Harddrive for old laptop

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  1. sterankin

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    I have just received an old HP Compaq 6715b laptop. It has no harddrive so I will need to add one.

    Any ideas what hard drive I should put in this (size etc)? I will probably install ubuntu on it and use it for browsing etc though I'm still not 100% what to use it for. Could you use it as a media server or something?

    What about SSD harddrives - do they only work on windows 7?

    I'm looking for something cheap - less than 80GB would suffice.

    Thanks for any recommendations!
     
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    There is "flash memory card slot that accepts SD, MMC, Memory Stick and xD media." if that helps!
     
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    Thanks - I have been searching the web and I am thinking it might be good to set it up as a NAS using freeNas. I would use it for storing files for access on my home network. And streaming from my PS3. Perhaps even connect to it via VPN?
    I know I would need a bigger harddrive - and a usb stick to store the O/S on. Any thoughts on a suitable harddrive?

    Would this be a feasible idea with this laptop?

    Many Thanks
     

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