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Will a Travelstart 7K60 (60 GB 7200RPM) work in an R31

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Timmy, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Timmy

    Timmy Guest

    I have an R31 with a standard 20 GB 4200 RPM HD. I'm now doing a lot
    of database work and would like a better performance drive for this
    machine. Does anyone know if the Hitachi Travelstart 7K60
    (HTS726060M9AT00) will work in my R31? Is it a straight swap or would
    I have to put it in one of those HD in the CD bay things?

    Timmy, Nov 7, 2003
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  2. Timmy

    JHEM Guest

    Yes it will fit and yes it's a straight swap.


    JHEM, Nov 7, 2003
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  3. Timmy

    Timmy Guest

    Excellent. I see the drive is the same 9.5 mm. How do you know that
    the bios will accept such a drive? I cannot find any information about
    this on IBM's Web site!

    Cheers for your help...
    Timmy, Nov 7, 2003
  4. Timmy

    JHEM Guest

    Basically, one takes it as a given. While the HDs are tested for
    compatibility on older systems, one has to assume that a one year old system
    will have no difficulty with the newer HDs.


    If my now "ancient" 600s and 770s can swallow this HD, the R31 will have no


    JHEM, Nov 8, 2003
  5. Timmy

    Timmy Guest

    Ah yes, I see it has been tested with very old notebooks! My R31 is
    less than a year old so it will *probably* have no difficulties! Cool
    I will be buy one now! Thanks.
    Timmy, Nov 8, 2003
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