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    Default Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    I'm wondering if this hard drive would fit in and be compatible with my laptop:

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=684

    I'm not sure if this 12mm, 2.5 inch drive would fit in it or be compatible with it. I plan to purchase this one if it is indeed compatible and will fit.

    Otherwise, if not, then can someone recommend another internal 750 GB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 MB Cache 5200 or 5400 hard drive for me that is just as good quality as Western Digital? Must be compatible and fit.

    Thanks and much appreciation in advance.

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    Default Re: Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    Hmm... Can no one help?

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    Default Re: Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    No won't fit. The WD 640GB 5400RPM does though and it has quicker seek time thna the 750 because the 640 is only 2 platters instead of 3.
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    Default Re: Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    Would leaving the hatch open solve the problem if I wanted to get it to fit?

    I may take you up on your recommendation, otherwise.

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    Default Re: Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    It might, but is it really worth the extra 110 GB? Besides the 640 will be faster since it only has 2 platters instead of 3 like the 750.

    For the extra ~110GB use an external USB HDD enclosure and stick what you have in there now.
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    Default Re: Would this hard drive be compatible with a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR?

    Well, I didn't need the extra space. I just planned two have two operating systems on it plus a lot of Windows games on it, such as Diablo II and etc. Planning to dual-boot Windows and Linux on it.

    Linux would be the one I use the most with Windows being for games only.

    So no, I guess I didn't really need the extra 110.

    I settled for the 640 as recommended since it actually fits and is better priced.

    Thanks a lot, sir.

 

 

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