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Sony laptop hard drive options

I have a Sony VGN-A190 laptop with an 80GB drive.
I'm trying to determine the best upgrade drive to buy.
What the maximum size (120GB or higher?)
Can I use a 5400 or 7200 RPM drive?

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In your laptop you cant upgrade your hard drive. Go for the web search for upgrade options , try it in sony web site please inform to fixya.com for any other porb.

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However, you can significantly upgrade the laptop's performance by adding more memory and by replacing the old slow hard drive.
Your Sony VGN-Z250 is usually supplied with 3GB of RAM memory. You can replace the existing memory modules with a new kit consisting of 2 x 2GB modules (total 4GB). The type of memory you need is "SO-DIMM" (meaning laptop size) DDR3 - 1066MHz (you may use 1333MHz memory but it will only run at 1066MHz speed). I would suggest either G-Skill or Crucial brand memory. And you can replace the hard drive with an SSD. You'll be amazed at the boost this provides, seriously. I would suggest either Samsung 840 EVO or Sandisk Ultra for an SSD. Both offer super-fast performance compared to your old spinning hard drive, and both have very low power consumption so they run cool and give your laptop a few extra minutes of battery power. You can clone/copy your existing Windows setup onto the SSD using free Macrium Reflect software or free software from the SSD maker's website. Or, you can do a fresh install of Windows.

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I want to upgrade my Sony Vaio VGN-FS630/W - which largest storage hard drives are compatible and what specifications should I search for while purchase?


From the age and specification of your Sony Vaio VGN-FS630W laptop you will need to buy a 2.5inch IDE internal disk drive if you wish to upgrade the existing drive.
The capacity you select will depend on how much money you want to spend as disk drive prices are much higher at present due to problems in the countries making these in the Far East due to flooding.
The machine should have come with an 80GB drive so you should be able to upgrade to a 320GB IDE drive with no problem - higher capacity IDE drives may be harder to find as the majority of drives today are SATA technology.
The procedure to replace the hard drive is described with graphics in a document provided by Sony Support.
You will also need software to help you migrate your existing operating system, programs and data from the old drive to the new drive unless you intend to perform a clean install of a new version of Windows.
There are a number of commercial or free utilities that can help you do the migration - Acronis True Image (commercial) is very good and effective but has to be bought - alternatively, Easeus Todo Backup is a free utility that can do the same. Paragon Software also offer several free utilities that can help you backup your existing drive and restore the backup on to your new drive - Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free is one of these.

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Dear Sirs Please advise 1) how to upgrade memory and hard drive on the VGN-T1XP/l notebook and 2) the cost of these two items/ Best regards Frank Beedie


The VGN-T1XP can use a maximum of 1gb of RAM! It has two slots, one already filled with 512mb, so you need a second of the same size.
Unfortunately, there are no simple covers to remove to access the memory or HDD - so I would assume you need to take the machine apart! So check with a REAL expert first....

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I have a Sony VGN-FZ150E notebook that died. The Motherboard is fried. Can you tell me the best way to get it replaced or replace it myself? Any idea where I can get the part the cheapest?


The motherboard on that laptop is a real bear to replace. Your best bet is to find another dead one but that has a good motherboard (which is very hard to do) and try to make a frankenstein out of the two. What I would do if it were mine is just buy a new laptop and an external drive enclosure for the hard drive out of the dead Sony, then transfer the files from the old hard drive to the new laptop. Good luck!

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I am trying to upgrade the hard drive on my sony vaio upgrade harddrive sony VGN-AR630E. I want to install windows xp on it, but it won't see the hard drive. What can I do?


its either the hard disk is bad or the operating system is faulty.try checking local computer fixers in your area.would like to know where youu leave maybe i can help.       thanks

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Western Digital Scorpio WD5000BEVT Mobile Hard Drive - 500GB, 2.5", looks nice. I haven't seen any larger yet.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4322423&CatId=1277

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MEMORY UPGRADE


Hi there,
from the white page I found:

"The 17-inch widescreen Sony Vaio VGN-AR230G, the first entertainment Sony’s AR notebook with Core 2 Duo Mobile (Merom) processor, is now available at SonyStyle.com. The Vaio VGN-AR230G comes with a T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 cache) CPU, an 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to maximal 2GB), an 200GB 4200rpm SATA hard drive and a dual layer DVD burner ."

There u are, only 2GB.

/Teis

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Lap top sony VGN-FS742/W


Sorry the laptops fried, the best thing you can do now is remove the hard drive and get your data from it if it still works.
buy a new laptop and sell yours for spares on ebay

Kind regards

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Replacement of hard disk in Vaio VGN-A150


Well, it's not good news. Official word from Sony:

Knowledge Article C309925...

Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replaced

Hard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported.

NOTES:

* Some notebook computer have instructions for warranty replacement of the hard drive by an end user.
* Although third-party upgrades may be available for some models, they are not supported.
* If the hard drive needs service, repair should be done by an authorized Sony service center.
* External hard drives may be attached if the appropriate connections are available.
....

This basically means complete disassembly of the laptop is required to get at the hard drive. Not that it can't be done. Just that it'll be a major pain in the .... you know.

There is no hidden key!

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