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Hard drive i have a toshiba satellite A10 laptop and i neet to change the hard disk of it can u please suggest me a bigger in capacity one i have a 30 gb hard disk.

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I think as bigger drive as ya can afford say up to 80GB.. would be OK.. just make sure that the new drive is same type as old and ya be all good.

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