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September 22, 2005, 6:55 pm
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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
Re: Compaq Evo D300
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
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.