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Old 02-07-2006, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Laptop hard drive compatability

I have a HP Pavilion ZT3017US (ZT3000 series) laptop and the hard drive went out. After some research, I discovered that the Toshiba MK6021GAS hard drive has a pretty bad repetation for reliability and customer satisfaction. I would like to switch to a Fujitsu, Hitachi or Western Digital or Seagate drive, but I am worried about compatability. Are all 2.5" laptop hard drives compatible? I have built numerous desktops where hard drives are interchangable for the most part, but this is my first laptop repair. Does anyone have a harddrive compatability chart or can someone point me in the right direction as to what drives I can choose from? Thanks.

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Laptops hard drives are all the same, you just need to slide them into the hard drive caddy that your broken hd is in and it will work. I replaced my Inspiron's IBM drive with a Western Digital and have been happy with it. All four of the brands you've listed are fine.
Get at least a 5400 rpm drive and buy from newegg, they're about half the price of retail for laptop hard drives I've found.

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also make sure you get a drive that uses the same interface... if your laptop uses SATA hard drives, make SURE it is a SATA drive.
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