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Purchasing a new hard drive

When purchasing a new hard drive, you must consider drive interface, performance, capacity, and price. In addition, your new hard drive must match your system's interface support. If you have an IDE interface, then you must purchase an IDE drive. The same is true for SCSI. If you have both types of interface, then the choice is yours. Choose reputable vendors, adequate capacity, disks with a high transfer rate, and price within your budget.
About the only time the average computer user is not concerned with running out of storage space is the first day a PC is in use. After you start installing programs, copying over gigabytes of backup archives, and filling folders with photos, music, and videos, and those initially large gigabytes appear to offer less storage than originally thought.
It may take a month, it may take a year, or it may take two, but no matter how much free storage you start out with, you are eventually going to need more.
About the only time the average computer user is not concerned with running out of storage space is the first day a PC is in use. Start installing programs, copying over tons of backup archives, and filling folders with photos, music, and videos, and all those initially voluminous gigabytes can melt away before your eyes. It may take a month, it may take a year, or it may take two, but no matter how much free storage you start out with, you're eventually going to need more. Remember the old axiom: Data always expands to fill available space.