Hard drive upgrade help in laptop

  richard929 19:15 21 May 2006

I want to upgrade my laptops hard drive from 40gb-100gb, i have the latest bios but how to i know if it will work.

  woodchip 19:22 21 May 2006

How old the Laptop? Is it sata or EIDE drive? You may be going too far with a 100Gb I upgraded mine from a 30Gb 4200rpm to a 60Gb 5400RPM both Hitachi drives. Also if you are XP with usb2 then a External will make up the difference. I Plug a 200Gb in to my Laptop partitioned into four

  richard929 19:31 21 May 2006

my laptop is a 3 years old and the hard drive type is ATA , 4200rpm

  woodchip 19:35 21 May 2006

They do sell them but you may not get it to run without a Bios flash upgrade. Make sure it's not a sata when checking. You could check what size drive it will take with the Manufacturer

  richard929 19:43 21 May 2006

well i no that it can take 80gb because i saw one on ebay once, so what do u think now

  woodchip 19:45 21 May 2006

As I said above go to what you know it can take, then by external USB drive to make the size up if you need more room

  woodchip 19:54 21 May 2006

You will get better value if you Buy one. Instead of by one

  richard929 19:56 21 May 2006

lol i hate external , but i no they are better for money

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