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Harddrive removal/ installation

I need to install a new hard drive on my toshiba satellite m45.
Where is it located and how do I access it ?

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  • ppower7648 Aug 12, 2008

    Thanks found it !

    The hard drive I want to install is from a similar machine but not exact model # so the pins do not match up. Do you know if there is an adaptor I could use ?



  • ppower7648 Aug 13, 2008

    Thanks again,

    I am learning a lot .I have a SATA Harddrive on both machines.

    The machine I am trying to connect the harddrive to has a 22pin connector from the motherboard to the harddrive. It appears I am missing a the hard drive connector from the hard drive to the machine (22 pin connector). It seems like it is specific to this model also as there is a different setup in a similar machine but different model as the connector will not slip off this similar machine.

    Is there a universal connector I can connect to this 22 pin male connector that I can connect to the harddrive or will I have to get this specific connector from the same model?



  • ppower7648 Aug 13, 2008

    It looks like I was trying to fit a SATA to an IDE on the motherboard (44pin) on further examination .

    Why would they have 2 different type harddrives on the same model?? Is SATA more popular than IDE?





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Flip the machine up side down, battery away from you, and you will see three covers. The center cover in the middle is the memory. The other two covers towards you, one on the left, the other in the center, the hard drive is under one of these two. I beleive it's under the one on the left, but it's been a while since I've had one of these machines in front of me.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 12, 2008

    Hard drives come in IDE or SATA and are basically universal, depending on the type that the machine uses, ie... IDE hard drives will fit into any machine that uses an IDE hard drive, and SATA is the same. Check to make sure you don't have one SATA and one IDE, and also check to see if there is a hard drive connector on the end of the hard drive that was in your machine. Some machines have specific hard drive connectors that go on the drive in order to connect to the board. If there is a connector, it will slide off the pins on the end of the drive.



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