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Hard Drive I have only 12% free space on my hard drive.  I have been told to either get an external drive in addition to what I have and/or put a lot of my pictures etc. on disks.  I will do the disk thing, but would still like to have more hard drive space.  What would you suggest?

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For some reason, I see a lot of the external USB hard drives having issues. Though I have an IDE to USB external enclosure as well as a 2.5 USB enclosure, I find it more assuring to use a secondary HD installed internally to the PC.

Alternately (and probably more to your requirement), if you intend to add more hard disk space but retain your original configuration, files and data (or simply same everything except bigger) then perhaps what you can do is clone your present HD to a bigger HD and swap when done. There are many programs available for this purpose. An example is Acronis True Image. Alternately, you can do a Google for hard drive cloning software.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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