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Largest Hard Drive

JJB6486

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#1
What is the largest Hard Drive a Compaq Presario 1260 laptop can handle (333MHz K6/2, circa 1998)? I'm looking for at least 10GB. It has a 3.9GB HDD in it now, but when I install XP (which runs suprisingly well) it takes up a significant chunk of that 3.9GB. I also tried Windows 2000, but because of a FPU bug in early K6/2 CPUs it runs dog slow (XP compensates correctly for it). Anyone know what the largest size (Space, in GB) drive this computer can handle is?

JJB
 

Tabula Rasa

Stranger Than Kindness
Political User
#2
I looked around for a while and found nothing.
Try calling HP/Compaq and asking.
+ you can always get a usb storage device.
 

chastity

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#3
Most likely that the largest drive you could put in that system is a 30 gig. So a 10 gig should not be a problem as far as the BIOS goes which is the limiting factor in this case. I'm not totally sure on that max size but based on what I know about computers that is pretty close to the largest you can put in.
 
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jonocainuk

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#4
try using a pci hdd controller or somethin?? that way u can use as big as the controller will handle... plus, it'll run at the correct speed - ata133 etc
 
#5
Posted by jonocainuk
try using a pci hdd controller or somethin?? that way u can use as big as the controller will handle... plus, it'll run at the correct speed - ata133 etc
Not many laptops with a free PCI port... ;)
 
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jonocainuk

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#6
rofl... ignore my last comment.
i didnt read the word "laptop" lol

/me is a fool :p
 

JJB6486

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#8
Well i ordered a 10GB Fujitsu ($70) drive from Directron.com. Another site had a Compaq specific 10GB upgrade for my model number (but it was $275). So i'm fairly sure that a 10GB will work, and its more then enought space.

JJB
 

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