Compatible hard disk for Pavilion a566n?

I know it's a basic question, but I am trying to determine what are my options to replace a hard drive in my a566n.    The vehicle has currently two readers... master is a 40 G Western Digital (WDC WD400BB-00DEA0) and the slave is a 20 G Maxtor.    It's the slave I get messages from 'bad disc' on.

I tried to look into it and I think I can use an "Ultra DMA" player but that is the only criterion that I must consider to ensure compatibility?       I understand as well as the ultra dma is obsolete these days.   Can I use a SATA II drive if I replace the WD and the Maxtor?

In addition, are interchangeable terms Ultra DMA and IDE

I want to really just be faster and a little bigger.    I'll probably look for a disk of 100 G or less.

Thanks for the help,

John

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Most of these old lodges will not support SATA drives. The mother board "may" have SATA connectors, but generally supported BIOS for SATA is missing in custom HP settings.

I would get a hard drive 7200 RPM and use it to main C: drive:

http://www.TigerDirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CATID=134

BTW, the Specs page for this model indicates that it comes with a 200 GB hard drive. The hard drive has been replaced before?

http://support.HP.com/us-en/document/c00187053

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