Are laptops fussy about which HDD installed

  ventanas 16:29 21 Oct 09

Got to replace a Samsung HM160HI SATA that has failed in a Dell laptop.

I assume it doesn't have to be the same capacity or speed, because faster, larger drives are available now at reasonable prices.

Grateful for any advice

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:08 21 Oct 09

None whatsoever. You can use any SATA drive.


  woodchip 17:41 21 Oct 09

Yes they can be that's why when I do one I try to put the same make drive in. It may not be if its SATA. But IDE are not the same. Its best to take the drive out and get one same make, I do believe that this Laptop is a fairly old Laptop with a IDE drive

  woodchip 17:43 21 Oct 09

Sorry did not see SATA till after I posted. But it looks like that is still the problem

  ventanas 21:56 21 Oct 09

Thank you, I know what to do now

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