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I Have a Western Digital WD822BB hard drive from when scraped

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I Have a Western Digital WD822BB hard drive from when scraped old PC.
is this unit worth saving and installing to my newer PC which has a WD6400AAKS and is now 2 years old?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Specialist Sean S. replied 10 months ago.

Specialist Sean S. :

Good afternoon

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My name is Sean and I look forward to helping you today

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The current time where I am is 4:41 p.m. EST

Specialist Sean S. :

Please let me know what you would like to use it for?

Specialist Sean S. :

Is has 80 GB of storage, which can be used for storing music and videos

Specialist Sean S. :

but it is an IDE drive whereas your computer supports SATA drives

Specialist Sean S. :

So, in order to get this to work, you'd have to buy an adapter

Specialist Sean S. :

Because hard drives have gone down significantly in price, I wouldn't recommend keeping it

Specialist Sean S. :

Also, the older a hard drive gets, the higher chance it has to fail

Specialist Sean S. :

You can buy a jump drive that's about the same size for $30-$50

Specialist Sean S. :

This should answer your question

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Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you. Also, please rate my service below with the smiley faces when you are ready

Customer:

thanks, XXXXX XXXXX this unit.

Specialist Sean S. :

No problem. If it were worth it, I would advise to keep it

Customer:

Is it okay to ask another question?

Specialist Sean S. :

Also, if you can crack open the case to it, this will cause all the data on it to corrupted

Specialist Sean S. :

so no one can access your personal files

Specialist Sean S. :

Ask away

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I'm here to help

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If it's too far off from this question, I'll let you know, but I'm happy to hear what it is

Customer:

Have a unit that has a 3GR memory, looking to make it more fast.

Specialist Sean S. :

Okay. Do you know the model of the computer?

Specialist Sean S. :

If so, I can recommend what it can use to make it faster

Customer:

Would a solid state drive work ,or just purchase a newer updated uniy ?

Specialist Sean S. :

Do you want type of HDD it's using now?

Specialist Sean S. :

Yes

Specialist Sean S. :

a SSD would work, and is faster

Specialist Sean S. :

It may be a bit smaller with HDD space, but it will meet your goal to make it faster

Specialist Sean S. :

Also, if possible, upgrade the unit to between 4-8 GB

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Does this answer your question?

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If so, please rate my service below using the smiley faces. If not, please let me know, and I'll be happy to assist

Customer:

Me too, had to use the head. My PC desktop a Syxtemax from TigerDirect and I like it, Until purchased a Toshiba laptop fast MF, now walking around with laptop all the time. Trying to upgrade desktop? maybe, maybe not??? Thanks for suggestion, junk old hard drive-- did that with a 9mm slug.

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