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Well I am thinking about putting 2 hardrives into my Gateway FX...I have the BestBuy Model. I was wondering if this drive would be compatible.


* Mfr Part Number: WD5000BEVT
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
* Cache: 8 MB
* Interface: SATA 300
* Max. External Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s
* Average Latency: 5.5 ms
* Seek Time:
o Track to Track: 2 ms
o Read Seek Time: 12 ms (Read)
* Dimensions (WxLxH): 2.75 x 3.94 x 0.374 inch
* Weight: 0.26 lbs


I plan on using the second drive for storage uses only so I won't really be running files from it so speed is not an issue as this drive is only 5400rpm. I also understand that though compatible with SATA 300 the system wouldn't utilize the full bandwidth. I am a total file whore, so I collect all sorts of stuff, so storage on the go is my biggest concern. Thanks!
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i just got my X7900 sweeet so happy know
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Originally Posted by toonraver View Post
Well I am thinking about putting 2 hardrives into my Gateway FX...I have the BestBuy Model. I was wondering if this drive would be compatible.


* Mfr Part Number: WD5000BEVT
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
* Cache: 8 MB
* Interface: SATA 300
* Max. External Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s
* Average Latency: 5.5 ms
* Seek Time:
o Track to Track: 2 ms
o Read Seek Time: 12 ms (Read)
* Dimensions (WxLxH): 2.75 x 3.94 x 0.374 inch
* Weight: 0.26 lbs


I plan on using the second drive for storage uses only so I won't really be running files from it so speed is not an issue as this drive is only 5400rpm. I also understand that though compatible with SATA 300 the system wouldn't utilize the full bandwidth. I am a total file whore, so I collect all sorts of stuff, so storage on the go is my biggest concern. Thanks!
As long as both are sata with the same cache size and rpm they should be compatible. I would suggest maybe getting 2 x 250GB Drives and getting a 1TB Esata external as it's just as fast and you wont lose your data when reformating. I copy ro my external at 90MB/s using teracopy
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i get crappy benchmarks stilll
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Does anyone know how to take the cover that surrounds the mousepad off? I got some orange juice into the place where it locks the cover down when you close it and its really hard to push the unlocking mechanism back. I'm hoping to clean it out. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Does anyone know how to take the cover that surrounds the mousepad off? I got some orange juice into the place where it locks the cover down when you close it and its really hard to push the unlocking mechanism back. I'm hoping to clean it out. Any ideas? Thanks!
From the looks of how it's assembled you will need to take the bottom off and them from there you can unscrew the mousepad surface
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i get crappy benchmarks stilll
What did you get?
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MyPhoneNumberIs, any improvements on your 3dmarks?? I'm looking to get that CPU or maybe not as good.. What games do you play and how do they run?

And how do we get better sound out of this beast!!!!! Lack of bass is killing me.
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MyPhoneNumberIs, any improvements on your 3dmarks?? I'm looking to get that CPU or maybe not as good.. What games do you play and how do they run?

And how do we get better sound out of this beast!!!!! Lack of bass is killing me.
I run my surround sound off a usb external sound card and I love it

To Myphonenumberis... you should get around the same I got on the first page when your video card is overclocked and vista optimized a little
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I run my surround sound off a usb external sound card and I love it

To Myphonenumberis... you should get around the same I got on the first page when your video card is overclocked and vista optimized a little
USB sound card, sounds interesting, how big is that? I was looking up the Saitek subwoofer USB, looks ok, but coming from my XPS dell, the sound was just amazing in that thing. It had a mini woofer on the bottom, I was thinking of soldering something on this mobo, like that. Or something. Just need better sound.
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