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Windows 7: How to find a suitable HDD for my PC

13 May 2013   #1
Rohitaar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How to find a suitable HDD for my PC

Hello I am trying to buy a new 2TB Hard Disk Drive for my PC... So how to know that if that HDD is suitable for my PC.. like there something like SATA & all...


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13 May 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you want a sata drive, your motherboard and power supply must support it. That means your power supply has to have sata power connectors and the motherboard has to have sata data ports.

You need to add your pc manufacturer and the model to your specs.
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13 May 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Rohitaar,

Based off what your motherboard supports. Your board supports sata, and the power supply connectors as AddRAM stated


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14 May 2013   #4
Rohitaar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

So my Motherboard supporrts SATA.. then what else should make sure of?
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14 May 2013   #5
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Look at AddRAM's pics, does your power supply have connectors like the pic on the right?
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14 May 2013   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
ensure also you have enough SATA power connectors too -- if you haven't got enough you can get the adaptors IDE==>SATA very cheaply.

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Cheers
jimbo


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14 May 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Post a link to the drive(s) you are considering, then we can let you know if it will be compatible.
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14 May 2013   #8
Rohitaar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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14 May 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That one will work provided you have the SATA power connector or adapter. You may need to buy a SATA data cable too if you don't have one.
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