Possible bad hard drive. Not sure which ssd to buy macbookair2011

Hatetank200

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Computer won't boot. Shows a folder with a question mark. I was able to get in to the wizard. It show the disc 0 but no disc 1. It's only showing like 250 mb of storage I'm assuming it's a partition.
My question is....which hard drive should I get for a replacement and how do I install a more current operating system on the drive? Assuming that is the solution to my problem.
 

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But, of course, the other question is whether it's worth investing anything into an 11 year old computer. Perhaps it would be better to spend money on a newer computer?

I was thinking the same thing. I had a white 2009 MacBook that I kept it a very long time before I finally moving on to something newer. When I did get the newer device, the difference between the two was ridiculous and it confirmed I kept the old MacBook too long.