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Upgrading Hard Drive

by lilikoi808 / August 25, 2011 6:03 AM PDT

I'm new and uninformed Happy I have been doing research online to figure out which hard drive would be best for me to upgrade to but the information out there is kind of confusing to me. I had a Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11 3/Gb SATA/300 but it died and I'd like to upgrade to a larger capacity hard drive maybe Seagate Barracuda 750GB. The thing that confuses me is that the Seagate 750GB is a SATA/600. Will it be compatible with the system I have? Basically, can a SATA/600 fit where a SATA/300 used to be? I would appreciate any help and or suggestions.

Thank you

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Should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Upgrading Hard Drive

So far I have had no issue with using SATA 600 drives on any machine. There is no difference in the connectors so if the rest of the mechanicals are OK then you're fine.

It's odd to see drives die in our office. Is there some reason you can think of for the early death?

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Upgrading Hard Drive
by lilikoi808 / August 25, 2011 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Should be fine.

Thanks so much for your input. I can go ahead and order my new drive with a little more confidence now. The drive was a workhorse for me and lived a long and happy life of 3 years in our home until my two teenage boys discovered the joys of online gaming. After that, despite my best efforts, it was one virus after another and constant abuse of the poor computer until it finally gave up the ghost. Since then of course I got another computer for the kids who are now more responsible computer users and I just thought I might resurrect the old desktop for my own use.

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