Question about HP Compaq d530 PC Desktop
I want to install a bigger HDD as a slave to the original Maxtor that
came with my HP d530 CMT. But my PC didn't come with documentation and
I can't find info on the net what mobo it has. So I don't know what
HDD is supported or compatible. The Maxtor is a DiamondMax Plus 8
Question: (1) Can I install a SATA HDD with a 300 interface? Or am I limited to ATA-100 EIDE drives? My Tigerdirect.ca supplier doesn't list ATA-133 HDD to match my current Maxtor.
(2) What's the biggest/fastest/bestest HDD I can use as a secondary in my d530 CMT?
You can use any size HDD in your computer as a slave and it does not have to be an exact match for the maxtor. You will however need the make sure that the connections on the new drive match. For example SATA drives will not attache to an IDE cable and vice versa. The drive that you mentioned is an IDE style drive so unless your MOBO has SATA connectors on it you will need to buy an IDE/EIDE drive.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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