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Many of you will remember the problems I had with a new computer over the past few months, it was eventually returned for a full refund. I was dreading the thought of the same thing happening with another new computer and never thought I would find just what I wanted as a stock item in a shop.
Anyway, finally got what I wanted from PCWorld. Large amount of storage is important to me & I was surprised to find one which comes with 2x200gb hard drives. With 1024mb ram & all the necessary hardware fitted as standard, I can now use it as a replacement for the old video recorder, and edit my vhs tapes & transfer them to dvd. This was something that the "other" pc should have done, I had even specified it in my correspondence to their sales department, but it never worked properly & wouldn't play to the tv via the tv-out connection
My photo collection of 50,000 images has been transferred to the new pc without problems, it doesn't crash, and with a 19" screen I can now spend the dark winter nights happily cataloguing & editing the photos.
Having bought it just over a week ago, before the £100 off offer had closed, it worked out much cheaper than the "other" pc, and has double the memory & larger monitor.
So, all's well that ends well.
"'appy chappy" (formerly known as Grumpy-Git)
your photos and videos are great value to you.
2x200gb is great, but HDD do fail from time to time.
Thanks, and it's great to have a quiet pc that doesn't drown the sound of the tv. At times we almost forget it is switched on. It does rev up a bit if the cpu is working hard though.
No probs on back up, I have a LaCie 250gb external drive and an Icy Box enclosure containing a 160gb drive. All my photos are also backed up onto dvd, as are any important videos I am working on. I also run PowerQuest DataKeeper every few days to take care of other files
'appy chappy (G-G)
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