Can I Add Storage To My Netbook?

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I hope you have a quick answer….I have an EEE netbook. Is there a way to expand the capacity. I need more space.

Thank you Harriet

Dear Harriet,

A netbook is really nothing more than a small laptop computer that doesn’t have an optical (CD or DVD) drive.

As with any other laptop computer, the storage space can usually be upgraded, but it might not be cheap or easy.

The first thing you need to do, is find out what kind of hard drive your netbook has. Some netbooks have a special solid state drive (it is kind of like a USB data stick and has no moving parts). These solid state drives are not as standard as a regular hard drive with moving parts, and it will be harder to find replacement parts.

If your netbook has a standard SATA 2.5 inch hard drive, you should be able to purchase one with more storage space and replace the existing drive. You would need to make an image of your existing drive, and copy it to the new drive.

If all this sounds complicated to you, your best option is to take the netbook to a local computer shop and have them give you an estimate.


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