I think the HD in my old PC could be heading for the cemetry !
For a few weeks now on booting, Windows requests the drive to be checked for errors. The same thing happened today, and it had to convert some lost chains to files = 3296KB in 24 recovered files. Also on booting the drive occasionally makes a clicking noise.
The PC is about 6-years old and has a 40GB Maxtor Standard IDE and Parallel ATA.
The MOB is a Gigabyte GA-7DXR, and supports ATA 100 w/RAID 0.1
If I have to replace this HD then I will get a 160 GB.
Any recomendations for which make and specification to buy, PCW have some Hitachi drives, but somebody said that Seagate were better.
Windows will see only 128gb and you would have to update the bios if that was available for an old computer i would not go above 120gb,i have an eight year old computer i keep going for fun came with a 10gb HD runs well on a 80gb.
I'm with strawballs on this one Got two maxtors in me tower can't fault them, stupidly easy to fit, a good honest bit of hardware, might be the way to go as you already have a maxtor drive and as its nearly 6 years old its testament to the product..