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hard disk replacing with substitute

By lmfinniii
Jul 13, 2007
  1. Toshiba MK1031GAS dying; can MK1032GSX replace it in a Compaq laptop? This is my first post & my first attempt at being a technician!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Pay attention to the interface type (IDE or SATA) and the drive speed. If the old drive speed was a 5400, the new drive should be 5400 and so on. The MK1032GSX should work. It is 5400, and the old drive was 4200. In this case you should be ok with the speed increase hopefully
     
  3. lmfinniii

    lmfinniii TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sounds right to me, but what do I know!

    Thanks for the info. I looked at the possible replacement; it is "Serial ATA," & both have the same size (2.5 inches). I will give it a try. If you do not hear from me, it worked. Thanks, again.
     
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