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I’m still using an HP Pavilion 061, System Model EP047AA-ABU a 1318.uk, which came new with a Disk Drive ST3160021A and to which I later added a secondary disk ST3120022A. As may be expected, after all this time both disks are starting to fail. I have made Acronis True Image backups of both disks and would ideally like to substitute something with more capacity. Unfortunately I can’t identify an IDE disk with more than 160 GB. I suspect the Motherboard won’t support a SATA disk, so perhaps what I want to do isn’t feasible. Any advice welcome.

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@Alanjt,

Simple task.   250GB    320GB

ATA is IDE.  EIDE is an enhanced version of IDE. It is backward compatible.  If you use a ATA 133 drive on a ATA 100 controller, it will run at ATA 100 speeds.

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Hello. Thanks for your suggestions regarding the Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB and Western Digital Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB. Before I spend money on either of them, please could you confirm that they are both physically and electronically compatible with my PC as replacements for my existing disks. Would I need to obtain drivers for them?

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@Alanjt,

Your old drives are IDE. The next upgrade to the ATA drive are EIDE. These are compatible. I would only install one at a time.

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