Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:08 PM
I have an HP Pavilion 4-4141us entertainment model laptop with windows 7 64 bit. (Well, it used to have that, before the drive failed) The original equipment was a 640 gb drive. I didn't want a "new" warranty replacement from HP because they said it would be refurbished. Already experiencing a hd failure, I don't want someone else's "fixed" drive in it. I don't need 640 gigs anyway, that's just what was in it.
My question now is whether it's wise to buy 640 gb or larger. I've been told by a geeky type that it's better to go with bigger, instead of smaller. The old hard drive never gave a single hint it was going to fail, but considering how tiny the laptop is (I wanted it specifically for that purpose) I am wondering if 640 gb ran too hot in the compartment (if they have to invent a rubber gasket to surround it, probably WAS too hot). So I would never go with more capacity.
Can anyone give any idea what the best (least likely to fail) brand is, and a recommended gb size?
Will it require adjustments in the BIOS, if it's not identical to the original?