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MSI MS-7030 Replace Harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ScienceGuy3, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. ScienceGuy3

    ScienceGuy3 Thread Starter

    Mar 19, 2011
    Ok, First of all, here are the specs of my brother's computer:

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1023 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 16898 MB;
    Motherboard: MSI, MS-7030, 3.0,
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    I think his harddrive is on its last leg, probably a bad sector. I would like to take the data including the operating system from that drive and copy it to a new one, then switch out the two drives. I figured I would use Acronis Migrate Easy for this. But, now my problem is what harddrive I should use. I am not sure If I can use a SATA drive or not with his old motherboard. Even if I can, I don't know if the drivers will be able to recognize it. I am looking for a 250-500gb drive, around $40 or so including the cables FROM AMAZON. I was looking at a WD Caviar Blue 500gb, but I saw a review about how it is a hassle to get it to work with xp. Please help me.
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