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new laptop, need help with hard drive


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#1 kau_cinta_ku

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:03 PM

well, I ended up getting a laptop from a friend however it needs a new hard drive. I was just wondering when looking for hard drives what do I need to look for to make sure it is compatiable for the computer. I would like to find at least a 320gb hard drive. any help would be great.

it is a HP - Compaq Business Notebook nx7400 Laptop

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#2 l33tissw00t

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:10 PM

What (physical) size is HD? A great site to buy stuff from - www.newegg.com

Edited by l33tissw00t, 22 August 2009 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:13 PM

it is a 2.5"

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:15 PM

Almost all laptop hard drives are 2.5 inches. What interface is the drive? SATA or PATA (IDE)? If it is a SATA drive, which most newer laptops are, then the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB would be a good choice.

Edited by DJBPace07, 22 August 2009 - 09:17 PM.

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#5 kau_cinta_ku

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:19 PM

SATA

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:21 PM

I'm not sure if you read my edited post prior to posting your response, but I suggested the the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB.

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#7 kau_cinta_ku

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

that is excatly what i was looking for. thanks. but just to understand this, would any 2.5" sata HD work then?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:41 PM

that is excatly what i was looking for. thanks. but just to understand this, would any 2.5" sata HD work then?

Yes.

More Choices - http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...top-Hard-Drives

Edited by l33tissw00t, 22 August 2009 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:47 PM

Almost any 2.5 inch drive will work. The drive I chose is a performance drive at 7200RPM. Many laptop-grade drives spin at 5400RPM making them a bit slower.

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#10 kau_cinta_ku

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

ok thankyou very much I just placed the order for the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB.




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