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Whats the largest replaement HD I can put in my Presario

My 60 gb 4200 hd EIDE died and I have been going back and forth with HP/Compaq to determine what is the largest HD I can install. All they can do is keep referring me to their replace parts web page which has an 80 GB replacement.
Part number: 350212-001
Specification: 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 EIDEhard drive - 4,200 RPM, 2.5-inch
form factor, 1.0-inch height
OR
Part number: 350213-001
Specification: 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 EIDE hard drive - 5,400RPM, 2.5-inch form
Which are cost about twice as much as the same drive any where else.

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Is 80 GB the largest drive that this notebook will handle?

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The HD capacity is defined by the bios software in the computer, if HP/Compaq tells you that 80Gb is the maximum capacity, then I think you should believe them, after all they should be the first one interested in selling more high price products, go for the 80Gb is .

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