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SHG_Marsh
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My parents recently found an old laptop From 2009. I got the hard drive and I put it into my computer. When trying to look through the hard drive the folders take forever to load. (I have given Administrator access) I want it to be faster because I want to get the photos off of it and I also want to plug my other hard drive back in. It just takes forever. Its only 60 gb

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Kinda SOL, a slow hard drive is gonna be slow

 

You could put it into a system that has an SSD or faster drive in it with windows and just plug it in, but its still gonna take time

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Just now, Andrew.Schickowski said:

its most likely just the age of the drive and its slow rpm

ok

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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

Kinda SOL, a low hard drive is gonna be slow

 

You could put it into a system that has an SSD or faster drive in it with windows and just plug it in, but otherwise its gonna take time

Its currently in my PC right now. 

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2 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Kinda SOL, a low hard drive is gonna be slow

 

You could put it into a system that has an SSD or faster drive in it with windows and just plug it in, but otherwise its gonna take time

 

2 minutes ago, Andrew.Schickowski said:

its most likely just the age of the drive and its slow rpm

Its weird because some folders open quickly but the ones that need administrative access take time

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Just now, SHG_Marsh said:

Its currently in my PC right now. 

Best you can do at that point then

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OPTANE BABY!

 

just kidding it would be a waste

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

OPTANE BABY!

 

just kidding it would be a waste

Nah, 32gb of suPeR fAsT drive space is worth a million dollars

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Should I replace my current drive with the other one so I can just go onto the drive and move the files or would that be bad for my pc

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1 minute ago, SHG_Marsh said:

Should I replace my current drive with the other one so I can just go onto the drive and move the files or would that be bad for my pc

I don't think that will work but you're welcome to try, it won't hurt anything.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

I don't think that will work but you're welcome to try, it won't hurt anything.

I meant to say make it my boot drive. Would that do anything? Because now it is connected to my pc with a sata cable

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2 minutes ago, SHG_Marsh said:

I meant to say make it my boot drive. Would that do anything? Because now it is connected to my pc with a sata cable

yeah I don't think you'll be able to boot into it, I think the existing OS will lock you out, but you can certainly try.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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19 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

yeah I don't think you'll be able to boot into it, I think the existing OS will lock you out, but you can certainly try.

I just restarted my computer and it automatically went into automatic repair mode. I couldn't even get into my bios. 

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1 minute ago, SHG_Marsh said:

I just restarted my computer and it automatically went into automatic repair mode. I couldn't even get into my bios. 

Ok probably time to yank the old hard drive

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Boot from a Linux USB and use that to copy the files over because Linux doesn't care about NTFS permissions.

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