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All you need to know about how to upgrade laptop hard drive

Laptop hard drives are generally available in two thickness: 9.5 mm (slim type) and 12.5 mm. All the drives listed here are slim type which means they fit in 99% of the laptops. But some very old laptops (such as 486 or earlier) might not support big capacity hard drive, in that case you can try to upgrade the BIOS from manufacturer's website, or use special software to cheat the BIOS.

Laptop hard drives are easily upgradable with other hard drives but attention must be paid to the thickness of the laptop hard drive, as thick hard drive (12.5 mm or thicker ) might not be able to fit inside the laptop, especially those super slim laptops.

laptop hard driveYou do not need to match the brand of the hard drive to the brand of laptop hard drive, actually it is quite normal that you may find an IBM hard drive in a Dell laptop or a Toshiba hard drive in a Sony laptop, the only thing matters is the thickness of the laptop hard drive. But do note that some very old laptops do not support big capacity laptop hard drive that we are selling here.

laptop hard drive is also called as laptop hard disk drive, laptop HDD, notebook hard drive, 2.5" hard drive, IDE hard drive, ATA hard drive.

The following laptop hard drives are all slim line (thickness: 9.5 mm), and ATA-2/3/4/5 interface, will fit most of the laptops. The laptop hard drive listed here are used unless specified otherwise, but they are all carefully tested with Norton Disk Doctor and Windows Scandisk, and they are all found to be in sound working condition and no bad sectors.

Capacity
Model
Technical details
10 GB

IBM Travelstar

DJSA-210

£ 39.98

Average Seek Time 12 ms
Data Transfer Rate 66.6MB/s (UDMA)
Data Buffer 512 kB
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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12GB

IBM Travelstar

DARA-212000

£ 44.98
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Data Transfer Rate 66.6MB/s (UDMA)
Data Buffer 512 kB
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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20GB

IBM Travelstar

DJSA-220

£ 58.98
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Data Transfer Rate 66.6MB/s (UDMA)
Data Buffer 512 kB
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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10 GB Hitachi
DK23BA-10
£ 44.98
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Internal Transfer Rate 14.1 - 24.8 MB/s
Interface Transfer Rate 16.6 MB/s max.(PIO Mode 4, Multiword DMA Mode 2) /66.6 MB/s (Ultra DMA 4)
Data Buffer 512 kB (R/W segmented cache)
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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20 GB Hitachi
DK23BA-20
£ 59.98
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Internal Transfer Rate 14.1 - 24.8 MB/s
Interface Transfer Rate 16.6 MB/s max.
(PIO Mode 4, Multiword DMA Mode 2)
/66.6 MB/s (Ultra DMA 4)
Data Buffer 2048 kB (R/W segmented cache)
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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40 GB

New Toshiba
MK4018GAP
£ 99.98) Out of stock

Average Seek Time 13 ms
Data Transfer Rate Max transfer rate to host 100MB/sec
Data Buffer 2048 kB (R/W segmented cache)
Rotational Speed 4,200 rpm

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USB laptop hard drive enclosureRead here if you are upgrading laptop hard drive:

Upgrade laptop hard drive is actually quite easy. If you are willing to travel to our office in Nottingham, we can upgrade the hard drive for you free of cost.

Do you know you can covert your old laptop hard drive into a pocket hard drive? Just buy our USB laptop hard drive enclosures, and insert the hard drive inside, it can not be easier! Click here for more details . . .

Warranty /Support:

All laptop hard drives are sold with 1 year warranty, return to base.

Free technical support is exclusively to our customers only. If you purchase same products from other dealer, technical support is available but at your cost.

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