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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005

    Any HDD works with my laptop?

    Hello everyone. I have a HP Pavilion and I need to boy another Hard Drive. Are there generic hard drives for laptops that I can buy? Or do I need an HP HDD specificly for Pavilion?

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Dissident 4dm1n brokencrow's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    Shawnee country
    I would think any HDD would work. HDD sizes are pretty standard:
    3.5" for desktops, 2.5" for laptops. Some of the computer mfg'ers
    certify HDD's for laptops (Lenovo comes to mind), but on desktops
    I don't think that's an issue. Just save the receipt and make sure
    you can return the HDD you buy, just in case. Bear in mind also
    that any new HDD you buy will not have the partitioning that came
    with the original HDD from HP, so there'll be no recovery partition
    on your replacement for restoring Windows.
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Yes, any one of that type will work, irrespective of manufacturer. Actually, if you take them apart, you will find that you have machines of the same make/model that have different manufacturer's components in them......... it is a constant buyer/seller battle

    "Brokencrow speak with straight tongue"

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    Apr 2005
    Thx a lot.

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