When talking about a hard drive,iIs bigger better? Almost always, the answer is a resounding “YES!!!”
However, take these factors into consideration. From a technical perspective, a bigger hard drive poses several problems, the first of which is reliability. If you depend on your disk drive for all of your critical files, you had better back those files up to another hard drive because, ONE DAY IT WILL FAIL.
There is also the fragmentation issue that a large capacity drive brings with it. To make a long story short, larger hard drives become more fragmented than smaller hard drives. This reduces the performance of the drive. Will you ever notice? Probably not. Especially if you maintain your computer with the maintenance routines we recommend.
All that said, however, get the biggest drive you can get budget-wise. Don’t get anything less than 250 GB. Think about getting an External Back Up, as these are convenient ways to back up your files with little installation hassles (plug in the power, plug in a USB cable. Done.).
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