My notebook has a 40gb 2.5" disk, Fujitsu MHT2040AT which I would like to upgrade to a 60 or 80GB disk, which are available in this Fujitsu range (MHT2060AT & MHT2080AT). Are there any compatibility considerations with just replacing the disk i.e software drivers etc or is all that taken care of by my Windows, XP SP3 OS ? If not, is it even possible to replace it with a none Fujitsu disk as I notice many other brands are much cheaper than Fujitsu ? Many thanks in advance for any help provided.
Thanks for the reply. It is a Novatech badged notebook, system info says MTC which is Mitac I believe, 8640, x86 family 15 model 2 stepping 7 genuine Intel 2666 Mhz. My current disk is also rated at 4200 speed and I'm thinking of going to 5400 to get some performance improvement without going too fast and maybe overheating. Do you also think it is possible to do that ? Thanks again.
wee eddie all he's doing is changing the drive the OEM will work, the problem might be activation after installing, which shouldn't be that big a problem. I would be more concerned with SATA drivers when installing to a virgin drive on a notebook as these often require a floppy disk drive to load from. The easiest method would be to clone the drive and just swap them over, however you may need a special cable click here to connect the new drive in order to clone it first.
I would check with Novatech first though as Diodorus Siculus says.
Thanks again guys.. I have already replaced this drive like-for-like some years ago when the original failed and obviously have the drivers to hand, on CD. I also have an external, USB enclosure for 2.5" drive which I used to recover some files from the failed drive. So what I'm planning to do is put the new drive in this enclosure and clone my existing drive, then install the clone into my notebook. So I'm fairly happy with these procedures, it was just the question of do we think there would be any compatibility problems by me opting for a larger capacity drive and maybe a slightly faster one (from 4200 to 5400). From your replies and what they have prompted me to read elsewhere, I'm beginning to think it will be ok and given the price of these disks (60gb at 5400) at under £30, I'm going for it. Thanks again everyone.