What is the optimal RAM per each TB of a HD?

June 2, 2011 at 09:31:51
Specs: Windows xp, 1.5 gb
Has 40GB sata HD need larger drive; 1 or 2 TB ??

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June 2, 2011 at 10:30:47
For a start RAM has absolutely nothing at all to do with hard disk space. They are two completely different things.

Whether you can use such a large disk depends on your hardware. Older computers are restricted to a maximum hard disk size of 137 Mbs. To use a larger hard disk you need a computer that is 48 Bit LBA compliment and Windows XP SP1 at least. With a computer with an 40 Mb drive I would guess that is is too old but a Model Number or Motherboard type would confirm it.



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June 2, 2011 at 10:52:19
RAM has nothing to do with the hard drive. It appears your system has 1.5GB RAM.

Are you going to run Windows on the new drive or is it strictly for storage? The larger the drive capacity, the more platters. The more platters, the more heat & noise. And more parts means more things to potentially go wrong. I believe 2TB drives use 4 platters, 1TB drives have 2 platters. Do some research before you buy.

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June 2, 2011 at 18:27:42
I'd get the 2Tb.

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