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cometflash

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, is the best I could think off.

My sister has a laptop in which the HD has failed. So she needs a new one.

I had a laptop a few years back, in which it broke, so I thought I would give the hard drive to her, but it does not fit to it. So I guess there are different sizes of HDs.

I would like to know what are my options to purchasing a new HD, or am I stuck having to buy the exactly same model?

Here are what I found about the drive the failed:

Toshiba MK1032GSX HDD2D30
100 GB 5400 rpm
16 MB of cache, a 12 ms access time, and a 12 ms seek time
SATA150 2.5"

Looking at the back of the laptop, this is the information I see that might help:

Toshiba Satellite U205-S5034
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Any other info, you might think I can provide for assistence let me know.

Thank you for your time.
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mpascal

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Any SATA 2.5" hard drive should work in your sister's laptop.
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So it doesn't matter how fast the driver is, or anything? As long as it is a 2.5 sata?
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Nope, the speed the drive runs at shouldn't matter. I would upgrade to something similar in speed in case the laptop is short on power. Faster drives require more power, so I would stick to a 5400 RPM hard drive to be safe.
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Something like this would be ok then?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...SAT...:1|294:50
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Yep should work fine.
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