Help a n00b buy a harddrive
February 24, 2012 8:38 AM Subscribe
Recommend me a decent, cheap hard drive for my HP netbook (or at least a reliable site to shop from)
posted by Brodiggitty to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I've got an HP Mini 210 netbook. The hard drive crapped out one month after the warranty expired and its been sitting around for a few months. I know everything else works because I booted it off a USB key with a few different OS-es (Ubuntu, chrome). However, I'd like to get it back to working condition. I use it strictly for surfing the web.
I know how to get at the hard drive. I just need the hivemind's help in buying an affordable hard drive from a reliable online vendor who will ship to Canada.
cheapest one was 95 bucks and it was a 160gb. I really only need 80gb or less. If I could get it for $75 or less before shipping, that would be an ideal price.
I also need help getting a new OS onto the HD. I have an old windows XP disc kicking around. I'd be happy with that, although the netbook came pre-installed with Windows 7. Is there a kit i can get that will allow me to hook the hard drive up to my desktop computer and install the OS? Is there a cheaper way to do it?
It's an HP 210 -1010CA