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HP ZV5000 series notebook HD needs replacing

I need some help please. I have a HP ZV5316US notebook just under 3 yrs old. it kept crashing on me and so I took it to geeksquad at best buys to be tested. They told me that the HD needs replacing. I called HP last week and they said that the 60 & 80 Hd are on back order and so they said they could only sell me a new 40 HD at present unless I wanted to wait. When I received the 40 HD yesterday it had been used and so I sent it back. The HD I am replacing is a Toshiba MK6026GAX. Is there anywhere else I can buy one of these from or can I put in a different type from the Toshiba. Any suggestions please.

Btw - Geeksquad were pretty slow and even left their diagnostic disk in my machine.
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you can use any 2.5 notebook drive, the one you had is discontinued but there are a ton of 60, 80 and even higher GB drives out there cheap

Take a look here, I have bought several laptop drives from them

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...op-Hard-Drives
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I replaced the 80GB 4200RPM HDD that came on my Compaq Presario laptop with a 100GB 7200RPM Hitachi HDD. No more laptop speed issues after that ;) Seriously.......just go out and buy any 2.5" drive you want. I preferred a 7200RPM drive that puts most desktop 7200RPM drives to shame. It eats the battery a bit quicker however.



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Yes, all 2.5" drives are interchangeable. Just make sure if it's an IDE drive, you get another IDE drive, and not SATA.

Also, keep the receipt. I wouldn't trust a geeksquad diagnosis any more than I'd trust a gamespot review.
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Also, keep the receipt. I wouldn't trust a geeksquad diagnosis any more than I'd trust a gamespot review.
I agree with you on Geek Squad, but is there something wrong with Gamespot reviews? I trust IGN more, but sometimes I read Gamespot. I'd say a better analogy is comparing Geek Squad to CNET Car reviews.........they think the Ford Focus is a great car just because of the Microsoft Sync. HAHAHAHA!!!



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Yes, all 2.5" drives are interchangeable. Just make sure if it's an IDE drive, you get another IDE drive, and not SATA.

Also, keep the receipt. I wouldn't trust a geeksquad diagnosis any more than I'd trust a gamespot review.
Don't let Geek Squad touch your machine. I've made a lot of money off of Geek Squad's, "less than qualified" diagnosis attempts.
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Yes, all 2.5" drives are interchangeable. Just make sure if it's an IDE drive, you get another IDE drive, and not SATA.

Also, keep the receipt. I wouldn't trust a geeksquad diagnosis any more than I'd trust a gamespot review.
How do I know if mine is an IDE drive or SATA drive?
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How do I know if mine is an IDE drive or SATA drive?
Yours is an IDE 2.5" notebook drive
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Yours is an IDE 2.5" notebook drive
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