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Harddrive no good for a laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by feildo1, May 6, 2009.

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  1. feildo1

    feildo1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Laptop HD failed the other day, so i looked online.. found a 2.5" seagate 40gig IDE drive that was new. It was also advertised as a laptop HD.

    When i received the drive and opened it, had in bold letter.
    "NOT SUITABLE FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER USE"

    I tried to install it and see what would happen.

    It detected the drive, formatted the drive, all ok
    But wouldnt install a copy of WIN XP.

    I looked online and found the seagate LD25.5 drive is made for game consoles and DVR players.

    Can anyone tell me the difference between this drive and a normal drive.

    Thanks Matt
     
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