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Upgrading laptop hard drive..

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#1 ftngrave


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:54 PM

I want to upgrade my Gateway MX3702's hard drive (the current size is only 45-50 GB).

Here's a link to the laptop's specs:

My question is, how do I figure out what kind of hard drive and how large (in GB) a hard drive my laptop can handle?

My laptop has the 1.6 GB processor it came with, but I've upgraded the RAM to 2 GB.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:40 PM

How big do you want to go? you can double your size with this hard drive, or even go larger with one similar to this.. In theory, your computer should take any 2.5 inch internal HDD with the IDE/PATA interface.



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