Compaq Evo D300

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Hi there

I have the above PC, full name, Compaq D3D/P1.7/20j/p/120c/o UK

The hard drive has failed and I wish to buy a new one. It currently has a
Seagate ST320410A drive installed and I was wondering if I could increase
the capacity on a new hard drive. Can you please recommend a replacement for
me? Thanks

Re: Compaq Evo D300

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:55:38 +0000 (UTC), "Zinzan"

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Yes, your system "probably" supports 48bit LBA (hard drives
over 128GB in size) already, but if it didn't, there should
be a bios update that would resolve this.

So you're looking for an ATA100 or ATA133 parallel ata
(EIDE), not SATA, in whatever size suits your budget.

I could understand an aversion to buying another Seagate
since your current drive had failed, but generally they seem
to hold up as well as the other alternatives but now have a
better warranty (5 years vs typical 3 yr. or only 1 yr) of
most drives.

You don't mention what capacity you "need", but since you
had that 20GB drive currently, I'd expect you dont' really
need a giant new drive, so the best value size these days
might be around 160GB.  Any full-featured computer store or
online vendor should have what you're looking for in one of
the common brands.

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