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Milimar
06-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Can someone tell me where to buy a second hard drive to install into a G74sx?

zsld0423
06-17-2012, 07:33 PM
While there are many different places online or in-store that you could buy a hard drive, my recommendation for friends has always been Newegg.com, since they usually have a lot of great deals :D My suggestion for the G74 is to buy an SSD (64gb or 128GB, maybe higher depending on what you need) or one of the Hybrid Drives, and then use the Hard drive the laptop came with as the secondary drive

Zygomorphic
06-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Definitely go with the Hybrid Drive. They are nearly as fast as an SSD, and cost a lot less. Windows boot times are cut almost in half. I would get the 750GB variant from newegg.com if I were you. Like @zsld0423 said, they have a lot of great deals. Whatever drive you get, go into the BIOS and change the boot order to attempt to boot first off the new HDD, so that your newer--and faster drive can be the boot system.

Milimar
07-13-2012, 02:56 AM
While there are many different places online or in-store that you could buy a hard drive, my recommendation for friends has always been Newegg.com, since they usually have a lot of great deals :D My suggestion for the G74 is to buy an SSD (64gb or 128GB, maybe higher depending on what you need) or one of the Hybrid Drives, and then use the Hard drive the laptop came with as the secondary drive

Can you tell me if you have booted OS from SSD and if so how did you get like Win7 on the SSD? Did you clone?

Gorman
07-13-2012, 04:30 AM
Clone can cause some registry problems if you aren't careful. I'd suggest fresh installing and google up some guides to tell you how to configure user accounts, temp files, page files, etc.