I have jsut bought a Windows MSE 2005 from ebay (3 disks version - legal!). I planned to add it to my IBM netVista 8307-82U. following is the spec: Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz; IBM Hard Drive DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra) 40G storage; 1 Gig DDR SDRAM ; motherboard Bus Speed 533 MHz; WindowsXP Pro.
Recently I'm using this machine as pvr with ATI TV Wonder Elite card and Nero software. The effect is satisfactory. However, the World Soccer is coming and I want to perfect my system to give my husband the best possible PVR experience. So I had planned to add more storage space and upgrade to MSE 2005. However, after I bought the OS i made a little study in this site and it seems there needs to be a specific hardware envirolment to make MSE 2005 function. So I want to know is my present hardware setting good enough? What else do I need to add? Can MSE run on a PATA drive like what I have now? And since I have decided to buy a larger drive, I don't mind buying a SATA; but I'll have to add a card for it. How much will this extra PCI card cost me? And is the performance of SATA on a PCI card worth investing?
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