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New Hard Drive

Hi I have an Advent 7088
CPU AMD Sempron Mobile 2800+ BIOS AMI BIOS. Press DEL to enter Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Memory 512MB 200pin DDR-333 SODIMM (2 memory slots. Max 2GB) Hard Drive 60GB CD Drive DVD±RW Screen 15.4'' widescreen TFT (native resolution 1280x800) Video Card ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP (128mb) Sound Card Realtek AC'97 audio
The hard drive is st96812a, and needs replacing, can you advise me on how to upgrade it, and what you would suggest I upgrade it to. Thank you.

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Hi you can buy any 2.5" ATA harddrive .doesnt matter what make you buy them can get on Ebay, and which ever size you want,ie,80GB,100GB-
you will need a copy of windows though to install the operating system

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