2 gig hard drive

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I just got a used computer to play around with.  It currently has windows 98 and thats fine....i dont plan on upgrading the os...but it has a 2 gig HD.  Can anyone tell me how much space that is?  I dont know much about this type of thing but I would like to know.  I do plan on upgading the HD.

Any help would be appreciated!!
Question by:cementz
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    2 GB is about 1/20th the space of the smallest new hard drive you can get.  It's less than half the size of a DVD, slightly less than the capacity of 3 blank CDs, and equal to about 2000 Megabytes.  For Win9x with "not much" on it, 2GB is fine.  But if you do want to do more with it, then you'd need a larger hard drive.

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    iight thanks alot
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    About 2000 megs. W98 takes about 500megs. We need to know some system specs to know what size HD it will handle. 2 gigs might be the limit.
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    Darn! Still typing to slow.    : /
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    What are you planning to install, next to the OS?

    Author Comment

    Ethernet  network port.
    2 Gig hard drive.
    2 USB Ports
    512 kb cache
    1.44 MB 3-1/2 disk drive.
    CD-ROM drive.
    Serial, Printer ports.
    32 Meg ram.
    Sound and Mic ports.
    PCI and ISA Slots available.
    AOL CD included
    Windows 98 left on the hard drive.

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