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device type: desktop

Your Pavilion Slimline s3230l System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory


SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

SATA Version -- SATA 2 - 3Gb/s

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.


Intel 945G chipset

Chipset is a set of integrated circuits that have a specific purpose in a computer system, a group of microchips used together to perform a single task.

WD Caviar Green HDD 3 TB SATA-600

WD Caviar Green HDD 3 TB SATA-600
Part Number: WD30EZRX
  • IntelliPower - a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching that delivers power savings and performance
  • IntelliSeek - calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, vibration
As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
  • Reduced power consumption
    WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies.
  • Helps enable eco-friendly PCs
    WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for the energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
  • Cool and quiet
    WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • Massive capacity
    The most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
  • Perfect for external drives
    External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.

Capacity: 3 TB
Interface: SATA 6.0 Gbps
Form Factor: 3.5"
Height: 2.6cm
Buffer Size: 64 MB
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year


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These are good hard drive

By nephiseer

from Durham, NC



      Best Uses

      • Large Amount Of Storage

      These hard drives are fine. Just the drive didn't work with the systems in the 2 previous reviews is not a good reason for a low rating.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


      WD 3TB Dard Drive... Oops!

      By I Got It!

      from San Diego

      Verified Buyer



          Best Uses

          • External Hd Maby

          I installed this HD on a HP P6230y and come to find out my motherboard can't deal with the 3 TB, looks like I'm going to have to replace it with the 2 TB. I hope Crucial will note give me a hard time.

          (25 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


          3 tb hard drive

          By MAC JACK

          from Denver CO

          Verified Buyer


          • It works


          • Only reads 780gigs of 3tb

          Best Uses

          • Paper weight

          This product was recommended as an upgrade for my mac and it only reads 780gigs of 3tb. Kinda disappointing.

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