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adelgadom
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Maximum HD disk size on NW8440

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Hi,

 

I'd like to replace my HD on a NW8440 laptop.

 

Does anybody know the max capacity it supports?

 

I'd ilke to know if someone has used a disk greater than 120 Gb.

 

Thanks,

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banhien
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Hi,

 

Based on this, it uses SATA controller therefore you can get up to current available on the maket.Update BIOS and up you go.Check from this site.

 

Good luck.

 

 

BH
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The first think i did, was to check for the specs of this model.

 

I know it uses SATA disks, and is supposed only to use:

 

60 Gb, 80 Gb, 100 Gband 120 Gb 5400 rpm SATA as well as 80 Gb, 100 GB 7200 rpm SATA.

 

But how to know if it can use 200Gb or 500 Gb SATA disks?

 

I can't buy and try.

 

This is my doubt, and would like that anybody with this laptop had already checked it pos it.

 

 

 

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Hi:

 

You may have a better chance of getttng the answer you are looking for by posting your question on the HP Business Support Forum, since your notebook is a business workstation (nw) notebook.

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-Compaq-Slate/bd-p/bsc-274

 

Unfortunately, I don't have a guaranteed answer for you. I have many HP business notebooks including the nc6400, which has the same chipset as yours, but mine only has a 60 GB HDD in it.

 

If I had to take a life or death guess, I would say you could install a 250 GB SATA II 7,200 RPM HDD w/o issues.

 

Paul

 

 

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I do not have that exact model but have installed larger than 120 gig drives on close cousins with same (Intel 945PM) chipset without issue. True SATA interface has no practical size limit. All HP laptops using SATA hard drives with Intel processors use a true SATA interface. A few earlier AMD laptops that use SATA drives actually have a "fake" SATA interface that is at heart an IDE interface. Even those interfaces allow Large Block addressing and can use larger drives.

 

The specs on that model do say it allows up to a 120 gig drive but that is because that was then the biggest available.

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