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My linkhi all, i found this on flea bay
and was wondering if it was worth getting for my lappy...it would help with the lack of space i have on my existing drive...
your thoughts and advice are greatfully received

regatds
nige

Edited by vistasucks, 05 January 2013 - 12:09 PM.

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Hi vistasucks.
Having a second HDD is always usefu, but you should check the manufacturers website, specs, upgrade, just to make sure it is possible.
The link you gave is for a refurbished drive, so advice reading all the terms and conditions.
The below link is for a brnd new drive, you should be able to telephone them to make further enquiries as they have a store front.
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-Drive-250GB-SATA-Aspire/dp/B008VBU3HK



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.......and was wondering if it was worth getting for my lappy...it would help with the lack of space i have on my existing drive...


What is your plan of action here Vistasucks?

Are you planning to remove the original drive with that new one and then reinstall Vista?

Why don't you go for a USB or mains powered external hard drive?
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Hi vistasucks.
Having a second HDD is always usefu, but you should check the manufacturers website, specs, upgrade, just to make sure it is possible.
The link you gave is for a refurbished drive, so advice reading all the terms and conditions.
The below link is for a brnd new drive, you should be able to telephone them to make further enquiries as they have a store front.
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-Drive-250GB-SATA-Aspire/dp/B008VBU3HK





.......and was wondering if it was worth getting for my lappy...it would help with the lack of space i have on my existing drive...


What is your plan of action here Vistasucks?

Are you planning to remove the original drive with that new one and then reinstall Vista?

Why don't you go for a USB or mains powered external hard drive?


hi guys..i'm not planning on using this as a secondary drive, i already have a 120 gig external one..i was hoping to replace the existing 60 gig drive which is partitioned into 2, and reinstall vista if possible..i dont keep any files on this one, they all go on my external drive and then copied to my pc so i have back ups..my problem is that this thing regularly runs low on operating space..its was down to 850 mb at one point which your excellent colleague macboatmaster helped me with ( re partitioned the drive )..i cant put extra ram memory in as its at its max of 2gb..all the stuff on this drive is the techy stuff the lappy needs ( i have another ongoing topic about what i can get rid of, just waiting for a reply from songcloud)My link..i just thought that replacing the drive with a bigger one would be the easiest way to eliminate the problem, rather than regularly messing about fixing it.. and thanks for the amazon link, never thought to look there and its a good price...also, is a solid state drive a viable option,considering this laptop is about 4 years old..sorry for all the questions, i wish i understood the complexity of these things so i wouldnt have to bother you guys so much...
your time is, as always, hugely appreciated
regards
nige

Edited by vistasucks, 06 January 2013 - 06:15 AM.

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Well unless you want to pay silly prices such as this example mate I'd forget all about the SSD route..

http://www.amazon.co...sbs_computers_3

You could double up on the earlier offering with this...

http://www.amazon.co...B/dp/B000OUG69K
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ok..i think i'll leave the ssd :o, i can get a new lappy for that..
i think i'll stick with the 250 gig drive, its plenty big enough for what i need, so, is swapping over and reinstalling vista viable then :confused: ...and is there someone willing to walk me through it, i take it i have have to copy everything (i dont have discs, it was all preinstalled) to my external drive and reboot from that :confused: or am i barking up the wrong tree :lol:
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Remind me again what make the laptop is please.
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Remind me again what make the laptop is please.



its an acer aspire 5315 with vista basic 32 bit...i can run speccy on it if you want more detailed info
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No no that's fine mate.

Have a look in All Programs for the Acer eRecovery tool as this allows you to make "back to factory" recovery disks should you ever want to have it in a pristine condition once more and you will need these disks when you come to reinstall to a new hard drive.

http://acer.custhelp...WQvdVU3RFhDZmw=

Edited by Wolfeymole, 06 January 2013 - 07:26 AM.

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cool...so its a go then :thumbsup:

i'll get it ordered and make the discs, i'll let you know when im ready to proceed...thanks for the help my friend, you is a star, innit :lol:
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Please do mate and I have included an Edit with a link to the eRecovery aspect at Acer to give you more details. :thumbsup:
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Please do mate and I have included an Edit with a link to the eRecovery aspect at Acer to give you more details. :thumbsup:


thanks mate, but i cant see it, or am i just being thick :happy:
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This post by me right now is post 13 and you will see the post numbers to the right hand side with a hash sign, go back to post #9 and you will see my link.
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it was me being thick then :lol:
thanks mate and i'll get back to you as soon as it arrives :thumbsup:
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You're welcome mate and please do. :thumbsup:

Feel free to click on the Rep+ in my posts at any time. :lol:
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