View Full Version : 2.5 or is it a 3.5 HD

20-03-2011, 05:14 AM
I have been given a AMD Sampron Desktop Computer with keyboard/XP Disk/Speakers but minus a hard drive which died. The person who gave it to me has thrown out the HD. This pc is about 8 years old.

I thought I would try and pick up cheap 40 HD and see if I could get it up and running and give it away to a youngster.

Im a bit green about the 2.5 ... 3.5 aspect of HD's and not certain which one I buy..... could someone please help out with that.

20-03-2011, 06:56 AM
I would use a 3.5 in a desktop.

20-03-2011, 08:19 AM
2.5" is for laptops. And I'd get bigger than 40GB.

20-03-2011, 09:36 AM
Thank you for your replies, you are awesome. I will try and remember :) will look for a bigger hd

20-03-2011, 01:53 PM
This is a 3.5" inch which is most likely what you require.
Current size availability is usually 160GB upwards, and you most likely need one with an IDE interface.