^^ I second his motion and think that is the best choice these days.
I read over all the posts. It sounded like maybe an SSd is out of the question depending on how much you want to spend. What is your computer's mainboard? Or the brand or model. Does it support 6Gb/sec do you know ? (SATA III) if it does then you want a SATA III drive as the one you linked in the previous thread is a much slower drive also a green drive I would get a WD black if you can afford it.
Installing a new drive is not necessarily hard but if this is like a dell or some other brand name you will need the install disks. Or if you have your own copy of windows it is much easier. You can then put in the new hard drive install windows and then just add that second hard drive to try and pull the files off of it that you want before total failure.
Edited by YeahBleeping, 16 March 2015 - 08:51 PM.