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Bobs_dad
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hp pavilion p6-2035uk Hard drive upgrade

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I have an hp pavilion p6-2035uk desktop pc and need to replace the 500gb hard drive with something larger. Can any one confirm the spec of the existing hard drive and recommend a replacement? Thanks. 

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Many thanks Prométhée for your advice. Having taken a look at ssd’s online, they aren’t quite as expensive as at first thought. I can get a compatible 1T unit for less than £100. As the has windows 10 I think I can manage a full restore which should improve performance. I think I might add a further 4g of Memory whilst I have the  computer open. Cheers. 

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I guess you mean the C: boot drive ? (we can not know what is inside any PC, I must look inside first) or  run HWinfo32.exe

well the best upgrade is a new SSD 2.5" drive, with a 3.5" to 2.5" mount adapter.

not HDD. HDD are slow.

any drive you what will  work there, any media size to even 1 to 16TB (terabytes ) of formatted GPT.

there really is no known limits (exabytes, in year 3000 is limit,)?  

 

there are only 2 ways to replace any Boot drive.

1: clone it. (keeps data and apps)

2: load w10-64b fresh, from MS>  (lost data and apps) (but keep old HDD for data as a 2nd drive)

totally your call there.

 

 

 

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Many thanks for your quick reply. That was helpful as I’m not too experienced with these things but an ssd as suggested seems to be the way forward. All appear to be at 2.5” so I’d need a 3.5” carrier? I can back up all data etc to an external hard drive and therefore would I need a boot disc to transfer the operating system? Thanks. 

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Hello
indeed, SSDs are small, you need an adapter to place it in a 3.5 compartment
You have several options
if your SSD has an equivalent capacity to the occupied space of your hard drive, you can use cloning software, often supplied with the SSD.
You can also do a full install, in order to have a brand new windows, sometimes it is better, but easier if you have upgraded to windows 10.
If you still have the original version it may be more complicated
In any case, it is better to save your personal data, you can erase the original hard drive to use it otherwise.

 


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Many thanks Prométhée for your advice. Having taken a look at ssd’s online, they aren’t quite as expensive as at first thought. I can get a compatible 1T unit for less than £100. As the has windows 10 I think I can manage a full restore which should improve performance. I think I might add a further 4g of Memory whilst I have the  computer open. Cheers. 

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