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    How to acquire Acronis True Image   (11 Answers)

    Once the hdd is purchased how does one go about getting the Acronis True Image cloning software? Is this a trial only offer for Acronis software?

    By Spencerman April 22, 2015.

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      You download the Acronis software from WD's site. It is a limited version that allows you to clone drives and work with partitions. I think that you would need to pay for the full version to be able to do more extensive drive work and to backup and restore drive images on a scheduled basis.

      By sgreen2 August 19, 2015.

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      comparing 2 WD drives   (10 Answers)

      what one would you recomend the WD Mainstream 1TB(Model: WDBH2D0010HNC-NRSN) or the WD BLUE 1TB (Model: WD10EZEX)

      By ed August 24, 2015.

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        If you just need a drive the blue drives are fine just make sure that you get the best rpm hdd you can for the money you have. 7200rpm is better than 5400rpm. Also pay attention to the speed 3gb/s vs 6gb/s. Black drives are way better than blue because blue have a 2-3 year warranty and black drives have a 5 year. Is a couple extra years of warranty for a little more money worth it to you.

        By wadewilsonsfriend October 21, 2015.

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        Would this drive be recommended for use on a gamer compared to the 'Black' model?   (5 Answers)

        By Sentinel December 3, 2016.

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          For gaming I always stick to the black models. Hard drive latency seems to be lower on the blacks. The blues are great for storage. Will the blue be able to play games? Yes. Will it perform as well as the black? No. These days if you're going to game, I highly suggest looking into solid state drives.

          By Draskyn December 3, 2016.

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        Is it compatible?   (11 Answers)

        I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s5212y Desktop PC and would like to know if this hard drive is compatible.

        By Anonymous October 23, 2014.

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          Yes, this is compatible with that brand of desktop PC.

          By CommunityAnswer October 23, 2014.

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          Is this a 3.5 form factor drive?I don't see it in the specifications. Thank You!   (5 Answers)

          By Clunk May 10, 2017.

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          I have a Dell desktop that crashed. Had Win10 & Office. Can I just install this HD & get my Win10 & Office back? Also should I take a look a getting into a SS drive. Don't really need this 1TB. Old HD is a Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD-75HBC   (5 Answers)

          By JohnnyBoyyy November 17, 2016.

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            If your previous drive crashed it's most likely shot. There are programs that can recover an image of the drive or possibly gather files that aren't corrupt. Try to do some searches online about recovering files from a crashed drive. Installing the new drive is gonna be starting from scratch. Unless you backed up the previous drive or have an image of it, it's gone. Having an SSD is always a plus. Start up is faster and browsing through the computer (with multiple programs/windows open) is much faster. Can never hurt to have a SSD as your master and use something like this SATA as the storage and program use (partitioned).

            By cskolsky November 18, 2016.

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          My hdd is totally clean and has no boot media will this boot it 5o the bios? ??   (5 Answers)

          By Ladyalison September 15, 2017.

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            No. This will not.Your BIOS has nothing to do with what drives are in your system. You don't even need a drive of any kind attached to access your BIOS. This is usually done by tapping the Delete, F2, or other key depending on your system. (30 years working with computers)

            By PCFriendly September 22, 2017.

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          can i use this drive as a replacement my original hard drive in a dell dimension 4600 with windows xp. i still like my xp. thanks for any answer.   (5 Answers)

          By angeldog December 3, 2016.

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            Yes the drive will work I a dell system. You might need extra cables if you are planning on using software to move the old drive to the new drive. Otherwise you will need to reinstall everything manually or use a dell recovery disk.

            By KKnAZ December 17, 2016.

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          Does it include a SATA cable?   (10 Answers)

          By Anonymous August 3, 2016.

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          Is it compatible with a ps4?   (4 Answers)

          By Mvp1991 September 22, 2017.

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            Yes, very much so. Only thing is that you have to reformat the drive so that the PS4 can detect it. Took less than 5 min on a PC.

            By RM11 September 22, 2017.

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