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Replacement hard drive

Postby ghilly on Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:27 am

I Have an Acer 5633 laptop with a Toshiba 120GB MK1234GS 2.5" hard drive (according to hardinfo) . I would like to replace it with a 320gb drive (I dual boot Vista :( and Gloria :D ) because I need more space. I want to be sure that if I buy a new one it will be compatible with the existing system. Any advice gratefully received.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Replacement hard drive

Postby DrHu on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:14 am

ghilly wrote:I want to be sure that if I buy a new one it will be compatible with the existing system.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/21/tosh ... r-laptops/
If you can use a local computer store, and get a return if it doesn't fit or work properly with the interface used in the computer, and if you explain the model # , and its hardware specs
--watch out for the scam of restocking fees, though you might not be able to avoid it wherever you buy

Usually you would only have to be concerned with the physical size and interface type of the hard drive
http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/laptops/acer-as ... i/details/
--that link indicates the drive interface is IDE (pata)

Special features..
    Instead of providing a restore CD, Acer now ship all their laptops with a restore partition, and give you the option to burn your own restore CD, which we would highly recommend.
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Re: Replacement hard drive

Postby ghilly on Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:36 am

Thanks for your advice

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