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Swap: one 4TB HDD for two 2TB HDDs
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I bought my Seagate 4TB HDD brand new several months ago, and I used it for the first month; because I still use Windows XP, I must "divide" it into two logical units. But I'd like to make a RAID system, so I would swap my 4TB HDD with two 2TB HDDs, preferably Seagate, but others will do.

I need them to be reliable, so the newest the better.

Any crazy user would like to make this exchange?!?
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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#2
You can't use the 4TB in a raid? I'm unfamiliar with such a setup .... and unfortunately I do not have 2 2TB drives otherwise I would most certainly send them your way.
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The fact is I can't afford another brand new 4TB HDD, and with XP, it's better to stay with 2TB max.
Thanks anyway! Ok
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#4
You probably shouldn't be using a 15 year old system Smile
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(2016-04-07, 11:22 AM)Feallan Wrote: You probably shouldn't be using a 15 year old system Smile

Yep, I agree, but got no money to buy a brand-new XX-core mega desktop PC... would you gladly make a gift to me?  Tongue Tongue Tongue 
Seriously, I tought to spend few buck to upgrading the CPU, so I'll get 3.5x speed... not that much in comparison to a new modern CPU, but I'll spend 20x less money in this way...
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yeah, I would upgrade my operating system from XP to Win7. If you install a "basic" Win7 without a lot of extras (and possibly no AERO theme) it should run just fine on the same machine you had WinXP running as long as you have at least 4GB of RAM available.

Sure, it's not gonna speed up your computer, but at least you will be able to run a little bit more software than what runs on XPWink

And on my old machine, Win7 actual runs smoother than XP (very old machine that only has a single-core AMD 1.5Ghz processor with 4GB of old RAM and is mainly a computer for my kids to mess around on now)
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I tried to do the upgrade, but I had problems with capture card, so I gave up... at the end, I'm pretty happy with XP, concerning capture and editing, just the encoding times are sooo looong now... cutting them to 3.5x shorter could be an interesting way to spend some bucks into a new CPU...
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I know what you mean about long encoding times. I don't have a power-house machine, but it does a decent job for what I need... usuallyTongue

A more powerful machine would speed everything up and since these projects already take a long time to complete, I see your point. Good luck finding what you need at a cheap priceWink
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