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well for christmas my dad got me this external HDD that i stored all me "legal" movies and "legal" games and some other stuff . well i just recently cracked open the enclouser(not serously cracked but u get it) and i realized that i had a 7200.10 barracuda thats 320 gigs big well....now i want this to be my main HDD cuz my current one is only 300 gigs and is a maxtor that dosnt say the speed of the harddrive.

well the thing is that i have only one ide channel on my mobo and like 4 sata and the maxtor is a sata while the barra isnt and my optical drive isnt. is it worth to switch my OS from the maxtor to the bara just for that even if i am going to have the optical drive under the same ide channel? and if i do how could i save all my stuff alrdy on the bara and bring it to the maxtor...plz dont say jut transfer it cuz its about 80 gigs worth of movies pic games and other stuff.
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it would take like fifteen minutes to move it from hard drive to hard drive...

why do you not want to just transfer it?
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for 80 gigs?
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chyeah, it wont take that long...
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The difference is only 20 GB? (320 VS 300?)

I'd say just keep using it as-is, the difference is negligible.
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what about speed?

there is a massive difference in 7200RPM and 5400RPM...

also there is a huge speed difference in SATA and ATA150...
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what about speed?

there is a massive difference in 7200RPM and 5400RPM...

also there is a huge speed difference in SATA and ATA150...
No there isn't.
On paper there is, but you won't notice the difference.
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Capturing lossless video on a 5200 rpm hard drive will drop frames.

it wont on a 7200
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