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FireLite FWFL40 - need to upgrade the HD

I want/need to upgrade the HD in my 3 year-old FireLite 40Gb and I would appreciate input on:- a) what type(s) of drive(s) are compatible (I realise they need to be 2.5inch) - it has been suggested that only Toshibas products can be fitted? b) is there a maximum capacity limit for such an upgrade? Any help hugely appreciated.

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Hi, Your basically correct, the only requirement is to physically fit the enclosure (2.5inch), other than that, hard disk capacity is a matter of your personal preference/need; Toshiba is one of the better brands. Others are Seagate, Maxtor to name a few. I guess it's a matter of who can provide better after sales support. Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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