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bbowens
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maximum hard drive size Compaq Presario v2000

Hi, does anyone know what the maximum hard drive size is that I can install in a Compaq Presario v2000, or how to determine?

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Re: maximum hard drive size Compaq Presario v2000

Hi,

 

Based on information from the following link:

 

   http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=125&prodS...

 

this machine is at least 7yrs old. It uses IDE/PATA controller and the limit for HDD is probably around 138GB. The following article may help:

 

   http://pages.videotron.com/thief/mods.html

 

and here is it manual:

 

  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00444244.pdf

 

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250gb is biggest more easily sourced pata size, rep mentioned to me Fujitsu done 320gb pata hdd but i never seen one.
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Hi,

 

For any HDD which is bigger than the magic number (138Gb limit) you need a tool to split the HDD logically. You can merge them together later. Please check this (This is for PC but should be very close to laptop):

 

  http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm

 

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Re: maximum hard drive size Compaq Presario v2000

how is this done?

"you need a tool to split the HDD logically. You can merge them together later"

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Have seen 160gb & 250gb drives in these with f24 & f27 bios.

If drive options are not cheap it may be worth looking at a new machine as a good spec i3 machine with 500gb hdd can be found for as little as £300 from promo deals & clearance at likes of Staples etc ...

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