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Will This Hard Drive Work In My Dell 8200?

The 80 gig Maxtor D740X-6L on my six year old 8200 went to hard drive heaven a couple of days ago.
Made the clicking noise, froze up, and all the kings soldiers and all the kings men (and Dell) couldn't get Humpty the hard drive to work again.

Did a complete back up a couple days before, so okay on data.

Since my big ol' Dell glass tube monitor was starting to get long in the tooth and all, I had been pricing new monitors and new PC's, so I bought a new Dell at Best Buy and went on with life.

Still, the 8200 ain't shappy as far as speed and all, and mine was loaded down with improved video cards, burners, firewire, USB 2.0, etc.

So, for not much money, I want to replace the hard drive with another one, and have a second PC to use for the spousal unit.

I am loooking at this one:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5524373&type=product&id=1051826249503

Western Digital Caviar 160 gig Internal hard drive.

Uses the Ultra ATA/100 interface.
Is it compatible with the 8200?

If not what is the least expensive HD that will meet or exceed what my old one did.

From what I'm seeing, I put the rails on my new one, slide it back in, plug it back in, set jumpers (this is the only hard drive in the PC) boot it up with the CD's that I so wisely put in it's own CD billfold, and reinstall.

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Yes it will work. You probably will have to use the CD that came with the drive to make sure the HD is recognized.

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