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Old 03-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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Also I'm not sure why you are buying used drives unless it's because of the rarity of IDE burners now. I just checked with NewEgg


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It's a local guy that has a shop and sells some used stuff.
He's saved me untold hundreds in repairs.

Charged a mere $35 for a reformat and system install.
Didn't charge me a penny to add that new hard drive last fall.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
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Feel like such a freaking dunce.

The board is PTGD1- LA.

The specs say it has two sata jacks, both of which are being used for the Hard drives, the second of which I should recall because it was added last fall.


There are two other jacks similar to sata and adjoining the stat jacks in the lower right corner of the MB, although the specs say there are only two sata jacks.
of these four jacks, all are different colors.
Anybody know what the other two are?

The specs sheet says there's one PCI Express however i didn't see it.

Specs sheet also states three PCI slots with only one open.
Of the three (two are open) and one has the dial-up modem, which could be removed.


Good job finding the specific MoBo for the HP.

More info here.
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Many thanks DJ.

FWIW and to clear up earlier discussions.

This manual stated that only XP SP-1 was required for the SATA drivers.

Went and bought a cable late this afternoon, however I'm aprehensive tonight about doing the install (Sunday and all).

Will wait until tomorrow AM.

Many thanks again to everybody for the help.
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Good to hear. Hopefully you will be good to go until you need a new 'puter.
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Went smooth as silk and working.

Most excellent! Congrats, see, it wasn't as bad as all that.
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