Upgrade HD on Toshiba satellite 5205

Onemt

Onemt

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#1
I have Toshiba satellite 5205 s703, I want to upgrade the HD to the Hitachi travelstar E7K100 100GB ATA-6 7200rpm. Can anyone tell me if my machine will support this device, do I need to find a BIOS upgrade too??

Any help really appreciated.
thnx
 
Onemt

Onemt

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Toshiba laptop HD upgrade

thanks for that because Toshiba don't want to say anything, nor do the service center guys, they are all afraid. I can go ahead and order it, someone had said that the BIOS might not support it and there was a question about the heat generated?

Thanks again.
 
ThreeOnTheTree

ThreeOnTheTree

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Yeah, they don't like to let you open your system. It's understandable, since many people probably don't know what they are doing, break something, then try to make a warranty claim.

The drive should work, but you might consider a 5400rpm drive instead. The 7200rpm notebook drives do get quite hot, and they are a bigger drain on battery life. 5400rpm drives are pretty efficient and are reasonably fast for a notebook drive.
 

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