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Will a 500GB hard drive work in a 250 GB slot on laptop without having to change partitions or anything

250 GB WD Scorpio Blue hard drive needs replacing on wife's emachine E442-V133 laptop...thinking about buying WD SCORPIO BLUE 500 GB...is there any changes to partitions to upgrade, if so how to do it...

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You did not mention which operating system you are using. Almost every operating system has partition manager utility. you can use any other utility by downloading from net. just search google.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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    Keith Pike Jan 23, 2013

    OS is Windows 7...laptop is emachine E442-V133...hard drive in laptop is a 250GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue which is bad, wanting to buy/upgrade with a 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue

  • software_ss Jan 24, 2013

    You can upgrade without any problem. but make sure your previous 250gb hard dirve have no conectivity problems with motherboard of the laptop, or the drive is really bad.

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Leave it unplugged for a minute or so and see if it boots up.
Check the Power supply if it still works.

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First check if your WD is running (spinning), no matter if the blue light is on. Can you hear it close with your ear, or feel vibrations on your hand when it starts.

If it runs, then check/replace the USB cable you are using with another.
Check the Power supply if it gives necessary power.


If you are familliar with disassembling/assembling, then open and remove the HDD from the box and try to connect the disc directly to your PC (using another HDD Data/Power cables).

If it runs, and you can acces it, then something is wrong with the Box.

If it doesn't, then the HDD is broken or damaged.

Please note that if your device is under warranty, DO NOT open the box ! Contact your seller for service/replacement instructions.

Regards.

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