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Default Will this hard drive work with my 10v? - 12-17-2010, 08:09 AM

The original hard drive that came in my mini 10v is giving me cyclic redundancy check errors so I decided it was time to buy a new hard drive. From reading through threads on this forum, I understand that the ideal hard drive for a mini 10v is 2.5" 5400rpm sata.

I found a 500gb hard drive on amazon for $53 and that sounded like it was really good deal for a Western Digital drive. Before I dropped the cash, I just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing something and that the drive is compatible with my mini 10v.

The drive I was looking at can be found here: <>

If it isn't compatible I would love to know why, I don't really have a good understanding of hardware and would like to change that.
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Default 12-17-2010, 01:32 PM

I think virtually all 2.5" SATA drives should work in the 10v. Hard drive, SSD, 5400rpm or 7200rpm.

The only exceptions I know of are the super-capacity, taller 12.5mm drives, and WD Velociraptors (not intended for laptops in the first place). The normal capacity (9.5mm tall) drive you're looking at should not be a problem.

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Default 12-18-2010, 02:05 AM

Thank you for the reply! I just ordered the hard drive, hopefully it'll be a nice improvement to go along with my ram upgrade.
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