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Changing hard drive

\015 I want to up grade my hard drive from 100gb to 500gb. will a sata work . i have a hp 873n\015

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There are two types for Hrd Drive on Desktop PC's. IDE & Serial ATA. The IDE cable is a ribbon like cable with 40 pins. The SATA use two cables one for power, the bigger and the other is for data. The easiest to upgrade is adding the SATA drive for Storage. More complicated, reinstall windows or cloning the drive, Recommend Acronis.

Google pictures for SATA motherboard and compare yours if you will need a PCI card in order to add the new Hard Drive.
For some strange reason the HP website does not allude to which drive came with your machine. I would assume that information is in your original shipping manifest, but the site does offer a video or instructions on how to change your hard drive, just remember you will have to "clone" your old drive to the new one so all your features will be enabled in your system.
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