02 Mar '15, 12pm

Question: which HDD should I buy?

My (second internal) HDD has been acting up lately, like not showing up in Windows Explorer at all, or showing up without icon, so I guess it's time to replace her soon. My configuration is: A 250 GB SSD containing Windows 8.1; A 500 GB HD which used to be an external one (about 90% full with music, documents, games, backups etc). I added it as an internal HD when I installed the SSD as a data drive. I didn't have money for two new drives at that time, so this was always a temporary measure. A 1 TB external drive (90% full with movies and backups). It's the second drive that I want to replace, but I have zero knowledge about HDD's and don't know what to look out for. I'd like some more 'data real estate' (at least 2 TB), but I've been reading warnings that larger drives (> 2.2GB) might not work out of the box and require some BIOS tinkering. Does anybody know more about th...

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