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Want To Replacing My Toshiba A10-S330 Hard Disk

I want to replace my hard disk notebook with much bigger capacity, for now, I had a 40GB.

But, I didn't know what is the biggest maximum hard disk capacity of Toshiba A10-S330 bios and motherboard.

Any answer?

Thanks
Irfan

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  • irfantea Dec 12, 2007

    Hi Benimur,

    I already check my hard disk, and the consumption rating is same as your image, its DC+5V, 0.7A.

    Thus, I will use this consumption rating as my clue to choose a new hard disk.

    So, my assumption is that I can use any hard disk capacity bigger than 40GB, if the maximum power consumption is DC+5V, 0.7A.

    Is that right?

    Thanks
    Irfan

    PS. My plan is to buy 120GB or 160GB hard disk.

  • machinakias Feb 18, 2008

    hi there! i have the almost the same problem...the thing is how to replace the hard disk....??? which screws are right to uninstall the disk? thanx in advice.!

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Hi,

Normally you can upgrade to a new hard disk to the next bigger size, so from 40 Gb, then perhaps a 60 or even an 80 would work. Even if the BIOS/motherboard would not recognized the new size, Windows XP would and be able to access it.

However, I don't think that the size should really be the main concern. I think that your selection should be based primarily on the power consumption. Most laptops have a preset power distributed to its devices. If you are going to use a bigger size HD with a bigger power consumption, Windows (or even your BIOS) might recognize it but the power distribution might be over worked.

My suggestion would then be go to the next size but keep in mind the power rating/consumption of the old when selecting.

I am enclosing an image of my laptop's HD. Pls note the rating DC+5V 0.7A for this 60Gb HD. The 0.7A is its current consumption/rating.

Want To Replacing My Toshiba A10-S330 Hard Disk - 851b184.jpg

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things worked out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Dec 13, 2007

    Hi again,

    As LaptopRepair posted, anything should work.

    Cheers.

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