Need to replace a hard disk....how big should I go?

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crossfireltd

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I have an older HP Pavillion a6319fh desktop that has a failing hard disk ,and needs to replaced. the failing HD is 360mb and I would like to install a larger capacity HD. My question is how big can I go, and if there are any restrictions? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Motherboard:
Manufacturer: Asus
microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R
Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz

Processor:
Pentium E2200
Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz
Bus speed: 800 MHz

Memory:
4 GB





 
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A 1TB is pretty standard unless you plan to save a bunch of movies on it. I recommend the western digital Black drive. The blue and green versions are of lesser quality. You might want to think about getting a newer computer and transfer your files to it. Yours is as they say is "old in the tooth".:)
 

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A 1TB is pretty standard unless you plan to save a bunch of movies on it. I recommend the western digital Black drive. The blue and green versions are of lesser quality. You might want to think about getting a newer computer and transfer your files to it. Yours is as they say is "old in the tooth".:)
Agreed....and thank you for your reply. I will be using it basically as a music server and basic web browsing for the Mrs'.
 
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Based on how much space is left on your 360 Gb drive, and your anticipated storage needs, you could go with the 1 Tb SATA drive, as lynx 1021 suggested, or maybe a 500 Gb SATA drive. Just curious, how did you determine your hard drive is failing?
 

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Based on how much space is left on your 360 Gb drive, and your anticipated storage needs, you could go with the 1 Tb SATA drive, as lynx 1021 suggested, or maybe a 500 Gb SATA drive. Just curious, how did you determine your hard drive is failing?
I kept getting drive failure warnings at boot up, and then finally the windows blue screen of death. At this point the machine would boot at all, I was able to get to the "diagnoistic" screen and had a drive failure error message. Tried to use the recovery media and system stated that " drive could not be found". I was already researching buying a new rig and just put this one to the side.
 
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