I want to buy this drive Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
It's a 250GB Ultra ATA100
Doing a little more research on hard drives, I came across the mention of a 137GB limitation problem.
I don't know whether my system will recognize a 250 drive. I heard there are ways of making an NTFS system recognize 137GB+ drives. I've found an article that states there are software updates for motherboards with this and that chipset, but I don't know what chipset I have. Also, I heard a BIOS update help to. But I can't seem to find a definite source for upgrading my BIOS.
I've also heard that ATA133 interface drives automatically force your system to recognize 137GB+ drives. But I don't know if my system will run ATA133 drives.
I've attached my computer's information in a zip file. It has specs for my BIOS, Processor, current Hard Drive, and Motherboard.
Any advice on whether or not I might have compatibility issues with this hard drive is appreciated.
HP Pavilion 7920
901MHz Intel processor, 256MB SDRAM,
30GB & 250GB IDE Hard Drives (NTFS)
Audio= Intel 82801AA AC\'97 Audio Controller
Video= Intel 82810 Graphics Controller
OS= WinXP Pro / SP3 (32 bit)