Need new hard drive.

By FeTaLDaMagE
Oct 13, 2004
  1. Ok got a friend that has a hp a220n series computer. Model number DK218A. The hard drive crashed and I need to know will any IDE type hard drive work in it? The original is 5400 rpm and I dont know what buffer speed is, since i cant seam to find anymore info about it. I think this one at new egg should work, will it? Thanks for any help!
  2. mrchu

    mrchu TS Rookie Posts: 42

    any standard IDE (p-ata) hard drive should work fine in there...definately get a 7200 hard drive!
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    That would be a great drive at a very good price.
    Depending on your BIOS, there are known HD-limitations of 33GB and 120GB.
    If the old HD was over 33GB in size, then the new 80GB will be fine.
    Check for a newer BIOS if that 80GB does not work. If not available, install an ATA133 PCI IDE-card and run the new HD from there.
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    the technical limits are 32GB and 127GB
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    picky, picky!
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