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need more hard drive for a ThinkPad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rico123, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. Rico123

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    Hello,

    I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X301 with 48-gig hard drive that is insufficient for my needs. Lenovo says that it has a part that would allow me to increase the size of the hard drive but that it is difficult to install.

    This is the part: 43N3406. This would replace the current hard drive and cost per $380.

    If I am going to open up the ThinkPad I would also like to increase the RAM, which is now 3 gig.

    My questions are, how difficult would it be to install the hard drive? Would it be better to get an external hard drive, which would mean carrying around another part? Do you have any general instructions if you think it can be done?

    Thanks.
     
  2. etaf

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    i would not be spending $380 on a harddrive
    and if you are running a 32bit operating system it wont use much more than 3GB of memory anyway
     
  3. Rico123

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    Thanks. So our external hard drives for the standard for ThinkPads?
     
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