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Best replacement for WD1600BB

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#1 BigElCat


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

The master hard drive, a WD1600BB-22GUCO in my eMachine T-3302 is failing.  I have a mirror image of it on a back up hard drive.  The back up is a WD1600BB-00GUCO.  When replacing the master, do I need to stick with this exact model number?


Are the WD Blues superior to the WD Cavier?   Should I look at other brands?  Will any IDE work?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

Unless your motherboard has connections for a SATA drive you are going to have to stick with the IDE connection.  You will need to change the jumper to the master position and make sure the hdd is on the end connector of the data cable, and that the data cable is connected to the Primary connector on the motherboard.  Western Digital has several models of their hdds, I believe any choice in this matter is of a personal use.  Other than that you can use any hdd you wish.


There are adapters which would allow you to connect a SATA drive to a IDE connector.

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