I have a PC based on INTEL 845 GLAD motherboard with a Samsung HDD of 30 GB capacity. I have now procured a 120 GB Western Digital HDD (SATA drive). However, I do not see any corresponding slots on the motherboard for adding this HDD. How should I go about it? Or is the motherboard incapable of taking on a SATA drive?
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The size of the hard disk depends upon what type of programs you are running and the amount of data you need to store.
Programs that create large amount of data are audio and video files.
The tpye of hard drive depends on what type of disk controller you have, it could be IDE or SATA disk controller, you need to check your computer's hard disk controller.
The average hard disk capacity is 160 Gb to 180 Gb and goes up to 1 Tb, but the largest capacity drive your cmputer can support will depend upon the BIOS.
Looks like this unit is a couple of years old by the specs.
160 to 200 GB would ba a good size to install in the unit.
It is easy to replace the hard drive. Just remove the old one and install the new by reversing the procedure. Just make sure that the jumper is set to master( which is how the new ones come jumpered)
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 1.50 GHz (2)
128 MB PC-800 RDRAM (expandable to 512 MB)
400 MHz Front Side Bus
60 GB (3) Ultra ATA/100 hard drive
16X max. DVD-ROM/40X max. CD-ROM
12X8X32X max. CD-RW Drive
High-speed Internet ready with 10 Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
4X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration (NVIDIA® GeForce2 MXTM )
32 MB Video Memory (SDRAM)
i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) chipset on motherboard (1)
Front accessible i.LINK (IEEE 1394) interface and USB connections (1)
Programmable VAIO SmartTM Keyboard
V.90 compatible data/fax modem
External stereo speakers
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this can be problem with CMOS ,reset CMOS by jumper or disconnecting CMOS battery .after this still problem with display please disconnect Processor from motherboard get cpu on without processor for 2 min .& after that cut off power assambled it as it is with processor & cheak it out
Display will come
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