internal hard drive

Hewlett-packard Pavillion 8665c
August 22, 2009 at 11:05:53
Specs: Windows vista
I need to replace my existing hard drive. What's the difference between SADA and EIDE? Also, can anyone recommend a product. The hard drive I'm replacing has 120, so I'm thinking I'll upgrade to at least 200. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

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August 22, 2009 at 11:16:02
Its SATA, not SADA. And EIDE is now known as PATA. They use different types of connectors/cables so make sure your motherboard supports SATA before buying anything.

Are you asking about a Pavillion 8665c? It's an old system that doesn't support SATA or HDDs larger than 120GB. If you want to install a larger HDD, you'll have to install a PCI controller card. Also, since the max memory is only 256MB, you should not be running XP or Vista. This is strictly a Win98, WinME or Win2000 machine.

If that's not the system you have, post the correct make/model.

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August 22, 2009 at 12:14:16
Thanks for your reply and sorry about the acroynm mixup. I simply want to replace the hard drive on my dv6000 Pavillion laptop, and in so doing, I want to make sure I order the correct one.

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August 22, 2009 at 12:40:09
From what I could find on that model your current hard drive may be a SATA type 160GB. If that is the case you may be able to install any SATA 2.5" hard drive available. I suggest you speak with HP tech support. Provide them with you service tag number for accurate information.

The DV6000 also came in additional models that have a suffix after the 6000. Below is a link to the HP page on your laptop.

If you haven't created any restore disks I suggest you do that now or you won't be able to re-install Windows or the other programs that came with the Laptop. If you got restore disks with the laptop then the above is not necessary.

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