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Old 06-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yea it's the Demension 3000 guy again.

I think i have trouble shooted the clicking noise from my computer to be the hard drive. I would like to replace it. Questions:

ATA-100? Is that the type of connection the hard drive uses. Is that the only type of hard drive I can get?

7200 RPM? Is that the only RPM I can get? Can I get faster if I can find it?

Dell Dimension 3000 (Celeron D 2.4GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Home) Specs. Desktops Specifications.

I gathered the information about the hard drive from that web site above. I wanted to see if I could gather the info myself to be able to find the hard drive. I found about 8 of them on New egg.

Thanks so much.....again
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use drives with different rpm, but you should just get the standard 7200 rpm one.

Your ATA-100 is the interface that it uses. You might see names like
EIDE/IDE/PATA/ATA they all pretty much represent the same thing.
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Yes, you will want to get an IDE 7200rpm hard drive. Any IDE hard drives on NewEgg should say so in the name.
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