03-16-2011 02:29 PM
I would like to know what is the max. hard drive size for a Pavilion 873n, Pentium 4, running XP SP1 (to start). The present hard drive is 120GB and has errors and bad sectors. I would like to replace it with a hard drive of at least 500GB and after recovery, upgrade to SP3. I have the recovery discs. Will this older computer handle it? Thanks.
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03-16-2011 03:51 PM - edited 03-16-2011 03:53 PM
Some of the older PCs have issue with hard drives over 160 MBs. Review this post.
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03-16-2011 03:57 PM - edited 03-16-2011 04:18 PM
According to MS, if your original XP disks are SP1, your ready for drives larger than 137GB.
Caveat: By default, the original release version of Windows XP Home Edition and of Windows XP Professional do not have 48-bit LBA support. Your computer must meet the following requirements to use 48-bit LBA ATAPI support:
- 48-bit LBA-compatible BIOS.
- 137-GB hard disk or larger.
- You must have Windows XP SP1 installed.
How to test for 48-bit LBA compatible. http://www.48bitlba.com/winxp.htm
or my other post and fix at http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Hp-8
The main reason I mentioned the adapter is hard drive capacity versus cost. SATA drives are cheaper now than old technology EIDE drives, and have larger cache buffers.
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