Upgrading hard drive

  jake2 23:49 06 Aug 2005

How do I know the correct hard drive to buy?
The present one is "60gb 7200rpm UDMA-100 EIDE HDD with 2mb buffer" If I wanted to change this for a larger capacity one say 250gb or even 300gb. How do I know which will work with the rest of my pc?

  DieSse 00:02 07 Aug 2005

That's actually not so simple.

Up to 120Gb will probably work fine with your system - the barrier is at 137 Gb, where older BIOSs will not support the capacity correctly.

There are a number of ways round this - here is a good basic read about the issues. click here

  jake2 00:18 07 Aug 2005

You say that older Bios will not support anything above 137gb.
Ok say I go for 120gb hard drive.
What do I look for to make sure that the drive will work?
I understand that there are two types of hard drive "sata" and "ide" (which mine is)
So I'm looking for a 120gb IDE drive. What else do I need to look for?

(sorry if all the info is in your link. I cant see it! I'm either more tired than I thought or thicker than I thought. Or both.)

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