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I am not really very computer literate

My PC at home (a Compaq Presario) currently is partitioned into a 7.35 GB main drive and a 2 GB backup. Both are practically full. Our needs have changed in the last few months, as Fergal has discovered games and I have discovered, cough, archived videos. We've had it for just over five years.

Is there hope? Can I add much extra memory to it without having to resort to buying a new machine? If I do get a new computer, is it worth while considering getting one that I can just plug into the existing peripherals (printer, monitor/microphone, speakers)?

Your advice is welcome.

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nmg
May. 7th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Seagate still make a 3.5" 40Gb Ultra-ATA drive. The price I was quoting was based on the low-end systems from Transtec, a reliable and reasonably priced system supplier that we use extensively at work. As it is, they're charging around €0.43/Gb on 250Gb Hitachi ATA drives in assembled systems, so your thumbnail retail estimate of €0.9/Gb is probably an overestimate, even allowing for high street gouging.

But yes, I concur with your advice - the incremental cost of more disk space is so low that there's really no reason not to buy as much as you can comfortably afford.

It makes me want to weep when I remember that I paid £380 for a 420*Mb* IDE HD back in 1994.

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