My hard drive crashed. It is a HDD2188 80 GB internal drive (8MB buffer, ATA interface). Apparently it is discontinued. I would like to upgrade to more memory but want to make sure the new drive will work with the consisting config. Is there anything that would be compatible? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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You should definitely try out if it fits inside the bay first. The original drive in the M55-S135 has a height of 8mm and the WD1200BEVE is 9.3mm. This is not a big difference and may pose no problem, but you would like to have all covers close properly later, I assume. Other than the slightly larger physical dimensions, the drive should be fully compatible with the laptop.
Basically you insert a new drive and insert the Windows XP installation CD and follow the screen instructions.
The specification for hard drives for the Compaq V5000 are as follows :-
120-GB* 100-GB* 80-GB*
Interface type ATA-5 ATA-5 ATA-5
I'm guessing you may have locked the DVD region. If you right-click on the device in Device Manager and click the Region tab, does it say 0 changes available? Acer won't fix this, and claim you have to replace the drive. Can't find a firmware flash for this drive online, will post back here if successful!
Yes, there is. Match the type of drive (Serial ATA or Parallel ATA) you get with what you have. Make sure your Satellite sees the drive in the BIOS. For drives larger than 120 GB, recommend operating systems Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher) or Vista. Older OS's have a 137 GB limitation (they only see the first 137 GB of the hard drive despite its size).
Pretty simple. You'll just need to determine whether the system uses SATA or IDE for the hard drive interface. Many machines manufactured in the past couple of years use SATA, but any 2.5" drive will be compatible providing you have the correct interface. ATA drives for laptops are generally called PATA and if it's such an interface any ATA-6 drive will be compatible.
You might need a SATA driver for the Vista installation, so bear that in mind. You'd specify additional drivers during the setup process.
Underneath the notbook should be a compartment to access the drive. It should be held be a couple of screws. Make sure the power is out before removing the drive. Look for one that has the same interface as you are replacing. It could drain the battery life of your notebook a little fast but if you already have a 92 gb and your doubling the size of it, it will be a slight drain to it.