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Solved: Replacing a dying HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blonde288, May 31, 2005.

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  1. blonde288

    blonde288 Thread Starter

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    My parents have an older Compaq (sorry, no further details yet)(stinks to be them ! :( ) ...and the hard drive is slow as molasses and noisy like a wrecking ball. I suspect it will fail soon. Based on its age, I predict it's connection is an ATA100 IDE buss. Is there any reason why I shouldn't replace it with a HDD built for Ultra IDE/ATA133? Just trying to prevent install probs before the purchase, TIA for replies.
     
  2. Jack Horner

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    As long as it is an IDE, it will be backward compatible with ATA 100.
     
  3. blonde288

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    Jack, thanks for the input, I do appreciate it.
     
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