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Sony Vaio - PCV-RX201 - Installing a second hard drive


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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:59 PM

Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio - PCV-RX201 Desktop computer which runs Windows XP service pack 3. It has a 60GB hard drive (factory fitted) which is now nearly at capacity and so I'm considering installing a second hard drive.

The problem is I'm not sure what kind of hard drive type/interface it uses and wondered if there was a way to tell or if there was any software that you can download to tell you (i.e. like the crucial software that tells you what type of ram you have etc.)

Does anyone know what type it is or how I can found out and if you have any suggestions of suitable hard drives on eBay post the link please?


Thanks for you time...

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

http://uk.shopping.com/xPF-Sony-Vaio-PCV-RX201

According to the specs, you need a PATA hard drive, whichever size you want.

Examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....0Ultra%20ATA133

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....0Ultra%20ATA100

Bare means that the drive does not come with a cable.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:09 AM

Thanks for your quick reply...

would any of the following also be suitable:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Thanks...

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:40 AM

The stated specs are correct...but I would never buy a used hard drive and suggest that it's better to get the new drive (which also has the manufacturer's warranty for workmanship), rather than gamble.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:07 PM

OK, thanks a lot for your help on this...

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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