[LUNI] laptop hard drive
mike at tuxnami.org
Sun Apr 18 14:13:18 CDT 2004
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On Apr 18, 2004, at 10:23 AM, Gregg wrote:
> Most laptop hard drives are of the 2.5" persuasion. The A30 is no
> exception. There is an access panel which is usually removed by a
> and the hard drive should come right out.
> However, be aware that the "standard" 2.5" hard drive is usually
> mounted in
> a CUSTOM carrier of sorts. Either rails with a special connector, or
> actually in a separate housing. You will need to perform a transplant
> the old hard drive with the new one into the custom connector/housing.
> As far as brand names, I'd recommend any of the IBM TravelStar hard
> simply because in my experience as a computer technician, those have
> least rate of failure. Definitely stay away from the Hitachi or
> drives. I replace every one of those that are factory installed.
> (I'm a
> Compaq APS technician amongst many other certifications.)
Well, also keep in mind that there are two different thicknesses of
drives as well. I do not remember the sizes off hand, but there is the
conventional size, and a thinner slimline size that is used on some
laptops. If your laptop takes one of the slimline sized hard disks, it
may not accept a conventional size.
- -- mike
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