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22-May-2005, 01:35 AM #1
Question New hard drive for old laptop?
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I have a 6 year old Toshiba 2595CDT laptop with a dead hard drive. Can I replace it with any old laptop hard drive, or does it have to be the same brand?

I was told not to bother replacing the old 6 GB drive with a whiz-bang 100 GB drive, because it would never recognize it. Well, that's ok because I don't need that much hard drive in such an old machine anyway. It's just for my daughter to surf the web.

However, the smallest drives I can find on NewEgg are 20 GB. Is this too much?

I can go and find the exact replacement part, but it's actually more expensive than the 20 Gig drive I just mentioned.

Any thoughts on which I should go with?

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22-May-2005, 01:47 AM #2
I'd get the 20G from newegg, it should work but if not newegg is pretty good about their returns and refunds if the product is not compatible. At least I've not had any problems.
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22-May-2005, 11:54 AM #3
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I'd get the 20G from newegg, it should work but if not newegg is pretty good about their returns and refunds if the product is not compatible. At least I've not had any problems.
One thing to watch for in laptop HDD replacement..........overall thickness. The 2.5" form factor is ok for length and width. Had this thickness problem when replacing HDD in Gateway..........luckily caught the error before newegg, shipped and reordered thinner HDD............the thicker would not have fit in my laptop.
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22-May-2005, 03:42 PM #4
Another issue with old laptops, the BIOS may not support larger drives. I've seen old laptops that wouldn't support a drive larger than 8gig, and a six year old laptop will surely not support anything larger than 32gigs.
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22-Dec-2005, 06:52 PM #5
Toshiba Hell!!!
I have a tobisha Satellite Pro T2155 and am trying to install a larger hard drive. When I put a drive (IBM Travelstat) larger than a 1 gig the laptop will not come on. It had a 540MB in it and it worked fine with that but when i put a 2-10 gig hard drive in it it will not turn on. What is wrong with it?
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22-Dec-2005, 09:12 PM #6
I just put a new one in my older sony...the cache on the 10Gb died, so I put in a 20Gb and it runs fine...good luck
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23-Dec-2005, 05:20 PM #7
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One thing to watch for ..........overall thickness.
So that's why you've been divorced so many times!



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