Quantum HDD with Vista?

Quantum Hard disk fireball lct 10 int 1...
July 19, 2010 at 19:18:47
Specs: Windows Vista
I just got a Quantum Fireball lct 10 3.5 series LB10A011 out of an old monitor from an airport. I don't know much about computers, but if I wanted more storage could I set it to slave and it work with Windows Vista?

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#1
July 19, 2010 at 19:45:10
Yeah, you'd want to reformat it to get rid of all the old stuff on the drive and to make sure it's working OK.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation


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#2
July 19, 2010 at 19:48:04
Ok cool. I just didn't want to hook it up to find out and it ruin my computer or something. Thanks.

To reformat it, should I boot to it, or will it show up when I go to Start, Computer?


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#3
July 19, 2010 at 20:17:07
"if I wanted more storage could I set it to slave and it work with Windows Vista?"

As long as you realize that it's old, slow (5400RPM, 512k buffer) & has a small 9.5GB storage capacity (after formating). You'd probably be better off getting an 8GB jumpdrive for about $15.

Being that you have a Vista machine, you probably only have one IDE channel. That means you will have to slave it off the CD/DVD drive. Do not set it up as the boot drive! Just format from either "My Compter" or use Disk Management.


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#4
July 19, 2010 at 22:40:44
I appreciate the info, and I don't REALLY need the extra memory. I just wanted to do it for the sake of doing it! lol

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#5
July 20, 2010 at 08:55:55
"I don't REALLY need the extra memory"

It's not memory, it's storage space.


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#6
July 20, 2010 at 15:59:54
Ok, thanks for the correction, my bad.

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