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Replace hard disk

The hard-disk is very slow. I want to replace it with a faster one. How do I proceed ? Thanks

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  • Sanjay Das
    Sanjay Das Apr 12, 2015

    Sorry, forgot to mention make/model. It is a Gateway desktop E1 Vision AMD

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You can get an SSD drive. They're much faster than mechanical hard drives.

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Sorry but without make and model you expect way too much

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YOu computer meet the average power requirement nowadays. HOwever if you want to make more faster performance. U only need to add more memory. 1Gb is faster than my computer which is 512Mb.

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but besure to know the model of the memory before you buy. it should be identical to your current memory.

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