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Hi, I'm trying to buy a new hard drive and I'm not sure which one to get. Here is my system information. ( I have a new IDE controller card)

System

Gateway 2000 PC

Model Number: ATX Tower
Serial Number: 0006144692

Motherboard

Product: VS440FX
Version: AA666860-407
Serial Number: 503248924

From the information what would be the best hd for me. Please be specific( recommended brand, gigbytes, etc.)
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Which OS? win9x has a hard time reading past 132GB. Brand, I like Western Digital and Seagate.
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GATEWAY 2000? Are u kidding me?

I dont think you can get anything bigger than 132 GB. Your OS wont run anything newer than windows 98 on the Gateway 2000.

The last time I used Gateway 2000, it was back in 2000 and it's suck so bad. Not to mention, the processor was terrible.
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I currently have Windows XP on my computer
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The problem you may run into is the drive capacity limitation of the bios - i.e the bios will only recognise up to a certain size of drive.
The fact that you will be using an IDE controller card though means that you probably ought to look up the specs of the card on the manufacturers website.
Either way, I think it would be advisable to stick with something smaller than 128GB - e.g a 60GB or 80GB for example.

The best brand to go for is probably Seagate as they now offer a 5 year warranty on all their drives
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Thanks!
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