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What is correct hard drive to replace original in an Acer 5051 aspire laptop?

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To my knowledge the Acer Aspire 5051 takes a SATA HDD, any 2.5" SATA HDD will do, but you will need to install an operating system once you get it. Here is a link to all the new SATA HDDs on ebay:

http://computers.shop.ebay.co.uk/Laptop-Accessories-/31530/i.html?rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=1000&_nkw=laptop%20hdd%20sata&_dmpt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

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Any SATA 2.5 hard disk will work, but you want it to be 7200 rpm. Right now Solid State Drives are really cheap - you can get an intel 40GB or 80GB which would REALLY speed up that laptop.
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I believe it is a 60-GB SATA 5400 rpm hard disk drive .

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