04-15-2009 11:04 AM
My understanding is that my hard drive is a 60 GB IDE drive. I would like to replace it with a larger drive. Do they still make drives that are compatible with this computer? What about the physical size (2.5", 3.5", etc), RPM (5400, 7200, etc)? The HP on-line chat support session told me that a SATA drive will work fine, and I ordered one. But a knowledgable friend told me I was given the wrong information and that I wasted my money on this SATA drive.
What hard drive would make a good upgrade for this computer?
04-15-2009 12:24 PM
12-12-2010 08:54 PM
Mine has a 2.5" - 80GB SATA drive. You should be able to replace it with any 2.5" SATA drive.
Once you open the HD panel on the bottom of the machine, there is a metal holder with a black plastic tab. Pull up on the tab then out to remove. Four side screws releases the hard drive. Place new drive and replace screws.
There is a plastic adapter connected to the pins on the end of the old drive. Pull that off and use it on the new drive.
Restore you volume from backup and enjoy.
BTW - If you have iTunes on this computer, don't forget to deauthorize it before you shut down.
02-02-2011 03:32 PM
My dv1000 laptop hard drive broke when I dropped it running. It was a 60gb ide 2.5" drive.
Using my manufacturer's recovery disks to install the operating system how big of an upgrade hard drive(in terms of gigabites) can one install without out running into complications? Only 60gb? 120gb? Bigger?