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i need to know which hard drive i need

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by gram, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. gram

    gram Guest

    hi...my acer aspire 1355xc hard drive just broke ...which is bad as i
    have to take the whole laptop apart to get to it....im going to go on
    ebay and upgrade to a 60gb as i have to change it.......ive been told
    its a 2.5" ide 100....is that all i need to know...will they all fit
    as long as it is an ide100....i have no idea about this....any help
    greatly appriciated...has anyone replaced one on an acer
    gram, Feb 8, 2007
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  2. Pretty much all you need to know is 2.5" and IDE (vs. SATA). Everything
    else should be compatible. Before you buy on E-Bay, check out Newegg
    and the other major computer dealers. On a hard drive, the warranty can
    be an important factor, and you won't get on on E-Bay.
    Barry Watzman, Feb 8, 2007
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  3. gram

    Phil Sherman Guest

    Measure the drive thickness. Older (thicker) systems have 12.5mm high
    drives while newer (thinner) systems are now using 9.5mm drives.

    ie. My T40 uses a 9.5mm drive while my T21 uses 12.5mm drives.

    Phil Sherman
    Phil Sherman, Feb 8, 2007
  4. Very few laptops can't take a 12.5mm drive, even if they came with a
    thinner drive. And, as you note, the new drives are all thinner.
    Barry Watzman, Feb 9, 2007
  5. gram

    paulmd Guest

    It's a standard off the shelf part. One concern is that you don't wind
    up with an ancient laptop hard drive that won't fit in your machine.
    But it should not be an issue in the capacity you're looking for.
    paulmd, Feb 9, 2007
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