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Hard drive Compatabilaty

I'm looking to replace the fried hard drive in the computer. I noticed that there was different types of IDE hard drives. Would the following be be compatable- IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive ???

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That would depend on the motherboard. But, if you computer was made for windows XP then I would say that should be fine. To be sure, just put the part number of the old one into your search engine and it will tell you the drive interface you need. The ATA 100 is the most likely interface you need.

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