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Acer Aspire Hard Drive failure

I need to replace the Western Digital WD800UE-22HCTO Hard drive in my Acer Aspire 1642zWMLi laptop but can't obtain one (out of Stock!!)
Is a WD800BEVE compatible as a replacement?
It appears to be an identical spec from the Scorpio Blue range but with increased cache size to 8mb.
Thanks, Mal

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Any laptop Hdd will work as long as you know whether it is SATA or IDE.
The casing around the Hard drive will be different, but can easily be put onto the new drive, but be careful of static and dont drop it

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