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Hard drive failure replacement what kind of hard drive can it be upgraded and have more memory

Hard drived failed. Need to figure out the kind of hard drive and if I can get one with more memory

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Hard drives are just storage space --like a blank cd
you can get hard drives now up to 2 tb's but that only means that more data can be stored ( the more space the more cost-- 500 gigs is average))
If you want extra memory ( operating space for the computer to move data around as it is working especially if playing games)) then you need extra RAM sticks in the computer Talk with you computer shop when buying the hard drive and see if you can get extra RAM sticks at the same time. Not cheap --around $50 dollars a stick

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Sorry but you need to contact the manufacturer and ask them if it can be done .

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