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Old 04-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Upgrading laptop hard drive..

I want to upgrade my Gateway MX3702's hard drive (the current size is only 45-50 GB).

Here's a link to the laptop's specs:
Gateway Support - MX3702 Notebook Specifications

My question is, how do I figure out what kind of hard drive and how large (in GB) a hard drive my laptop can handle?

My laptop has the 1.6 GB processor it came with, but I've upgraded the RAM to 2 GB.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Upgrading laptop hard drive..

It's a standard 2.5 inch laptop hard drive and you can get it in any capacity you wish. Just make sure it's a PATA hard drive.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
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The highest possible HDD I've seen would be 320GB:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVE 320GB 5400 RPM 2.5" PATA Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Reason why you can't use higher size HDDs is because you need an IDE drive. There possibly could be higher, but that's the highest I've found on Newegg.
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thanks for the quick responses dudes.
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