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    Hard Drive Question Please answer quick

    I have a pentium 200 pc , my ata/33 hd died
    Can I replace it with a ata/66 hd? Its ok if it works at the 33 speed, just want to know if it will work. Its a 4.3 gig and want to replace it with same size, but everything Im seeing is ata/66 interface. Thanks
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    Yes you can, but use a ATA-33 Cable.



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    Yes, you should be fine with an ata66 drive in your machine. I'm running a Western Digital ata66 in an old K6/233 machine. It will run at the slower ata33 speed, but it will work fine for you.
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    Dooohhh!!! I forgot, you will need the ata33 cable as S_Klass said!
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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    The ata 33 cable is the one Im using now.
    (standard 40 pin, ribbon cable) Am I right?
    Thanks for the replies!
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    Correct!

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