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Chapter 22. Adding New Hardware to Windows 98 > Installing a New Disk Drive

Installing a New Disk Drive

Windows 98 itself is large enough to motivate a hard disk upgrade, particularly given the low cost of disks with capacities in the 6GB to 18GB range. These are a few of those types of hard disks:

  • Enhanced Integrated Development Environment (EIDE)—Common in PCs built within the past three years, these are the most common hard disks on the market.

  • Small computer system interface (SCSI)—High-performance systems may use SCSI-based drives, which boast faster response and better multitasking features than do their EIDE cousins.

  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)—An aging standard that supports smaller disks (up to 540MB only).FF


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