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Will Samsung HN-M101MBB hard drive work in Acer Aspire 5536

By ejames82
Oct 27, 2012
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  1. Hello,

    about 3 weeks ago, my wifes acer aspire 5536 laptop showed an unwelcomed 'operating system not found' on the screen. I have since removed the cover and felt and listened to the hard drive and it is definitely not even spinning up. either that, or it's the most calm, quiet hard drive ever. I think the hard drive failed.

    I am considering purchasing the hard drive listed below for this acer aspire 5536 computer. will this hard drive work in this computer? I don't want to make the mistake of purchasing it and find out it doesn't work because it's too much capacity or LBA addressing is incorrect or some other reason. the expert advice I request is most appreciated.


    here's links to newegg and info about the hard drive.

    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemai...MC-IGNEFL102612-_-EMC-102612-Index-_-E0-_-All

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...02612-Index-_-LaptopHardDrives-_-22152291-L0O

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Basically, it depends on what version of Windows you are running and make sure that the laptop has a SATA or PATA connection...
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    SATA II sounds like what you have in there now. You would usually match the specs on the current HDD 2.5. ACER reads you can use from 160GB to 500GB in that unit.

    Hard Disk:320 GB SATA HDD did yours come with the 320GB SATA HDD. Shutdown the system load the bios F2 look at your screen for the bootup or access to the BIOS Setup and see which model of HDD is in there. Take down the specs model number type that into Google or Yahoo or Bing. Then match that specs to the HDD you want to get.
     
  4. ejames82

    ejames82 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 145

  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    That will do fine...:)
     


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