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I would like to know if i can put a Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal Hard Drive on a laptop? Thanks in advance.

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Hello,
The answer is yes, if your BIOS will support a 500 G/B drive.
If you were running a 5400 and want to jump up to a 7200 NO PROBLEM.
If your BIOS supports SATA1 and 2.
You may have to use Disk Manager to setup the drive before hand.

Example, I am running a ASUS high speed M/B at home which only supports SATA1 and does not support SATA 2 drives.
The Speed in which I wanted was 100mb/sec
I had to negotiate down to half that.
It is fast for a SATA but not SATA2 fast.

Good luck, Check the specs. on your laptop and see what it will handle.

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