Originally Posted by -|o3|-.RanT.
Noob question, but how hard is it to format the new HD and get everything up and running? I was hoping I could just run Norton Ghost on the old drive, pop the old drive out, throw in the new one and run Noton Ghost and move on. Is this possible, or is there far more to it?
Thanks in advance!
That's... well, sorta' how it would work.
I think it would all depend on whether Norton Ghost can access a external USB hard drive, cause you would need to be able to have both drives connected to the computer at the same time. Unless you were going to Ghost it to a series of CD/DVD ROM discs.
I think that's possible too.Someone that knows better/different feel free to correct me.
I just ordered a 7200 RPM drive for my 4005 as well, and I'm hoping I don't regret it. Those things are quite expensive.
I went with the Seagate 100GB 7200.1.
I've liked Seagate's products for quite some time now, and the 5 year warranty is a nice bonus as well.
Looking at the numbers, in comparison to the Seagate 5400.2 that came in my 4005, the 7200.1 is 10MB per second faster on the minimum and maximum transfer speeds, and close to 10MB per second faster on the average. It's also around 7 to 10 MB faster at the peak.
Technically, the Hitachi is a bit faster in transfer speeds, but it will be interesting to see if the Seagate's supperior IO performance has any benefit to how I use my lappy.
IO performance is usually more important for file and web servers, as opposed to single user workstation roles.