Replacement hard drive

Western digital / Wd800bb-323ccbo
August 25, 2009 at 14:32:30
Specs: Windows 2000
I want to replace a non-functioning Western Digital
IDE hard drive (WD800, 80 GB, Model WD800BB-32CCBO) with a slightly larger hard drive and need suggestions about a suitable replacement and where it can be purchased.

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August 25, 2009 at 14:42:58
You need to give some system specs. Either the brand and model number, or if custom built, the motherboard model.

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August 25, 2009 at 15:05:04
Thank You 'OtheHill"...

The hard drive replacement is for a custom built (Jan 2002) machine that uses an Azza VIAP-4 motherboard. The current hard drive has apparently crashed with no great loss that wasn't backed up, so I plan to replace it and use Windows 7 as the new OS.

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August 25, 2009 at 16:07:02
I can't find anything on that motherboard. To be honest, I haven't heard of that brand before. I found a site for them but no motherboards are listed.

The issue is this. Your motherboard needs to be 48 bit LBA compliant in order to access hard drives larger than 127GB.

I think your board may be 48 bit compliant but am not sure. The largest hard drive for a 28 bit compliant board (the old standard) would be a 120GB model.

If all you want is a 120GB drive then below is a link for one. That size is hard to find.

My suggestion would be to first look at your motherboard to verify you have an open PCI slot. Then buy a hard drive larger than 120GB and install it. Upon the first boot watch to see if the BIOS properly identifies the new hard drive both by model and full drive capacity.

If it DOESN'T identify by FULL drive capacity you would then need to add in a controller card, which would allow you to use any size drive.

Post back stating if the 120GB will be OK or if you want to try for a larger drive, which may not work without a controller card.

BTW, have you checked to system requirements to run Windows 7? Also, are you sure the only hardware you need to replace is your hard drive?

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August 25, 2009 at 19:47:52
"Azza VIAP-4"

Azza = XFX. My best guess is it's a P4 board based on a VIA chipset. Maybe you can find it here:

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