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Upgrade hard drive from 40GB to 160 or 320?

I'm about to have the 40GB hard drive in my IBM T30 2366 ThinkPad swapped out with a much higher GB drive. My plan was to replace it with a 320GB hard drive but I was told the 160GB is as high as that computer can take, that any higher will actually slow down the computer. Is this true? Is it a job i can do myself?

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A computer can handle any amount of Hard disk. The speed and performance of the computer depends upon the way you use it. It is possible to replace the harddisk by youself. Here is a guide : http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm

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