Replacement laptop drive

  iang1208 17:46 19 Aug 2006


Its my first post so I apologise if its regular question.

I'm looking for a new drive to replace the 40 gig 4,200 one currently in my Acer 2414.

Ideally I'm looking for one around 80 gig and 5,400 and I wondered if anyone had any advice or recommenations to offer?


  Ikelos 18:12 19 Aug 2006

send Seagate an email and they will tell you what model you want, I emailed them about my Dell and they replied within a couple of hours.faultless service...

  woodchip 18:26 19 Aug 2006

I fitted a 60Gb 7200 rpm Hitachi in my Medion replaced a Hitachi 30Gb 4200 rpm drive. Check what type of drive will work in your comp Sata is new format EIDE is old ATA Before you buy click here

  iang1208 18:50 19 Aug 2006

Thanks for the replies, I'm a bit of a noob to be honest, so I'll ned to ge carefully I guess to make sure i dont buy the wong one.

The Hitachi drive in my laptop is ATA-7, whatever that means?

Ive been looking at he Seagate Momentus 5400.3 80 gig - but I'm not sure if thays compatable or not.

Thanks again,

  woodchip 18:56 19 Aug 2006

The Drive acording to this is that its a ATA 100 hard drive click here

The acer as the same number but check to make sure

  woodchip 18:57 19 Aug 2006

PS I see your's only as a 40Gb so I would think it the Old ATA drive

  iang1208 19:01 19 Aug 2006


Fogive my ignorance, but does that limit my options?

If so what do I need to look out for?

Thanks a lot,

  woodchip 19:03 19 Aug 2006

Just Avoid SATA drives look at IDE or ATA they are the same, but you are better getting a 7200RPM like I did as your computer will work faster

  woodchip 19:10 19 Aug 2006

More to look at click here

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  woodchip 19:11 19 Aug 2006

This is the one I got click here

  woodchip 19:13 19 Aug 2006

I went to a Computer Fair got a Laptop USB hard Drive caddy for £4.99 and fitted the old drive in that. it gives me another 30Gb. Does not need mains adapter it all powers from USB2 on XP Home Laptop

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