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I have an old Gateway 2000 with like the lowest hd ever!!! I found a new one on Ebay, it's a Maxtor 40 GB internal hd......It is just the hd, no wires or anything.....will it connect to the wires from my old hd???
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if it's an IDE hard drive you should have no problems...at most you may need to update your bios but for a 40 gig i doubt it
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Thanks for the advice!
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ok plans changed......I have bought a Maxtor 80GB hd.....now it will connect to my computer, but will I HAVE TO or possibly update my BIOS
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possibly...you can update it if you like...but i find it's best not to do such a thing untill you know it's neccessary....if you have to do it you will know because the drive wont show up as the right size
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