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Well there should be an cover on the back if the laptop witch you can remove and the hard drive just slips rite out and then you out the slpi the new one in

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Hard disk drive buying tips and help Each IBM computer has the availability for a maximum of four IDE devices, ... To install a SCSI hard disk drive you must have a SCSI card and an available

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SOURCE: reinstalling windows xp on a new hard drive - Thinkpad t30

You can go about this 2 ways.
First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go.
Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them.
Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours.
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SOURCE: how large of a hard drive is supported on the ibm t21

The ThinkPad T21 is a laptop with a single drive bay.
You cannot setup this laptop with two hard drives in any RAID configuration.
You can add an external USB hard drive and copy/backup data to this hard drive.
OR
You can connect this laptop to a network and copy/backup data to another computer/server on the network.

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You cannot setup this laptop with two hard drives in any RAID configuration.
You can add an external USB hard drive and copy/backup data to this hard drive.
OR
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both hard drives will need to be jumpered to a master and a slave or both have to be jumpered to cable select. normally the jumper setting are either on the label of the drives or are marked on the bottom of the drives near the jumper drives. if the setting are not shown find the drive type, model and capacity then do a google search for the drive "select the factory manufacture link" and search their site for the jumper setting of the type drive you have.
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Reinstalling windows xp on a new hard drive - Thinkpad t30


You can go about this 2 ways.
First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go.
Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them.
Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours.
If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!
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How to find how to restore used laptop back to like new condition


This laptop is fairly old so your options are limited: -Use the original recovery CD. If you don?t have it you?re out of luck since IBM only provides them for laptops that came with OS XP or Vista installed. You might try looking on Ebay, occasionally I see recovery disks for older HP and IBM computers listed. -Use the hard drive service partition if it still exists on your hard drive. The procedure to activate the recovery can be found at this link: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4UFUYK -If these won?t work for you the last option is to obtain an operating system that will run on your laptop. At various times it shipped with W95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 so depending on memory any of them should work OK. Do a typical OS installation then apply the appropriate drivers as necessary. Also here are some additional links for your T21: -Manual downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=8&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0 -Operating system install instructions and hardware driver downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=10&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0 -Additional drivers & downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=9&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0 Good luck and don?t forget to rate this posting.

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