Question about Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook
Well, you can use any laptop 2,5" inches hard drive with the same connector(SATA or IDE). Brand means nothing.
it just needs to meet the height(thickness) requirements to fit in the little cradle that holds the drive in place in the chassis
this number can go from 8,5 mm to 12.5mm I suggest you find one the same size of your old one for better compatibility though a smalled drive will definitely fit with no problem(but might vibrate or rattle a little bit).
the swap process is very easy and can be done by anyone with a little patience.
usually any laptop has one or more little doors secured with a screw on bottom of the chassis. locate the one that covers he hard drive and open it. the hard drive will be laying under it inside a metal cradle to secure it in place. you need to remove the screws and then slide out properly the cradle. then replace the drive and follow all the steps backwards.
I suggest you do this only if your warranty has expired or if it does not cover the hard disk drive.
Remember than faster the drive spins faster is its operation, I suggest 5400rpm though these days 7200 rpm drives got quite reliable. HDD is a cheap component for about 60-70$ you can get a 250-300 GB one...
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
They're VERY easy to replace.
Looks like it's on the bottom left according to this picture.
Just remove the screws on the cover and then swap the hard drives.
Let me know if you need any more help.
Best of luck!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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