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Hard Drive : How to choose

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mossfan18, May 3, 2007.

  1. mossfan18

    mossfan18 Regular member

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    I own a HP pavillion 8755c and the hard drive has went south on it. I want to get a new HD but am not willing to pay the hundreds of dollars that HP wants for a new one.

    Can I buy a cheaper HD and if so how do I know if it is compatible? I am interested in a Western Digital 80GB EIDE Hard Drive which is a far less expensive option. Will this HD work?

    Also it being an OEM version it won't have any accessories. What will I need? I saw that I may need a drive power cable. What is this and where should I get it?
     
  2. chubbyInc

    chubbyInc Regular member

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    If you are replacing a hard drive just use the same cables so long as the old one was also IDE, which it probably was.

    You'll need your O/S install disc make sure you have a full version of whatever operating system you are installing not sure what HP would have given you.
     
  3. mossfan18

    mossfan18 Regular member

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    It is IDE and I have the OS installation disk.

    But the brand of HD is irrelevant? I can use the cheaper Western Digital I mentioned before?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. ffg7

    ffg7 Regular member

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    can use any make of hd you want. i use a wd in my compag laptop.
     

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