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Windows 7: Hard Drive Size??


02 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Hard Drive Size??

Hey Guys/Gals... I have an Gateway MX6959 Laptop all stock but the Ram(4gig) and Windows 7. I'm wondering if anyone knows if i can upgrade the hdd to 500gig? I can not find anywhere that will tell me what this laptop will support?


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02 Jan 2011   #2
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Hey Guys/Gals... I have an Gateway MX6959 Laptop all stock but the Ram(4gig) and Windows 7. I'm wondering if anyone knows if i can upgrade the hdd to 500gig? I can not find anywhere that will tell me what this laptop will support?
That should not be a problem. The rest of the system is not sensitive to the HDD size. Just make sure you properly transfer your system and files from the current HDD - e.g. by using an image.
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02 Jan 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Looks like any starndard laptop SATA HD should work.
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02 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Hey Guys/Gals... I have an Gateway MX6959 Laptop all stock but the Ram(4gig) and Windows 7. I'm wondering if anyone knows if i can upgrade the hdd to 500gig? I can not find anywhere that will tell me what this laptop will support?
That should not be a problem. The rest of the system is not sensitive to the HDD size. Just make sure you properly transfer your system and files from the current HDD - e.g. by using an image.

Thanks that is what I needed to know and what I was thinking myself...The transfer won't be a issue I image my system weekly with Acronis System Image & Acronis Disk Director and will do so just before I transfer. Thanks for the heads up though!


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DocBrown... Looks like any starndard laptop SATA HD should work.
Yes its just standard SATA. It will be an ( 2.5in SATA 7200 500gig)
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02 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hope it's not under warranty!
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02 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I know i might be out of line but why not get a external drive that way you can just plug it in usb or what ever

reason why i am saying this is covience and less hagling with taking everything apart

also you can use E-sata be almost the same thing as being installed
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02 Jan 2011   #7
whs
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reason why i am saying this is covience and less hagling with taking everything apart
LOL - taking everything apart is a major part of the fun.
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02 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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reason why i am saying this is covience and less hagling with taking everything apart
LOL - taking everything apart is a major part of the fun.
true but im saying this for people with not alot of time to fiddle with thiere gadgets but in turn it is always good practice to know what to do incase of a situation
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02 Jan 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jeepmann4x4,
Try this on for size, pull the stock hard drive out and drop it into an external usb case, like this.
Ineo I-NA208U All-In-One Portable Storage - Leather Pouch, Business Card Holder, 2.5 SATA to USB, Black at TigerDirect
Then drop one of these bad boys in the laptop for speed, heat and battery life !
Samsung 470 Series MZ-5PA064 Solid State Drive - SATA II, 64GB, 2.5 MZ-5PA064/US at TigerDirect
Just for the OS and Applications then all the data goes to the old drive in the external case then later pump the capacity to 500-750gb!
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02 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just remember the bigger the harddrive the slower..
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