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What is the largest hard drive that can be used to replace the current hard drive on a HP Compaq Pavilion a305w Desktop/PC


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If you bought your PC at Wal-Mart, there are only IDE connections on the motherboard. You can go all the way to 1TB (1000GB) but you must find it in an IDE format. If that is too hard to find, Best Buy carries 500GB and 750GB IDE hard drives. This will also depend on the operating system installed. Windows XP and later will support almost any size HD granted you have the proper hardware and service pack updates
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