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Toshiba satellite pro A60

Hard drive completeley gone. Cannot enter bios to reformat, recovery disk will not work and can undertake any drive fitness tests. If I replace the HDD is there a maximum capacity of HDD that I can put in the machine

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Re: toshiba satellite pro A60

No - have just put 120gig in my sons & its running at 5400rpm - slightly worse battery life -but much quicker !

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