hard disk replacement


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Linea Recta

I need a new cheap hard disk (not SSD) for my old desktop PC.

The broken drive was a
MAXTOR STM380211AS (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

on mainboard
Asus P5L-VM 1394

To be sure about compatibility I want to check the following.
Are SATA-II and SATA-III interchangeable?

Can someone recommend a suitable replacement from my local supplier below?
As regards to compatibility and speed.
All sizes GB are sufficient.

http://www.mycom.nl/opslag/interne-harde-schijf


thanks,


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Lynn McGuire

I need a new cheap hard disk (not SSD) for my old desktop PC.

The broken drive was a
MAXTOR STM380211AS (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

on mainboard
Asus P5L-VM 1394

To be sure about compatibility I want to check the following.
Are SATA-II and SATA-III interchangeable?

Can someone recommend a suitable replacement from my local supplier below?
As regards to compatibility and speed.
All sizes GB are sufficient.

http://www.mycom.nl/opslag/interne-harde-schijf


thanks,

Anything by Western Digital.

Lynn
 
R

Rod Speed

Linea Recta said:
I need a new cheap hard disk (not SSD) for my old desktop PC.
The broken drive was a
MAXTOR STM380211AS (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
on mainboard
Asus P5L-VM 1394
To be sure about compatibility I want to check the following.
Are SATA-II and SATA-III interchangeable?
Yep.

Can someone recommend a suitable replacement from my local supplier below?
As regards to compatibility and speed.
All sizes GB are sufficient.

Any of the 3.5" SATA drives are fine.

I'd personally not go for any of the 500GB drives, just
because the 1TB drives are near enough to the same
price and twice the size.
 
L

Linea Recta

Rod Speed said:


OK good to know.

Any of the 3.5" SATA drives are fine.


And the 2.5" are not?


I'd personally not go for any of the 500GB drives, just
because the 1TB drives are near enough to the same
price and twice the size.


I'm not sure whether my BIOS has an upper disk size limit.



Thanks,


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Rod Speed

OK good to know.
And the 2.5" are not?

They are fine too but not as trivial to fit, need an adapter
kit just for the mechanical fit unless its got a 2.5" bay free.
I'm not sure whether my BIOS has an upper disk size limit.

There arent any that matter in your case given that the 80GB worked fine.
 
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Shadow

I'm not sure whether my BIOS has an upper disk size limit.

I did some research, and could not find anything specific. But
since your ICH7 South Bridge is SATA revision 2.0, it should handle
the larger drives.
I had no such luck with my SATA revision 1.0 notebook. I had
to limit myself to a 320Gb drive with 150 Mb/s backward compatibility.
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Linea Recta

Shadow said:
I'm not sure whether my BIOS has an upper disk size limit.

I did some research, and could not find anything specific. But
since your ICH7 South Bridge is SATA revision 2.0, it should handle
the larger drives.
I had no such luck with my SATA revision 1.0 notebook. I had
to limit myself to a 320Gb drive with 150 Mb/s backward compatibility.
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OK, thanks.
By now I received the drive
http://www.mycom.nl/opslag/interne-harde-schijf/7624/seagate-desktop-hdd-500gb-35
and I'm up and running.
I did have bad luck though, because Windows XP installed a wrong system
drive letter :-(
Had to reinstall XP this time with the other hard drive disconnected...


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Yousuf Khan

I did have bad luck though, because Windows XP installed a wrong system
drive letter :-(
Had to reinstall XP this time with the other hard drive disconnected...

XP should allow you to change the drive letter to whatever you like
through the Disk Management control panel.

Yousuf Khan
 

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