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Bantu
13-02-2009, 12:23 PM
IBM Thinkpad R51

I think it takes an IDE Hard Drive.

I have no idea if IDE Hard Drives are all interchangable but I am assuming so.
Currently a 60Gb Hard Drive in it, I was wondering if likes of http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=345645 would be ok in it.

I have pulled plenty of PC's to bits and built them but never ventured inside a Laptop so don't know a lot about them.

Yes, the R51 is old but it needs to hang on in there for a while longer yet before I replace it.

utopian201
13-02-2009, 01:33 PM
Is there a plate at the back which you can remove to access the hard drive? Laptop hard drives are considered user replaceable.

I know all SATA notebook hard drives are identical, so they can be swapped with ease.

pctek
13-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Undo the panel underneath and remove the existing drive - its normally marked with a little drive symbol.

ANy 2.5" HDD will do - just make sure if yours is IDE that you buy IDE.
Western Digital would be my recommendation.

Bantu
13-02-2009, 02:35 PM
thank you all.
Yes it is IDE, and no I am not a fan of WD.
But now I know they fit that is great.
Yep one small screw and it is out, I can hook it up to my PC to transfer the data plus IBM recover partition.

Bantu
14-02-2009, 07:34 AM
Thank you bjzyxty for that exceptionally helpful information.

I am sure your mother would be proud of you spamming like that.

Myth
14-02-2009, 08:41 AM
bjzyxty: it usually helps if you spam in the common language of the target forum :illogical


ANy 2.5" HDD will do - just make sure if yours is IDE that you buy IDE.
Western Digital would be my recommendation.WD now?? Why the change from Seagate?