OT: Laptop HD

Rajinder Yadav devguy.ca-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Tue Nov 10 00:02:26 UTC 2009

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 12:59:16PM -0500, Rajinder Yadav wrote:
>> I got a Compaq Ppresario R4225CA laptop that I want to put in a larger 
>> hard drive. Does anyone know where I may be able to purchase one locally?
>> I pulled out the drive, and it's a Segate 100 GB AT Disk Drive, if I 
>> could buy something online I would buy it, but I don't know the dimension 
>> of this tiny thing.
>> Are all AT laptop drive the same size?
>> I am looking for a 500 GB HD
> Well if it is IDE (44pin connector) then check if it is a 9.5mm or 12mm
> thick drive.  Simply measuring it should tell.  A 12mm drive only fits
> in machines that take 12mm drives.  A 9.5mm fits in either a 9.5 or a
> 12mm bay.
> I know canada computers sells laptop drives, and probably other stores
> do too.
> For example:
> WD3200BEVE is a 320GB IDE from WD.  It is a 9.5mm drive.  Canada computers has those.
> I don't think anyone makes a 500GB IDE laptop drive.  I think only SATA
> for the new large sizes.  IDE is simply obsolete and only old models
> would use it, so the new drive models won't be coming out for IDE anymore.

Thanks Lennart, I managed to install a 320GB HD and install Linux without a 
hitch. As I posted already the old 100GB HD was turned into a mini portable USB 

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav


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