Question about Toshiba MK4026GAX (hdd2193) 40 GB Hard Drive

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I have a friend who has a Thinkpad T40 laptop....The hard drive is a Tosh MK4026GAX and it has died..... can i just buy a cheapie laptop drive off ebay to replace it...

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  • daveb007 Apr 25, 2010

    Does it matter which make....or are all the dimensions the same...

    I've let a few go as I was trying to get the same model...all it needs is a 40 GB min,,,, its says ATA /IDE on the label but i've seen PATA..... didnt know what it was so I let them go too.

  • daveb007 Apr 25, 2010

    Thank again....

    So does that basicallly mean I can get any drive....ATA.....IDE.....PATA...and they are all the same dimensionsand will work.
    I still havethe Thinkpad restore cds.... so is it a case of swap the drives over....then boot from the cd and then the system will re-install on the new hard drive.
    It almost sounds too easy,lol

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Yes you can do that and then install it to this laptop. You can follow the steps from this link on how to replace the old hard drive.

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    Mark Gil Apr 25, 2010

    Yes any brand will do PATA is also the name called for ATA/IDE hard drive.



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