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Old 12-11-2005, 03:51 AM   #1
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hi im new to the forums and new to breaking laptops too so if i ask silly questions forgive....

My story - i have a compaq Presario R3000 Laptop and my hard drive just died : ( im about to buy a new one,but the guy at HP helpdesk said id have to buy a certain make and model and the guy at computer store said anyone would do! so ive come to ask you guys who im sure can provide a definitive answer on this,i know i need a 2.5"(no funny jokes ok!) but will any make model whatever do me?
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:56 AM   #2
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Yes, I believe the computer store guy too. Get this:

Fujitsu MHT2040AT 40GB 4200 RPM 2MB Cache Notebook Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822153012

It's a 4200RPM drive that should match what you have in there already. There is a 5400RPM hard drive available and it's faster, but at a higher cost.
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Well, i dont really know much about laptops, but, id just say, go with what the computer dude says. I mean he gets paied to do that kinda stuff, im sure hes right..
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that would be so perfect like the one i was looking at but im afraid of spending my money and then finding out ive blown my allowance on a hard drive that doesnt work!
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http://www.laptoplogic.com/reviews/detail.php?id=92

That's an awesome comparison article.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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Now what's up with all the different interfaces? I see ATA5, ATA6, ATA7, then there's the regular ATA100's. Is it like regular desktop hard drives in which they depict transfer rates? If so I wonder if they are backward compatible with each other? Be sure to double check what type of cable is used for your laptop hard drive or controller.
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I think about 99% of notebooks use ATA-100 interface. Very few are using SATA.
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Whoa ATA - SATA this is all over my head guys slow down!
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Yeah I would believe the computer guy also. And I say that because Im a computer guy also.

In the meantime heres a link that shows you how to replace your Hard Drive.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...lc=en&lang=en#
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All you need is to take the adaptor (If one) and just place it on your new one
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