Laptop Hard Drive?

melttc

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Hi Guys
What Size Is A Laptops Hard Drive 2.5"? I Have A Laptop But I Think The Hd Is Fooked As It Doesnt Recognise When I Try To Format It.
At The Moment It Is Stuck On One Screen Saying Press F2 For Boot Options But Reports The Hdd As Fooked Or Not Connected I Have Looked Where The Hd Connects And It Is Fitted In Ok?

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they are 2.5" m8 , check to see if it's being seen in the bios it sounds like its not being detected or failed completely

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looks as if i need a new one :(
how do i know if its sata or ide it it has pins on the top that fit in to the laptop is this ide?
 

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looks as if i need a new one :(
how do i know if its sata or ide it it has pins on the top that fit in to the laptop is this ide?

Is it the bare drive or is it in a type of caddy? Some manufacturers (Dell etc) use their own type of connector in the form of a caddy or connector that goes over the IDE pins on the drive. I that is the case you will need to take it off the old drive and attach it to the new one.
 
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