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Windows 7: Drive Upgrade

12 May 2010   #1
TheUnseen

 
 
Drive Upgrade

Anyone know if this hard drive would be fully compatible (just plugin and go) with my Sony Vaio AW-190 Laptop?

Seagate Savvio 15K.2 ST973452SS 73GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SAS 6Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive

Do I need any special cables or anything need to be done beside remove old drive and plug this in?


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12 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope, no cables are necessary.

Hard drives are pretty straightforward. You only need to know 2 things: Size (3.5 or 2.5) and interface (IDE or SATA).

I strongly suspect your laptop uses SATA, especially if it was purchased in the past few years. You can double check in Device Manager, if you find the drive's model number and Google it.
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12 May 2010   #3
TheUnseen

 
 

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12 May 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The new drive should work just fine. Just pull out the old one and stick the new one in.
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12 May 2010   #5
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
The new drive should work just fine. Just pull out the old one and stick the new one in.
Agreed, you should be good to go!

Bill
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12 May 2010   #6
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So SAS and SATA drives are interchangeable?
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12 May 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
So SAS and SATA drives are interchangeable?
No, I don't believe they are.
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12 May 2010   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just read this,
The SAS backplane connector was designed to accept either a SAS drive or a SATA drive, while making provisions for a dual-ported SAS drive. SAS connectors add a notch to the SATA connector to ensure that SAS drives can only be plugged into SAS systems. This is required because SATA host controllers do not understand SCSI protocols and will not recognize a SAS drive. Notching the SAS drive connector prevents a SAS drive from being plugged into a SATA host controller, which would result in a non-functioning drive.
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12 May 2010   #9
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheUnseen View Post
Anyone know if this hard drive would be fully compatible (just plugin and go) with my Sony Vaio AW-190 Laptop?

Seagate Savvio 15K.2 ST973452SS 73GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SAS 6Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive

Do I need any special cables or anything need to be done beside remove old drive and plug this in?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Nope, no cables are necessary.

Hard drives are pretty straightforward. You only need to know 2 things: Size (3.5 or 2.5) and interface (IDE or SATA).

I strongly suspect your laptop uses SATA, especially if it was purchased in the past few years. You can double check in Device Manager, if you find the drive's model number and Google it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
The new drive should work just fine. Just pull out the old one and stick the new one in.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
So SAS and SATA drives are interchangeable?
No, I don't believe they are.
He wants to put a SAS drive in his Notebook.
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12 May 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh, yes, I see that now. I should have read his drive more closely.

Good catch, hope it's not too late.
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