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HP Pavilion HPE s3300 CTO Desktop PC- Hard Drive Size questions

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HP Pavilion HPE h8-1330z CTO D
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Hello!  I have an HP Pavilion H8-1330z. I've only upgraded the RAM. Still running Windows 7 64-bit. As I should've expected, I've just about filled up my 1TB hard drive and would like to add an additional HDD. I can't seem to find any information about whether this system will handle a larger hard drive (2TB or larger) or whether I need to stick with an additional 1TB HDD. I was just going to have my local Best Buy install a new HDD, but the tech didn't seem to know if the computer could handle a larger drive, or if something specific had to be done to make it recognize the portion of the drive that's larger than 1TB. Didn't exactly instill a lot of confidence, so I'm here looking for answers. 🙂  Wish I was a little more tech-savvy.  I'm sure this is a simple answer, but I'm not sure how to confirm it.   From wandering around Windows support, it looks like the computer has to support UEFI (and not BIOS) to be able to recognize the larger drives. Sadly, I don't know what that means or how to find out if this old computer qualifies. 🙂  Thanks for taking the time to read this! 

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Your PC had the following options that it could have been delivered with. 

 

Source:HP Pavilion HPE s3300 CTO Desktop PC specifications.

 

  • 500 GB, 7200 rpm, SATA
  • 1 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA
  • 1.5 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA
  • 2 TB, 5400 rpm, SATA
  • 2 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA
  • 3 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA
  • 2 x 3 TB drives in RAID 1 (3 TB usable storage capacity), 5400 rpm, SATA
  • 3 x 1.5 TB drives in RAID 5 (3 TB usable storage capacity), 5400 rpm, SATA
  • 3 x 2 TB drives in RAID 5 (4 TB usable storage capacity), 5400 rpm, SATA
  • 128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA
  • 256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA
  • 2 x 160 GB Solid State Drive, RAID 0 (320 GB usable storage capacity) SATA

You can add an additional hard disk. It will recognize larger drives.




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