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brorusty57

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Help!!!! I have an older dell inspiron 1100 laptop. I need to replace a 30 gb harddrive thats not working. Is it ok to go as high as 300 gb or should I go with 160 gbs? What are the pros and cons?
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Hi brorusty57 and welcome to Geeks to Go.

The size of the drive you want will depend on what you are planning to do with it. In other words, are you downloading a lot of music or saving a lot of photos?

What type of drive are you replacing?
Is it a ide or a sata drive?

Depending on the age of the laptop and the age of the bios, you may not see the entire 160 or 300gb as 1 drive. You may have to partition it to say a D, E, F, etc. This is what I would suggest anyways. That way the OS is on 1 partition and the data is on another.
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