|Attempting to revive a 2-year old HP laptop, with a bad HDD. Hp's customer service is not that great when answering the following:|
What are the limitation of the BIOS with regards to the HDD capacity? I never got a direct answer. My question for this forum is --> If I install a larger HDD than the current BIOS supports, will there be some ill behavior somewhere down the road; e.g. lost data?
My thinking, the cost for the original hdd size (40-GB) ATA-6, is almost as much as a 320-GB ATA-6 HDD. Why not just get the ATA-6\320-GB? Use it until the laptop dies then remove the HDD for use in a desktop with a BIOS that would then recognize the entire capacity of the device?
I'm only interested in, will buying a larger HDD than the BIOS can recognize cause more grief than only not seeing the full capacity of the device.