I have a 500 Gig internal 3.5" inch Toshiba Sata internal partition in 2 one is 412 GB other is
53.4 GB the 412 has XP on it and the 53.4 has Win 7, it's dual boot in case my Win 7 craps out. so the 53.4 has only 1.3 Gigs available and the 53.4 has 3.07 Gigs available, add to that I have a failing Iomega Prestige external 1 TB USB 2.0 I know in a perfect scenario I would have a SSD and and HDD, but this is a Asus C90S an old desktop replacement and it only has room for 1 Sata, very limited and I"m not even sure how big I can go on that I think the biggest without checking is 2 maybe 3 gigs. So my dilemma is I have to replace at minimum that external drive, but I need to backup what's on it, so I'm thinking minimum size 2TB, but then I'm thinking I have the case so why get another external in a case why not just get another 3.5" drive and replace it? The problem is I don't know where to start with that and looking on Ebay it doesn't seem like it would be anymore cost effective then replacing the whole unit. My other part of the dilemma is how after deleting some stuff of the 412 Partition can I safely increase the 53.4 partition? I've tried programs like Partition Magic in the past but after reboot the partition gets screwed up. Well any cost effective thrift solutions would be great, seeing how I'm on an extremely tight budget at the moment.
Edited by user Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:11:19 PM(UTC)
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If you can drop $90: http://www.amazon.com/Bl...id=1460508334&sr=1-5
But not much you can do :P
I can't make a personal recommendation on partitioning, but it looks like the free version of paragon can hot resize a partition with no reboot required: https://www.paragon-soft...rsonal/features.html#req
2TB - Seagate Barracuda $72 http://pcpartpicker.com/...l-hard-drive-st2000dm001
1TB - WD Caviar BLUE - $53 http://www.newegg.com/Pr...spx?Item=N82E16822236339
And if it has been a while since you installed your OS, I would honestly do a Fresh Win 7 install.
Edited by user Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:25:10 AM(UTC)
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Referb is fine as long as it has a warranty. I am using a 2TB HGST refurb (HGST are the best drives in my opinion) that I got on ebay for like $60 2 years ago. Still perfect. I still have another HGST (500gb) that works....from 9 years ago.
Totally didn't realize a non-NAS drive was an option, my bad lol
Edited by user Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:47:48 PM(UTC)
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