Hard drive for a HP Pavilion a305w
Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:25 PM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:22 PM
Now, with a computer this old, you are going to run into some problems finding compatible components. For example, newegg.com (the site that this Community swears by) does not carry the type of hard drive you need. I personally do not provide hardware component recommendations. So please use these three links as a guide to point you in the right direction:
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 80GB DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
Maxtor 80GB EIDE Ultra-DMA/100 DiamondMax 80 5400 RPM
Hitachi 80GB Ultra DMA-100
Additionally, with this old of a computer, you may run into problems if you try to install a hard drive larger than 160GBs. Years back, there was an issue where the BIOS of the computer would recognize the full hard drive size but Windows would not. That has long since been resolved but this may be a problem for you in the future.
Finally, the memory capacity of this computer is very low, 512MBs. If you child is going to do any type of resource intensive gaming or processing, this computer may not be the best choice.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:08 PM
IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drives