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Windows 7: Laptop Hard Drive Upgrade?

12 Jul 2010   #1
wizkid

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Laptop Hard Drive Upgrade?

Hi

I have this laptop below and I was wondering if I could install a bigger HDD into it? At the moment it has a 60gb HDD.


Equium A110-252 - Product Specifications - Toshiba



Please can someone advise

Thanks


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12 Jul 2010   #2
theog

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I can not see why not.

You will need to reinstall your OS, your link is Win XP.
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12 Jul 2010   #3
wizkid

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I can not see why not.

You will need to reinstall your OS, your link is Win XP.

Ok thanks,

I was looking at adding one of these below.

NOV-NBHS16 Novatech 160GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA High Speed Notebook Hard Drive - OEM 160GB Capacity, SATA Interface, 5400RPM Spin Speed, 12.0ms Average Seek Time, 1 Year Warranty : novatech.co.uk

NOV-NBHS12 Novatech 120GB 2.5" SATA High Speed Notebook Hard Drive - OEM : novatech.co.uk



Your thoughts would be appreciated,

Thanks
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12 Jul 2010   #4
theog

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Your links look OK.

Just check that you have Sata, not IDE.

Laptop Hard Drive Upgrade?-capture1.jpg Laptop Hard Drive Upgrade?-capture2.jpg


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12 Jul 2010   #5
strollin

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You might want to consider a 7200rpm drive which should give you a modest performance increase.
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12 Jul 2010   #6
solarmystic

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I don't think the OP needs to reinstall his OS; he can just clone the drive into the new one to be installed into the system. Saves a lot of hassle and time. A product like Macrium or Acronis TrueImage Home would do the trick. And strollin is right, a 7200 RPM would be great for reduced access times.
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12 Jul 2010   #7
wizkid

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Thanks for all your replies,

I have been looking at this one as its a 7200RPM. Do you think the laptop will support this?


Thanks

WD1600BEKT Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB 7200RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM 160GB Capacity, SATA-II Interface, 7200RPM Spin Speed, 16MB Cache, 5 Year Warranty. : novatech.co.uk
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12 Jul 2010   #8
theog

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Clean install is all best, all the junk & virus gone.
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12 Jul 2010   #9
wizkid

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Okay according to the website below it has SATA interface for the HDD. So I assume that WD 160gb 7200rpm drive I listed above should be okay? the laptop is currently running Windows 7

http://toshiba.icecat.biz/en/p/Toshi...20A110-252.htm
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12 Jul 2010   #10
theog

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Yes, looking good.
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