Presario 7000US HD Upgrade

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Meister, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Meister

    Meister Guest

    Greetings... I have a relatively straightforward set of questions. I
    own a Compaq Presario 7000US (Athlon 1.2 GHz CPU, preinstalled 80GB
    Ultra-DMA HD) and have recently started to have the sorts of problems
    one expects when a hard disk is nearing the end of its life. I was
    just wondering what kind of HD I would need to get to upgrade the
    system. (ignoring Compaq support's stubborn insistence that "ITS ONLY
    BEEN TESTED TO 80GB @ 5400RPMS.") I know that I need to get an
    IDE/Ultra ATA, but is there any particular limit to how big the drive
    can be? Right now, I am looking at 120 GB HDs from Maxtor and
    Seagate. Would my BIOS have any trouble with using a drive that
    large? Pardon me if this sounds like something of a neophyte concern;
    I have just learned, through experience and in spite of my above
    average computer knowledge, to be somewhat paranoid with this
    particular PC, which my perpetually limited budget does nothing to
    help. :p I apologize if this has been covered before. I used the
    search function and couldn't find a question exactly like this one.

    Thanks in advance for any help that might be offered!
     
    Meister, Nov 12, 2004
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  2. Meister

    Tom Scales Guest

    120GB will be fine. It might have problems with anything over that (Likely
    will, as the limit is probably around 127GB).


    Other than that, anything is fine. Get a 7200 rpm disk.

    Tom
     
    Tom Scales, Nov 12, 2004
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    doS Guest

    I put a 120 in my 7000US.
     
    doS, Nov 12, 2004
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