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I have a toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 notebook. It needs a new hard drive. Do is use an IDE or SATA and how large can it be. It has a 60g now. Is it easy to change.

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This will take any EIDE disk, read not SATA!! It is very simple to replace a disk. It is a challenge to reload the OS and the drivers. Before you start, make sure you have the recovery disks or an XP disk. In the process, all of your data will be lost unless it is backed up someplace.
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