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More Hard Drive Space needed

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I have an older HP a1130n copmuter with 1GB PC3200DDR SDRAM Memory, and 250 GB 7200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive.

I also have an external SeaGate 300GB Hard Drive.

I'm running out of Disc space on both hard drives, so I decided to buy the Seagate SATA 3.5 Barracuda Internal Hard Drive. It's called an upgrade Kit,

I'm wondering how to find out if this is the right drive for my machine and can the Geek Squad Install it for me.

I also need to add another GB of RAM since I run Photoshop and it is dragging.

Can you recommend RAM and also quote me on having both installed?

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  • Kristy S Jun 23, 2008

    Thank you for your reply. I have no idea what an SATA cable is... or a power pin...



    I think I should just take it in and have someone do it for me. I'm afraid I'll mess something up.



    Does anyone know if I bought the right kind of hard drive for my machine?

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Well kristy, in installing the new HDD for your PC, just find a free SATA cable (that usually comes with the HDD when you buy one) the a free power pin, shut the computer down, plug both in, screw the HDD in place, then reboot the computer. Format the HDD under disk management (to do this check the link below)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

for the RAM, i personally recommend getting the exact same RAM that you have right now, that is because of stability and compatibility. some issues may occur when you use generic plus branded.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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    marlon john madrid Jun 23, 2008

    you got the right one, your HDD is SATA, thats good, all you have to do is get a good RAM, if your take it to a store, make sure you ask them to get the same one as what you have right now.

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