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Windows 7: What Hard drive

21 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
What Hard drive


A couple of months ago I was asking about a hard drive for my friends computer.
I believe it is broken, and I have agreed to replace it for my friend.

The problem is, I am not sure what hard drive to replace it with.

It is a HP Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop.
-Will any 2.5 inch hard drive do?

I removed the hard drive from the computer and found out that it is a Seagate SATA 160GB @ 5400 RPM.
There is also a sticker from HP saying: "Replace with HP SPARE 498477-001".

Could anyone help me find a decent replacement for this HDD?
-I imagine size doesn't matter, as long as it is 160 GB or greater. (I would prefer if it ran at 7200 RPM, if possible. I'm not sure if the computer itself can handle any type of HDD, or if it has to be a specific type.)

EDIT: The hard drive seems to be mounted on some sort of "sleigh", is it possible to remove this and fit it onto the replacement hard drive?

Help appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Yes, any 2.5 Sata HD will work.
Hd will look like this with NO HP parts.
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