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What hard drive can I upgrade my old 450ROG with?

I bought a brand new Gateway 450ROG notebook back in 2003. I've actually had very few problems with it until just recently...5 years later. My hard drive needs replaced...I'm just getting the "R.I.P" clicking sound when turning the computer on. I unplugged the computer and removed the battery pack, then I removed the hard drive. The original HD is a Hitachi Travelstar model# IC25N030ATMR04. Basically, it's 2.5, ATA-6 (I think), 4200 RPM, 30GB. What can I buy that will be compatible with my 450ROG if I'm hoping to spend $75 or less?

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  • dbayliss Apr 16, 2009

    HDD has failed. Would like to replace and keep laptop if possible but replacement HDD for 450rog seems difficult! I will try ebay i guess.

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Sure you can. You can get your hdd on ebay at very reasonable prices and new.

Here you have one of 80GB new at $ 60 free shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Hitachi-Laptop-Notebook-80GB-2-5-Hard-Drive-IDE_W0QQitemZ320309086044QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320309086044&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14


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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Oct 15, 2008

    This is and IDE hard drive, i dont believe that your HDD could be SATA due the age of your Laptop, but just in case check first that info before to buy it.

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