Having problems with your Sony VAIO PCV-RX470DS PC Desktop ?
How to upgrde sony pcv-rx470ds desk top hard drive; what is the max gb?
There is no limit on the gb size for the hard drive, only for the ram so your free to go BIG. Before you start, make sure you have the re-installation DVDs or CDs. If you don't have them, some manufacturer's have a preinstalled program that will allow you to make the disks. Or you can order them for about 20 bucks off of Sony's website. You'll need them to reinstall your operating system, I'm guessing Windows XP. If you can afford a 1 terrabyte drive go for that. You should be able to find one for under $100.00 easily. The data density of a bigger drive will even speed drive access up a little. If you get a smaller drive make sure you get one that has a spindle speed of at least 7200 rpm for faster data access. You want to make sure and know if you have an older ata (big, usually black, 40 pin connector, 3 inch wide ribbon cable) or a newer sata (thin, about 1 inch wide connector) at the hard drive. Other than that, there's a four pin power connector on the hard drive but that's universal. Good luck! Please let us know how it goes. Thanks.
Seems the largest hdd still made in this format is 800 GB by Western Digital. Your hdd is Ultra ATA 100 which means it's an IDE hdd. You can upgrade to any size hdd made in this format so shop around & see what's available for your budget. To upgrade all you would need to do is remove the old hdd, if you are going with a one drive system, and replace with the new drive. Use your software that comes with the drive to format & then install your os. If you areadding a 2nd hdd to your system you would just install into the 2nd drive spot in your hdd cage, set the jumpers according to what your system requires, either sl, or cs, plug in the cables & format. Hope this helps & please take a noment to rate my answer. Thanks.
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