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The trick is to find the old style PATA laptop drives, or at least one that is larger than what is currently in my system.

As for doing swapping of parts, my oldest laptop I currently have requires you to remove the keyboard to access things like the memory module. I bought two 1GB mods. and I had to give up replacing one since it was under the keyboard and the instructions given my the manual to access parts below the keyboard was totally wrong and does not work at all. So I must keep the 256MB in that one and forget about getting two mods. installed. The drive was in too tight to remove safely. At least the Optical drive was only two screws, since I have had to replace it twice during the warranty time.

I know one Win7 laptop my friend has that used two drives to give him more space than other systems have. I would love to replace my oldest laptop's drive larger than the current 80GB and my dual booting one needs a larger one than the 160GB drive. Having Win7 and Ubuntu 12.10.MATE on one small drive, does not leave much room for larger data files. I rather not buy an external mobile drive that was made to be used with laptops. I rather not have to make sure that an external one is hauled around in a bag with the laptop, packing and unpacking, etc.. It would be much safer to have the data internally to the system.

On 01/22/2013 03:16 PM, Girvin R. Herr wrote:
Not always true. My HP laptop, admittedly old, has a hard drive that can be removed fairly easily with a screwdriver. The trick is to have a spare drive and mounting frame to install.
Girvin Herr

webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

That unplugging does not work when you deal with a laptop though.


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