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#1 rickgburton

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:52 PM

The hard drive in my wife's computer, hp G72-250US Notebook, is shot. It's a Toshiba 320GB 7200 RPM Sata. On the hard drive it says HP P/N 594918-001 Replace with 603783-001. Can I replace it with a Western Digital hard drive or another brand with the same specs? Are there other things I should be aware of? The battery is also shot and hp wants $123.00 I see what appears to be the same battery on Amazon for 1/7 of the cost. Am I missing something? The re-install disks have windows 7 64 bit. Thank you for your time and any help or advise you can give me!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

You could stick a 500 or 1TB drive in it if you wish. As long as it is a SATA drive, it should be good to go. WD blue drives have been my goto for awhile on lappys.

Batteries are sometimes harder to replace than hard drives. Some OEMs look for a specific battery, and will either not boot or shoot warnings during boot. I just looked up that battery pack, and it looks like the old Compaq/HP battery pack thats been around for years so you likely won't have to deal with that previously mentioned BS. I have ordered more than a few from Amazon and Ebay, no major problems yet.

Edited by dpunisher, 05 May 2012 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Cool!! Thank you so much for the quick reply AND the good news! The wife and wallet are both smiling :thumbsup:




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