hard drive died on pc

  liamchaworh 20:36 05 May 2015
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I hope someone can help me, my hard drive died and I'm looking to replace it. Im not too clued up on hard drives though. What do I need? Do I need the exact same hard drive as the one that has died? Or will any fit? Any idea on what I can replace it with? The model is a HP pavilion series p6-2035uk. Thank you for Any help.

  robin_x 21:01 05 May 2015

Any 3.5" SATA drive will be OK. Presumably the old one was 500GB?

Western Digital are widely recommended.

If you used a fair chunk of that or have a requirement for large files (eg videos), you might want to consider replacing with a 1TB drive.

A USB backup drive can also be useful if you don't have one.

  bumpkin 21:08 05 May 2015

Any 3.5 sata drive should be OK. Just chose the size you want.

  liamchaworh 21:10 05 May 2015

Thanks! Yes it was 500gb which is perfect size

  bumpkin 21:10 05 May 2015

Sorry Robin cross post.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:32 05 May 2015

Surprisingly enough it can be cheaper to by a larger drive

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