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need a new HDD for Compaq NX500

So this is what is dead inside it now:

dead HDD

 

This is HP's designation:

http://partsurfer.hp.com/ShowCart.aspx

 

P/N of my computer:

PP809UC#ABA

 

This is what Best Buy says I need:

Best Buy says

 

So, my question:  will the Best Buy drive work in this box?

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Re: need a new HDD for Compaq NX500

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Re: need a new HDD for Compaq NX500

No, the hdd at Best Buy is a SATA hdd. You have the older type ATA hdd.

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Re: need a new HDD for Compaq NX500

Can you recommend one that WILL work, hopefully available at Best Buy?
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I couldn't find any listed at Best Buy. It is getting hard to find this older type hdd.Found a couple at Amazon.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MK6025GAS-drive-internal-buffer/dp/B001FBJYLE/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/SEAGATE-MOMENTUS-5400-3-DRIVE-INTERNAL/dp/B001GV3ZZE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=13...

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Re: need a new HDD for Compaq NX500

Thanks for the rec.  I suppose for the additional $17, the Seagate might be a good choice - 20 GB more space and a faster spindle.  Looks like the Seagate probably has the screws holes on the side to attach the pin extender bracket I have on the original.  I have another separate issue with the display dimming that I'll post about fresh soon.

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