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Replace toshiba satellite m40x (z008) 60GB toshiba HD with a Samsung HM160JC 160GB HD

I want to replace toshiba satellite m40x (z008) 60GB toshiba HD with a Samsung HM160JC 160GB HD (5400 ide 2.5")
- are there any specific install instructions available for my m40x ?
- are there any specific things I should be careful with in trying to undertake this replacement?
- will the m40x unit or BIOS cope with the huge data size upgrade?

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  • speedy123 Dec 15, 2007

    They are both IDE and I want to replace one with the other.

    At what stage will I be required to give a "password lock" - (boot up, in the BIOS) ?



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Both HDs must be either sata or ide and each one must not have a password lock.

good luck

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