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    Question Upgrading suggestions?

    Hello everyone, I have an older Toshiba Tecra A 1 laptop that will not die, but the harddrive is starting to fail on me. I am looking to purchase a new one but I have no idea how large the motherboard will support. Any help on this would be great. Thanks in advance everyone

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    Default Re: Upgrading suggestions?

    not much you can do with that laptop other than maybe some more memory and a bigger hdd. i dont think there is a limit on the motherboard to what sized drive you want to cram in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudd Rucker View Post
    not much you can do with that laptop other than maybe some more memory and a bigger hdd. i dont think there is a limit on the motherboard to what sized drive you want to cram in there.
    Sorry fudd, but you must not have read the question well, I am quite aware of how to upgrade a machine, I am just not aware of the HDD capacity that the MOBO in this toshiba will support. But thank you.

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    there shouldn't be a capacity limit, unless the computer is 10 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by \m/ Rich \m/ View Post
    there shouldn't be a capacity limit, unless the computer is 10 years old.
    No, it is a 2002 I do believe, I was kinda thinking the same thing, becasue that is when Large disk support had no real boundaries by what exists to the consumer today. am I correct?

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    kinda. it all depends on your motherboard, but i dont think you'll have any problems.

    How big is the drive that's in it now?
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    Default Re: Upgrading suggestions?

    there is a 30 that came with it, I have even call toshiba, and they were pretty much useless to me LOL

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    Default Re: Upgrading suggestions?

    I should take a 80
    If Your reading this the topic must be boring.

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    Wink Re: Upgrading suggestions?

    thanks for all the help

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    if itll take an 80, itll take a 500.
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