I'm looking to buy a new hard drive to both upgrade my permanent memory and to possibly avoid a critical hardware failure, since it's quite an ancient piece of a winchester. I also seek to upgrade my DDR2 RAM, even if to the same capacity, out of a wish to avoid another age-based failure.
It may also yet be the fix to what I brought up in my two other topics. [I'll seek to also purchase a proper 64 bit system, but I think hardware's more important than upgrading from my 32bit Win XP for now]
My current PSU is an Chieftec iArena 500W GPA-500S8, and I'm not sure how much it can handle.
My Motherboard is a MSI MS-7369
My current HDD is a: 149GB SAMSUNG HD161HJ (SATA)
Speccy data on it:
Business Unit/Brand Desktop
Business Unit Type Spinpoint F1 DT
Model Capacity For This Specific Drive 1.6TB
Cylinders 19 457
Tracks 4 961 535
Sectors 312 576 705
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA/ATAPI-7
Serial Number S0V3J9BPB41667
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 2294 times
Power On Time 607,7 days
Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, AAM, NCQ
Transfer Mode SATA II
Capacity 149 GB
Real size 160 041 885 696 bytes
RAID Type None
Using this format since Sysspec doesn't say the HDD the PC has from what I've seen.
Rammon RAM report: RAMMon - SPD Info.txt 22.93KB 35 downloads
Speccy entire-system report: DACINO-97DFC5BD.txt 91.16KB 747 downloads
I'm looking for any RAM pair that is decent and is at least 4 GB of memory but not too expensive (~50 dollar price is okay, 70 max).
And I'm looking for a fitting Hard Drive that I can replace my current one with. Target memory is at least 500 GB, but a Terabyte is welcome. Once again, I'm looking for a budget variant. If I can pull of both with under ~150$ expenditure, it'd be great.
Thanks in advance!