Laptop HD's = Same form factor?

zodiac949

Distinguished
Apr 8, 2009
11
0
18,560
3
I recently removed my failed Toshiba M1646GSX 160GB sata drive from my Toshiba Sattelite A215-S5818 laptop, and was wondering if laptop drives follow the same form factor.

I've been looking at a few good replacements, but I'm just not quite sure about size.


My failed HD specs...
http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=StorageSolutions/2.5-inchHardDiskDrives/MK1646GSX/MK1646GSXSpecifications



Possible replacements...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152237


Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136280


Fujitsu MBD2147RC 147GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SAS 6Gb/s Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822116176




Thanks in advance,

zodiac.
 

buwish

Splendid
Moderator
Yep, most laptops have a 2.5" drive in them, so the ones you found should fit just fine. Out of the ones you mentioned, stay away from the Fujitsu, as it is an enterprise drive with SAS interface, not SATA, i.e. it won't work with your laptop. The other two should work just fine. Personally, I'd go with the Samsung drive in terms of reliability.
 

buwish

Splendid
Moderator
Yep, most laptops have a 2.5" drive in them, so the ones you found should fit just fine. Out of the ones you mentioned, stay away from the Fujitsu, as it is an enterprise drive with SAS interface, not SATA, i.e. it won't work with your laptop. The other two should work just fine. Personally, I'd go with the Samsung drive in terms of reliability.
 

zodiac949

Distinguished
Apr 8, 2009
11
0
18,560
3



Thanks, I really appreciate it :)

Happy Holidays!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
S Laptop Tech Support 0
E Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 7
R Laptop Tech Support 5
6 Laptop Tech Support 2
Evgeny_P Laptop Tech Support 3
vlahos Laptop Tech Support 0
F1yingSquid Laptop Tech Support 4
serenityzero Laptop Tech Support 4
Madhan1 Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 1
K Laptop Tech Support 0
spartanunit117 Laptop Tech Support 2
A Laptop Tech Support 7
I Laptop Tech Support 2
K Laptop Tech Support 4
S Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 2
G Laptop Tech Support 11

ASK THE COMMUNITY