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Can I install a 250Gb hard drive on a ThinkPad R40 2722-R2U notebook? I do not see how I can change the BIOS to recognize a capacity greater than the original maximum of 60Gb.

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No u cannot install it . the series which u r asking is much older to support the hard drive.it can only support 160gb ide channel.

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