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Hard Drive What is the largest HDD I can put into my HP Pavilion DV5000? It came with a 120GB 4200RPM drive, and HP support says that's the max for my system, but I'm having a hard time believing them, especially since I saw a reply in this forum to someone else with a dv5000 series system that the response was that they could go as high as 400GB. What are the potential problems that could happen for putting in a hard drive larger than HP says can be used? I don't want to burn up the system or do damage but I'd love a bigger drive if it's possible. Please note, the only option for my product in the categories was dv5020us. Mine's a dv5000z cto (custom order). Specs are as follows: Windows XP Media Center Edition v5.1.2600. Service Pack 2. Bios version F.54. AMD Turion 64 ML-37. Memory: 2.00 GB installed (max: 4.0 GB). This info came from the Help and Support Center's System Information screen.

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    I have externals. I need more space on the internal drive so I don't have to bring the external with me when we're moving back to the US. Going to be without our stuff for about 2-3 months during transition and need to pack as little as possible. Every little bit counts. We are into photography too, so that's the biggest reason for needing more space. Thanks for the thought, though.

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Just get an external hard disk man.......they go upto 1 TB

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