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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Extend the Life of Your PC or Laptop with a Hard Drive Upgrade

Is your computer's hard drive full?  Upgrade with a larger hard drive and extend the life of your PC or laptop.

The most common reason for buying a new computer is the main hard drive storage area (most commonly the C: drive) is full of your "stuff" and won't let you save any more.  For those who aren't ready to splurge on a new computer, upgrading with a new, larger hard drive will solve this problem. 

There are two ways to do this, either replacing the existing drive and re-installing the operating system or adding a second drive as a "Storage-only" drive.  Most computers have only one hard drive that holds the Windows operating system and data (pictures, music, files, etc.) all in one place.  By adding a second, larger hard drive, you get to keep your operating system and instantly add a ton of new storage space with minimal effort.  Not all computers are set up for two hard drives (such as most laptops), so you'll need to make sure it has an open bay to hold the drive and an extra IDE or SATA cable connection on the IDE cable or motherboard.

If you want to replace your existing hard drive altogether, you can re-install windows and all other programs onto a larger new hard drive and basically start your computer over fresh.  This requires a lot more work and you'll need to transfer your old files and data to the new drive, but it can make your computer run like brand new again!

If you're not very tech savvy and like the quick and easy solutions, we recommend an External USB Hard Drive for backing up your important documents and data, or storing music, movies, pictures, etc.  These are very affordable, require little or no tech expertise and simply plug into a USB port for instant storage! 

Regardless of which route you take, you can easily add more storage for your growing collection of "stuff". 

Make sure that you don't keep all of your pictures, music or other precious irreplacables on one computer or hard drive!  All technology is prone to failure and WILL eventually stop working, taking all of your "stuff" with it!  Be safe rather than sorry and keep copies of everything in at least two computers or hard drives.

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