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Upgrading Hard drive of Compaq Presario v3018TU

Can My Compaq Presario v3018TU notebook support 250gb hard drive?

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I am afraid you cannot use 250gb hard drive on the notebook. Check the following service manual for hard drive specifications and supported hard drives with part numbers:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035667.pdf

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