I’d like to upgrade the hard drive in my Dimension 8400 Windows XP Pro. Currently, it has a Western Digital WD800JD-75JNA0. It has an 80Gb, 5400 rpm, sata hard drive. I would like to replace it with something with more capacity and 7200 rpm. I have a few questions.
First, is there a hard drive capacity limit for the Dimension 8400?
Second, what’s a good sata hard drive now…Western Digital, Seagate, etc.?
Third, because I’m looking to get a 7200 rpm hard drive, would it be better to replace the 5400 rpm original with the new hard drive, or would it be OK to make the original the slave, and the new one the master? I’m just worried that the rpm difference could cause problems.
Forth, am I forgetting anything that I should be looking for, worried about, or haven’t concidered?
Any recommendations for a hard drive are more than welcome!
Thanks for the help!!!