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Hard drive I am trying to replace my hard drive and was wondering which ones i can get

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Hello,
Get a High Capacity of HDD with having fast access and warranty too.  To my best i suggest the following:
a. SCSI hdd
b. Segate and
c. Samsung

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ANY AS LONG AS ITS THE SAME SIZE AS THE ONE YOU GOT BUT THAT I MEAN THE CONNECTION ARE THE SAME AS THE ONE YOUR UPGRADING

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