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Compaq Presario SR510NX HDD Replacement


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Bought this thing brand new in 2007.  Yeah, I know ... I need to buy a new computer ... but I have a work laptop and another personal laptop, so it's not imperative that I buy a new computer right now.  Just want to get this one back up and running.

 

It came with Vista, but I'm going to install Windows 7.  Old machine, old OS (but still supported, so good enough).

 

Question is about replacing the SATA HDD, which failed (repeatedly, until finally).  Came with a Seagate Barracuda 7200 120 Gb (ST3120213AS).  Motherboard is HT2000.  

 

Was thinking about ordering this (WD Blue, 1 TB 7200 SATA):

 

https://www.newegg.c...6-339-_-Product

 

I'm concerned about the "6 Gb/s" spec and the apparent fact that it is a "SATA III" drive (according to this site).

 

http://www.gamersnex...rive-for-gaming

 

**** How do I know if the access speed and the SATA III will work with my current motherboard?

 

 


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Think I may have found the answer in this blurb regarding SATA I, II, and III.  Apparently, the original HDD was SATA 1 (150 Mbps):

 

http://www.goharddri...-p/g01-0712.htm

 

And then this SanDisk write-up seems to indicate it'll work, but run slower (constrained by the hardware):

 

https://kb.sandisk.c...ii-and-sata-iii

 

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Anybody want to add anything here to refute any of this?  SATA III is *supposed* to be backward compatible to SATA II and even SATA I, but it'll run at the lower access speeds.


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