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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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Hi, own a Sony Vaio VGN P530H with hardisk Toshiba MK6028GAL damaged. as forced to replace unit, wonder could install a higher capacity? Brand & model if available please!!! thanks to all of you!!!


The VAIO VGN-T350 is a notebook computer designed and distributed by Sony.
The hard drive on your Sony VAIO VGN-T350, which is the unit that stores data, consists of many clusters of data that can be rewritten with new data.
If you are looking for a memory capacity upgrade, or if your old hard drive is having errors, it's time for an upgrade.
Upgrading the hard drive on your Sony VAIO will require the use of a screwdriver and will take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Turn off your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and remove the power cord and any other peripheral components.
Turn over your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and locate the hard drive chamber on the bottom of your laptop. It will be clearly labeled.

Use the screwdriver to remove the screw holding the lid in place.
Gently lift the hard drive and its cage away from your laptop and disconnect the data cord.
Remove the four screws located at the corners, and then remove your old hard drive from its cage.
Place your new internal laptop hard drive into the cage and replace the screws.
Connect the data cord to your new hard drive and place your new hard drive into its chamber.
Close the lid and replace the screw to complete the operation.
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_GvaMunas
Sony Vaio Hard Drive Replacement
This might not be your specific laptop it might give you an insight into the hard drive installation.

Ebay this hard drive should fit there are smaller capacity drives that will be compatible.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-500GB-Sata-Hard-Disk-Hdd-for-Sony-VAIO-PCG-3H2L-VGN-P530H-VGN-SR410J-B-/190882270487?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item2c71784d17

500GB Sata Hard Disk Hdd for Sony VAIO PCG-3H2L VGN-P530H VGN-SR410J/B

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Replace hard drive on sony VGN-SZ760N laptop


It's not so easy here's a video tutorial...
http://videosift.com/video/Why-I-will-never-buy-a-Sony-laptop-try-to-replace-the-HD?loadcomm=1

If you just need to recover the data use an online data recovery service like http://FreeDataRecovery.us

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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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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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Sony vaio vgn cr200e drive


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

Jan 16, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-CR220E/P Notebook

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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.

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