What hard drive to buy??

By davey--h
Jan 4, 2007
  1. My hard drive is broken (failed diagnostics test) so i need to buy a new one. its a dell one but they're very expensive compared to

    firstly, and this may offend some readers due to it more than likely being a stupid question, i dont know why im even asking it but can u use another hd other than dell?

    my broken hd is a maxtor 160gb ATA/ 133 HDD. can anyone suggest a hard drive that will be compatible with my dell dimension 3000.

    i went out and bout an sata hard drive today only to find that my IDE cables dont match. im now starting to panic that i wont get my money back firstly and that i'll never get my pc up and running again!

    Can somebody please tell me if this hard drive will work: drive ata&doy=4m1

    and if not could u please suggest one that will. thanks a million in advance!
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    I don't see why it shouldn't.

    Alternatively you could try to get a PCI SATA controller and use the hdd you already bought.
  3. davey--h

    davey--h TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool thanks!
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