I want to buy a HardDrive.....but which one?

Hi,

I currently have a 20g hard drive on my computer. It's 95% full so I want to purchase a hard drive with good capacity.

Basically I have 2 questions.

1) Would my computer be able to handle a larger hard drive such as a 200g? For example could it handle the potential of storing so much data.

My computer is a Dell Dimension, I run Windows XP, with Intel Pentium III processo, 996 MHz and 256mb or RAM.

2) I think it would be easier to give you the links of the hard drives for sale.....the prices are quite resonable (they are in EURO)
http://www.komplett.ie/k/kc.asp?bn=10088 (website called Komplett)
http://www.marx-computers.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi (website called Marx Computers) both from Dublin.

Any advice would be most appreciated as I always seem to make bad impulsive decisions :-)
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cofneverlivetotellConnect With a Mentor Commented:
200gb??  I do Maya imaging and i dont even need that much!

something along the lines of a 120-160 is more than enough for a standard Pc user. (i use 2 80gb drives)

Yes, if your computer can handle windows xp without dying it will take a large hard drive.  Just look for "7200rpm" in the specs, i buy Hitachi myself - reliable and not too pricy

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cofneverlivetotellCommented:
just took a look through those pages, something like

http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=123995&cks=PRL 
would be good for you...or if its a little too pricy then

http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=117680&cks=PRL

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cofneverlivetotellCommented:
Sorry, should have said that because the second link there uses an old power conector you would have to order http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=115476&cks=ACC as well, its a 3 euro converter

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