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Old 09-12-2005, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default want to upgrade from broken hard drive on laptop

I posted on here a while back about problems with my sony vaio laptop. I have taken the harddrive out and want to upgrade. The harddrive i have now has the following written on it:
5V 500mA
15.00 GB ATA/IDE
(and under the barcode it has the number 07N4389H318980s16)

I want to replace the harddrive with something that will give me 256 Mb RAM(the main program im running will require this). I think I only had 126 before. How do i find out what is compatible, or what are my options. Im not looking for top of the line.....just something that has the stats and works. thanks.

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Old 09-12-2005, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dont know why the smiley face came up after the model.....anyways the first letter is a "d"

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Old 09-12-2005, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well.....i just realized that hard drive and memory are seperate and im gonna get a 256 MB ram chip to put into my spare SO DIMM. I guess Ill go to best buy for that, but still need to know how I find out for sure which aftermarket hard drive actually work in my laptop. Dont wanna buy something that doesnt go in.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All of the 2.5" HD for laptop are compatible with 99% of the models out there. Once I ran into toshiba notebook that could not take a Hitachi HD, due to design issues.
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