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Replacement for maxtor 6e040l0

Maxtor Diamondmax 40gb hard drive
November 18, 2010 at 05:39:18
Specs: Windows XP

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November 18, 2010 at 08:03:17
First of all, do not type in all caps. That is considered shouting, which is rude. Also harder to read.

To answer your question about a replacement drive I am guessing that due to the capacity of the original hard drive (40GB), that your computer BIOS is not 48 bit LBA compliant.

That means you wouldn't be able to safely use a drive larger than 137GB. Below is a link with some hard drives that will work in your system. Just click on it. is a great online vendor that most regulars here at CN use.

I wouldn't recommend the recertified drive.

Now, how do you know that you need to replace your hard drive?

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November 18, 2010 at 08:26:51
"...I am guessing that due to the capacity of the original hard drive (40GB), that your computer BIOS is not 48 bit LBA compliant."

If you have a brand name system, or an el-cheapo generic system, they tended (and still tend) to cheap out regarding the size of the hard drive the system originally had(has).

If your system or mboard was made in about 2001 or later, it's bios is 48 bit LBA compliant, and you can buy and install any size (capacity) of (3 1/2"; desktop sized) IDE hard drive. The most common smallest size you can find easily these days is 80gb, however usually that size is limited to a max 100mb/sec burst data speed ( or slower for drives < 80gb) - larger capacity drives usually can achieve the max IDE 133mb/sec burst data speed . The next larger most commonly available size is 160gb. The max data burst speed the drive can achieve on your mboard is usually determined by the capabilities of the main chipset on the mboard.

" is a great online vendor that most regulars here at CN use." will not ship to locations outside of the USA. If you're in Canada, will ship to locations in Canada.

You don't necessarily have to buy a hard drive online. If you live in a large enough place, local places that sell computer pieces have them, you can often buy "bulk" ones for cheaper (merely a drive in an anti-static bag or plastic enclosure, rather than one in a fancy box), and the price you pay may be less when you take into account that if you pick up the drive yourself you pay no shipping fee.
Local places often have web sites - if you don't know what local places have them, the url is usually in their ads in the yellow pages, or you can easily search on the web for local places that sell computer parts.

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November 18, 2010 at 09:11:39
You can go here, supply the serial number and model number, and usually determine when the warranty for the drive expired.
Seagate supports both Maxtor and Seagate drives.

OR - sometimes the warranty expiry date (year, month) is printed on the label on the top of the Maxtor drive.

When your drive was made, Maxtor drives probably had a 3 year warranty.
If the date it was made (subtract 3 years from the warranty expiration date) was in 2001 or later, then, if it's a drive that was originally in your system connected to the same mboard, your mboard's bios probably supports recognizing any size of hard drive.

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