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Compaq presario 1580AP - Hard drive upgrade

Guys,

I wish to upgarde the hard drive of my Compaq Presario notebook. Currently, it is equipped with 40GB and I wish to upgarde it to 80GB.

I tried searching many websites but could not find any information on hard disk upgarde for this model. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
upgarde_newbee

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Buy an enclosure and try Acronis Trueimage

1) I would buy a cheap 2.5 inch hard disk enclosure (newegg.com has a lot of cheap ones) and put your new laptop drive in there.
2) Download Acronis Trueimage (do a google search). This enables you to backup the old contents of the drive to your hard disc enclosure (very easy to use - the trial version has a 2 week limitation but no functionality limitation)
3) Swap out the old drive and put in the new one
Should work. That's what I did and it was pretty painless

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If you're looking for an approved upgrade . . .

I understood that your question was you couldn't find a suitable drive to put in there because you couldn't find one that said it was compatible with your computer.

The simple answer is, if your computer is new enough to have a 40GB drive, then your computer can handle any 2.5" notebook hard drive that you could buy at any retailer such as http://www.newegg.com

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