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Can you replace a Netbook 160GB hd with a 500GB or a 320GB Hard Drive?

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March 30, 2009 12:00:05 PM

I recently bought an Asus EeePC 10.1" it came with a 160GB hard drive, I was wondering if it is possible to buy a 500GB Hard Drive and use it.
For some reason I could not find any netbooks with a hard drive bigger than 160GB... I don't understand why....
March 30, 2009 2:24:01 PM

some netbooks use a 1.3 inch hdd which doesnt come in sizes that big. if you can find a hdd that fits in there in a size you want then theres no reason why you can't use a 320gb hdd.

some manufacturers use smaller hdds to keep the cost of the netbook down.
March 30, 2009 3:47:21 PM

lorthus said:
I recently bought an Asus EeePC 10.1" it came with a 160GB hard drive, I was wondering if it is possible to buy a 500GB Hard Drive and use it.
For some reason I could not find any netbooks with a hard drive bigger than 160GB... I don't understand why....


What programs could a netbook possibly run that you'll fill up 160GB? :heink: 
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June 3, 2009 5:15:19 AM

I would like to do the same thing. What I want is a multimedia device to store my photographs, that has a large enough screen to see them, and watch videos. Plus it will do everything else, including the internet....
July 27, 2009 11:07:47 PM

It uses a full size 2.5 in hard drive...
microsoft limits it to 160gb because they want more people to buy full size laptops...
no there are no limits!!!!
go expand!~
July 28, 2009 10:20:56 PM

im fairly certain most netbooks that have HDDs,have them in standard 2.5"

its the SSDs that can be more complicated to upgrade
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