Need help

By Edwin Phate ยท 4 replies
May 12, 2008
  1. Okay so Im gonna replace my gfs laptops hard drive but im not sure because this is the one she has now and it cost $400 DOLLARS! 60.0GB ATA-100 EIDE hard drive - 4,200 RPM, 2.5in form factor, 9.5mm height.....thats insane
    So I need to find something I can afford 150 dollars or less.

    This is what I am thinking to replace it with let me know if you guys think this is good and if it will work.

    or this one.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    No that's the manufactures fully tested one, that's why it's so expensive.

    Mind you any other compatible one will do!

    Someone else may be able to comment on the best priced HardDrive for your system.
    By the way what is your system exactly?
  3. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    well at the moment i use 3 computers regularly this old desktop from system max

    (1) Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    (1) AMD Athlon XP Processor 1700+ with QuantiSpeed Architecture
    (1) 256MB DDR266 PC2100 Non-ECC Memory (256MB x 1)
    (1) GA-7VTXE+ KT266A DDR Motherboard
    (1) 60GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
    (1) RCA cable 6' male to male
    (1) ATI Xpert 2000 Pro 32 MB 4X Graphics Card w/ TV Out
    (1) 250 Watt Power Supply
    (1) Lower Bezel
    (1) 24x10x40 CDRW Gray
    (1) 16x (max) DVD ROM Drive
    (1) 10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter
    (1) 56K (max) v.90 PCI WinModem
    (1) 104-Key PS/2 Keyboard
    (1) PS/2 Scroll Mouse
    (1) 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
    (1) Corel Wordperfect Office 2002 Professional
    (1) 50 Title Software Bundle
    (1) Earthlink CD
    (1) 8 Pin USB cable for the Gigabyte motherboard
    (1) Universal 6ft. Black Power Cable
    (1) CDROM Audio Cable
    (1) 18-inch Hard Drive Connector Cable
    (1) 14" 40P/40C 2DEV Flat IDE
    (1) 19" 1DEV Flat FDD Cable
    (1) Cyber Acoustic AC-100 Headset
    (1) ATX Chassis

    A dell at my moms house
    dimension 3000
    Windows Xp Home
    1gig Ram
    2.4 celeron
    Geforce 6200 oc bfg
    250 watt psu.

    And my gfs broken Hp laptop
    Hp Dv1040us
    1.4 centrino
    on board gfx
    dont know the psu on that one.

    From what ive read is that any Ata-100 or ata-6 will work for my gfs laptop as long as its the same form factor of 2.5 .

    I really want to get a new computer :(
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Likely yes, but I would really confirm by going to this thread:
    And clicking on the orange "Interact Online with HP" button
    This is a free service
    I've used it without even having a HP!

    Anyway after you load all the activeX; and I accepts; you'll be able to chat with HP and say "What HardDrive Can I put in this thing?" (or similar :) )
  5. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    Ive already spoken with them they really didnt tell me anything besides the 400 dollar one but im doing it again
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