How to add a larger hard drive to my old HP

July 3, 2011 at 01:47:38
Specs: Windows xp sp 3, HP 714a Destop
I am looking to install a new large hard drive into my old HP. 714a Desktop

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

For the purpose of then installing freenas and using it as my, well, NAS. I would like to go up to 1 or 2 TB as I have herd its best to install as much as I can afford so I dont need to do it again for a while. After doing some resurch I think i will have to get a SATA controller card and a SATA hard drive.

Is this correct and the best way to do it?

Also Here are some links to a NZ product website can someone please have a quick read of the products avalible down here and what I should buy.

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?...

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?...

Im looking at spending between $100 and $150 NZ.

Thank You!!!


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#1
July 3, 2011 at 03:32:58
A SATA PCI Card is the way forward, just ensure the Card has a in-built BIOS Boot, this will then ensure the SATA Drive/Drives are bootable, something like:

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p...

Though ensure the chipset is compatible with the software you are installing..


Though to save the hassle you could always store your DATA in the Cloud


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#2
July 7, 2011 at 17:03:55
thank you for taking time to answer. sorry it has tanken so long to get back to you. my bad

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