hard drives in the world currently; Western Digital and Seagate.

and Toshiba

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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

thanks for all the helpful responses. 

 

RAM -  I've bought some RAM, so as I read it - it's a simple swap job, with no need to do any formatting etc?  I understand that some people have experienced their laptop running hot after upgrading RAM, so will have to cross that bridge if I come to it.

In terms of the Hard Drive - I've not bought anything yet, but will go for this I think

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Seagate-inch-5400RPM-Drive/dp/B007NVGWV0...

 (Unless anyone tells me it's not the right thing at all!)

I have a 2TB WD Elements external Hard Drive, that I copied my laptop hard drive to once, a few years ago, in case my laptop was ever stolen.  I presume I can copy my hard drive as it is now across to that, and then copy it back to the new laptop hard drive?

My issues are:

1 - that will mean that the 2TB WD Elements will have two copies of 90% of the files, and then 10% of new stuff that I've created since I last copied everything across.  Is there a way to only copy across "new files" to the 2TB WD Elements, so that when I use it to "repopulate" my new integrated hard-drive in the laptop, I don't end up with lots of duplicates?

2 - my new laptop hard drive - will it need any formatting or splitting (I currently have a "normal" and "recovery" section on my laptop).

thanks

 

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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

that hd is fine,def copy all your files to your 2tb hard drive before changing,you will need a os on the new hd once its installed,do you have a vista disc,or can you get a windows 7 disc,your new drive will not have a operating system,if you dont have either you can create a recovery disc of your vista os.

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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

thanks - and will the existing copies of everything on the 2TB external drive cause an issues, or can I ask my laptop to copy across only that which isn't already present on the t2b drive?

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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

Big Aura wrote:

thanks - and will the existing copies of everything on the 2TB external drive cause an issues, or can I ask my laptop to copy across only that which isn't already present on the t2b drive?

If you don't already know how to do this, find someone that does, it's MUCH more involved than swapping RAM is.

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RE: Getting the most out of my NAS drive

Dead easy, Google it.  Smile Why not help him out? 

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