Replacement hard disk for Pavilion a1410n.

I have Pavilion a1410n desktop. Only the changes that has been done is upgrading the memory to 3 GB.

The hard drive in the computer, which is a 200 GB (SATA) has been restored several times, which does not give me much space left. I am wanting to replace the hard drive with a larger. What is the most important I can go with, without causing a lot of problems? Can I put a 500 GB or more of this computer?

I have the restore disc that I ordered for this return of the computer when I bought it. So, I would not have problems with drivers and others. Am I right in assuming that if I leave the restore disc to do their work, it configures the disk partitions and all?

Please can someone answer back me as soon as possible. I need to return this computer running as soon as possible.

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Hello:

I don't know the answer to your questions, except to say that no hard drive (at least in Windows Help) has never its total size available.  And the larger the hard drive, there seems to be a larger piece of unusable space.

Of what you have said, you still have a lot of free space available. Once your hard drive becomes 60-70% full, then it's time to look for a bigger.

In addition, please note that if you do not install a bigger hard drive, you will not be able to put the partition recovery on it.

Another idea for you would be to install a new drive hard more to one that you have and use it to store your files, music, photos, etc on, and you can continue your the original one for the OS and programs.

You will need to make sure that if you do that, you buy a hard drive which comes with a cable SATA data.

There should be another SATA power cable to hang it, and you would plug the data cable into the SATA port labeled SATA1.

Just make sure you have a player available to install and screw location or what is needed to mount the drive inside the enclosure.

To help you do this, I enclose the link to your guide of upgrade and maintenance, which will give you step by step instructions on how to open the case and install the various components, including hard drives.

http://h10032.www1.HP.com/CTG/manual/c00311110.PDF

Paul

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