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I NEED A NEW 5.75INCH EIDE HARD DRIVE FOR AN OLD DELL DIMENSION XPS T600R

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a b G Storage
December 18, 2010 5:51:10 PM

I cannot find a Western Digital EIDE 5.75inch hard drive to replace my old one which has now crashed and is unrecoverable to install in a Dell Dimension XPS T600r model. Can I use another hard drive size or model somehow?

Kearny...........
a b G Storage
December 18, 2010 7:11:42 PM

What is the capacity of the old hard disk drive, 20.4 GB?

With a 10 year old system you will have to worry about the maximum hard disk drive capacity that the BIOS will support. The BIOS probably only supports 28-bit LBA which means a maximum hard disk drive capacity of 137 GB (128 GiB).

No point in buying a PATA (IDE Ultra ATA100/ATA-6) 3.5" hard disk drive greater than 137 GB.

You can get a mounting kit that allows a 3.5" HDD to fit into a standard 5.25" drive bay of the PC case.
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