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Purchasing a new laptop HD

by model400747 / February 27, 2007 7:12 AM PST

Hi, I own a Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1553 that has a 30GB HD already installed. I'm planning on purchasing a new HD that is larger from newegg. My ultimate priority feature for the new HD is reliability however, I would like to get a good deal also. I've heard good and bad stories about different HD brands and I'm not sure who and what to believe. A couple good things I've heard is that the Hitachi, Western Digital, and Seagate are all reliable brands. I know that Seagate has a 5 year warranty too. I haven't shopped for a laptop HD before and I just would like to make the best choice that I can. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in Advance!
Windell

Several models I've been looking at are:
Hitachi:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145116
Seagate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148130
Western Digital:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136007

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Two thoughts. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 27, 2007 9:10 AM PST

How do you plan to migrate your OS?

Are you sure these drives are compatible with Toshiba?

At first glance, each is a good buy. Let your pocketbook be your guide.

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Reply: Two thoughts...
by model400747 / February 27, 2007 11:36 AM PST
In reply to: Two thoughts. . .

Hi Coryphaeus, Thanks for your reply. I have Norton Ghost that backsup my current HD. I was planning on using the recovery disk with Norton Ghost to write my old HD image onto the new. As far as compatibility is concerned...I haven't checked into that yet. I'll certainly take a closer look at that. Thanks!

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