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HDD for compaq deskpro2000 5166

By chedin49 ·
Any one here know the best non problem Hdd for this old pc. Install its and run its.I try with maxtor 133 20gb 5400 rmpm and come with 1720 error etc.. can anyone here help me? Campaq website did give a very good answer to resolve this problem... They did have any software to clear this matter (for maxtor fireball).Can U all help me?

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HDD for compaq deskpro2000 5166

by TheChas In reply to HDD for compaq deskpro200 ...

2 options come to mind:

Try an 8.4GB or smaller drive. Many older BIOS's have a limit of 8.4GB for the hard drive size.

Install a PCI IDE controller card.
Installing a PCI IDE controller card effectively bypasses the BIOS for the hard drive.Another advantage of the controller card is that you get the full data transfer rate of the new drive instead of being limited to the UDMA or UDMA 33 of the controller on the motherboard.

Chas

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