Edited by flashme18, 17 April 2008 - 06:37 PM.
hard drive died, how do i know what is compatible?
Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:47 PM
You do need to get the right type of disk. I assume that the disk is a EIDE (aka ATA, not SATA) disk.
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The size should not matter since it seems like your machine is newer as it has a disk larger than 127Gb.
As long as the drive type is the same, you should be ok.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:18 PM
I find that a lot of files on a single partition and in a single folder can delay the speed quite a lot. I therefore usually make 3 or 4 Partitions on a 300 or larger gig drive and then make multiple folders to hold the files. Otherwise it is easier for me to have multiple specialized computers. I do have a music computer that does nothing else. It is a media server for my whole house.
So far the limit for 48 Bit LBA hard drives is 1 terrabyte.
More than likely your computer is new enough to support a 320 or 500 Gig HD. They have been able to support larger drives since 2003.
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