Reply 40 of 47, by kasper21
Hey guys, I am still not decided on a good, decently fast and safe storage option...
the current HDD is terrible and very small for all the stuff I plan to put in it. (a Seagate Medalist 2GB and it is literally A TRACTOR when it comes to noise, I had old HDDs before but this one is grinding non stop... even in Idle sometimes... also its super slow and has some bad sectors on it as well, so will swap it for sure.. )
I ordered a SATA to IDE adapter ( the cheap kind that you put behind a SATA drive and outputs into IDE) but I can't decide on what option should I use after due to compatibility ...
SATA SSDs are definitely superior and smaller and quieter but from what I read, socket 7 motherboards can only take 8gb and Win95 can take a max of 32gb ..
So any drive I will plug in will just scale down to the 8gb size, correct ? if it's a 120gb SSD I will loose almost all of the storage on it and just have a small portion.
Does anyone have any advice for this? are there any SAFE ways of bypassing that limit ? without danger of data corruption.. has anyone succeeded doing with stable results over time ?
If I do get an SSD, i think i have to plug it on another PC first and format it in FAT32, right? and use some disk partitioning software because the Windows dropdown doesn't show FAT32 on SSDs.. only NTFS and exFAT..
What do you guys use for storage on your personal Socket7 rigs? will SSDs behave differently than HDDs on socket 7 mbs ?
I just want something that I will setup and run long term without problems or noise or slow speeds, since my rig will require lots of tweaking and installing all those programs I want.. i really don't want to do it regularly... I have no problem using 1 modern piece of hardware on it, if it comes to just safe reliable storage..