IBM Notebooks only compatible with IBM HDD??

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  1. MyMy

    MyMy Newbie

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    Hello everyone,


    great site. I have a quick question - are the IBM notebooks only compatible with IBM / Hitachi HDD's? Cuze I'm trying to install Fujitsu 60GB hard drive in both T50 or X31 - no luck. In one case it doesn't book from it, in the X31 case it dosn't boot, and when I try to reinstall the system it simple BSOD. Please advise. Thanks!


    UPDATE: SORRY EVERYONE - FOUND THE PROB. I have had to update the HDD firmware and everything work now! :buyIBM:
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    Was going to jump in with any drive should work, but you got it fixed, good work.
     
  3. MrDisco

    MrDisco Notebook Enthusiast

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    fyi - i work with IBM laptops extensively and found a compatibility issue with the new Seagate 40gb drives and the IBM T series. Fujitsu works flawlessly however.
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Sometimes you an upgrade/downgrade BIOS to make it work.
     
  5. vk60402

    vk60402 Notebook Guru

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    Per IBM tech support, you should stick with Hitachi or Fujitsu harddrives.

    I had to learn the hardway, after trying to instal Samsung 80G hard drive on my thinkpad R40
     
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    skysailor Newbie

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    how do u update the HDD firmware ? i want to have a try . :base: IBM
     
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