|You can install any IDE laptop drive. It used to be larger capacity laptop drives required more current but that no longer applies for newer laptop drives. 160gb and 250gb drives are easy to find, but the major makers are phasing out making IDE drives, so despite there used to being 320gb and 500gb IDE drives as well, those sizes are now getting very hard to find except used. |
You can use AcronisTrue Image - the trial version is fully functional for 15 days - to copy the entire contents of your existing internal drive to the new drive, if your exteral drive case is IDE and you can install the larger drive in that, or if you get yourself an IDE external enclosure.