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Grandma's Pavillion P-3_max hard drive size & type

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August 30, 2007 11:04:30 PM

Hi, not sure which forum to post this.

Someone gave my elderly neighbor a Pavillion 6465 P-3 desktop w/o a hard drive.
Told her I'd try to find what kind & how much for replacement.

It's got Celeron 433 MHz.

Found very few HDD tech specs searching HP's site, but found on Drive Solutions the exact model:
says the orig HDD was 9.6 GB EIDE 5400 rpm. Says the model has 2 IDE connectors.

Question 1: what is max size HDD this pc is likely to support?
The upgrade HDDs Drive Solutions shows are mostly ATA100, either 5400 / 7200 rpm (same link as above).

2) Given HDD size limitations of the pc, what is likely cheapest size / type commonly available for it now? Will just a "standard" ATA 100 (of what ever size) work?

3) Would an EIDE Ultra ATA 100/133 work, within size limitations?


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a b G Storage
August 31, 2007 4:36:42 PM

Most hard drives should work but I would stick with the smallest you can find. 20 - 40 gb drives should work just fine. As far as EIDE stuff, the drives will run at the connection speed so dont worry about that.