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    update my current Hardrive need advice..

    My current HP PC ( 2019 refurbished) is :
    Interface type: SATA 250GB ( partitioned)
    Height: 5.25-inchHalf-heightTray-load
    Orientation: Either horizontal or vertical
    The HP Compaq Pro 6300 Small Form Factor PC is with Intel Q75 Express chipset supporting Intel 2nd and 3rd generation core processors featuring Intel HD Graphics Intel 82579LM GbE integrated network connection, DDR3 (16GB) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM).
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    I was/am going to Buy this SATA 1 TB Hardrive:
    Toshiba 1TB 5400RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5 inch PS3/PS4 Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty.

    Question- will this work Okay??..
    Going to have my present sata drive 'ghosted' to new sata Drive.
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    Present Windows 10 setup is:
    Windows 10 pro
    Version: 21H2
    OS build: 19044.1741

    Thanks! for any advice or opinions.
    rsvp

    Terry
    Windows 10 Home 64 Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900) 256 GB - 5400 rpm SATA
    Windows 10 //21H1 (OS Build 19044..1766) 64bit //Microsoft Edge Version 102.0.1245.41 (Official build) (64-bit)/ 16GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /[/B]

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    That drive should work OK, however, I see that it is a 5400 RPM drive. What sort of price are you paying for that drive? You may be able to get a 7200 RPM drive for a similar price.

    https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100167...98%20600457686

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    That drive should work OK, however, I see that it is a 5400 RPM drive. What sort of price are you paying for that drive? You may be able to get a 7200 RPM drive for a similar price.

    https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100167...98%20600457686

    Yes you are RIGHT., I have now upgrade to 7200 RPM .. thanks !
    Toshiba MAIN-47587 3.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 32MB Hard Drive DT01ACA100 / HDKPC03
    Windows 10 Home 64 Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900) 256 GB - 5400 rpm SATA
    Windows 10 //21H1 (OS Build 19044..1766) 64bit //Microsoft Edge Version 102.0.1245.41 (Official build) (64-bit)/ 16GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /[/B]

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    I did a similar upgrade on my media server PC a couple of years ago but chose an SSD drive instead. Everything runs so much faster. I bought a 250G drive and a 1G USB external drive for storage (and later added another 1 Gig 7200 rpm internal drive for even more and faster storage.

    eg:

    https://www.newegg.com/western-digit...quicklink=true

    One bonus with WD drives is you get a free version of Acronis TrueImage for backing up your drives.

    https://support-en.wd.com/app/answer...web/a_id/14926
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    SSD drives will be faster, but also likely more expensive. In addition, you need to adhere to a strict backup plan for them, since when they fail, there is no warning and your data is gone, with no recovery option. Of course, you should be backing up your data anyway, no matter what type of drive you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc2000 View Post
    SSD drives will be faster, but also likely more expensive. In addition, you need to adhere to a strict backup plan for them, since when they fail, there is no warning and your data is gone, with no recovery option. Of course, you should be backing up your data anyway, no matter what type of drive you have.
    Yes I have all my important files on other drives and the cloud ..
    The main drive is O/S updates // programs // and some files but then again backed up.

    thanks for your reply
    Windows 10 Home 64 Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900) 256 GB - 5400 rpm SATA
    Windows 10 //21H1 (OS Build 19044..1766) 64bit //Microsoft Edge Version 102.0.1245.41 (Official build) (64-bit)/ 16GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /[/B]

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    Is this current / replacement drive just for your data, and you have the OS on a different drive already? If the drive is just for data, and you are not doing anything like image or video editing or CAD development, then a 5400 RPM drive might be OK.

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