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Just bought a new 120gb Maxtor HD ATA/133 to replace my old 40gb HD which burned out. The new one has 5v and 12v both at 590 ma each.The old one has written on it, 5v at 559 ma and 12v at 601 ma. Will the differences in these milli-amp rates be a problem? Thanks, Sid

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Hello,

There is no problem about that only the speed of the hard drive differ, try see if same rpm. If the system recognise then there no problems.

All the diffencies are tolerable.

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If you have an EIDE Hard Drive, it has a Molex port for power. It is universal. You are fine, make sure the Jumpers are set correctly if you have more than one Hard Drive on the same IDE channel, format and install the OS!
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Differences of amperage this minor will not make any difference. As long as the System Setup (BIOS) identifies the drive, you should have no problem.

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