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Old 04-24-2005, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my Hard drive. I want to replace it from a 40 gig hd to a 200 gig hd. I have a 40.0 GB 2 UltraDMA hard drive, and was looking to get http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...EdpNo=1107152. What is ATA-133, a type of format or something? if so i think i have a ATA-100 hard drive, can i upgrade to a ATA-133 hard drive or do i have to stay with ATA-100 hard drives?

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check your mobo, see what it can handle.

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Old 04-24-2005, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Btw, MOBO means Motherboard. Most newer MOBO's can handle ATA-133. The higher the ATA, the faster the HD processes info and such. Of course higher ATA's = higher price. Here is a 200GB Maxtor ATA-133 for $119.

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Old 04-24-2005, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ATA/100 & ATA/133 [ developed by Maxtor ] are just measurements of transfer speed and there is currently not a great difference in them [ at least not a noticable one ].

Take a look at the Seagate Baraccuda drives aswell, as they are currently getting some great reviews.

That said, the Maxtor drive you provided a link for is also an excellent drive.
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