What size is your current one? You may be better off retaining the present drive and getting another about (say) 160Gb or upwards. I keep all my data, docs, pics, tunes, downloads, email and browser data backups (using EA8) etc on my second HD. My C drive only has OS and progs and is backed up as a mirror image using Acronis.This way if I get screw-ups with the OS I can restore all in 15 mins rather than multiple cups of coffee while windows re-installs. A quick update of Windows and Av definitions and I have a clean fresh system. I would check the spec for your current HD and then buy another bigger from the same manufacturer so that in the future if you get HD problems you can use manufacture's diagnostic progs.