Internal Hard Drive Replacement for Sony Vaio SZ!

  jaycole 11:26 16 Dec 09

Hi there,

Ony my partners personal laptop we want to change the internal 2.5" harddrive from 80gb to something larger.

I have been told the max we can go to is 120gb but not sure whether this is correct. Does anyone know for sure?

  bremner 11:55 16 Dec 09

I think confusion may have arisen from the fact that the SZ was available from Sony with a SATA hard drive up to 120GB.

I cannot see why you could not upgrade to a much bigger capacity drive.

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  wee eddie 13:48 16 Dec 09

transferring the OS onto the new Hard Drive.

Maybe you'd better sort that one out first.

  jaycole 13:51 16 Dec 09

OS side of things is sorted thanks.

  wee eddie 14:27 16 Dec 09

your limit is not the capacity of the Hard Drive, but the shape of the space available to place it.

Sony are a bit like Dell in this, I can't see where "bremner" got the Sony bit from, they have a habit of using items made specifically for them which means that other manufacturers "off the shelf" products may not fit that space.

  bremner 14:55 16 Dec 09

"I can't see where "bremner" got the Sony bit from"

What would you like clarifying?

I have replaced a number of HDD on Vaio's and have yet to encounter anything other than a standard HDD.

When, over 320GB 2.5" drives first came out, some manufacturers drives were thicker and did mean they could not be accommodated in some machines.

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