Solved Laptop Hard Drive Compatibility Tags: Hard Drives Laptops SATA Toshiba Storage Last response: October 21, 2011 12:06 PM in Storage Share balla786 October 11, 2011 1:58:13 AM The hard drive on my laptop has died, makes a grinding/clicking noise, the computer won't boot into the OS. The laptop has a hard drive model: TOSHIBA MK2035GSS 200gb Sata 1.5 The laptop model is Toshiba Satellite U400 PSU40C-08U01C I called Toshiba support, they said that I could put a Sata 3.0 drive as long as it were 9.5mm in size. What I want to know is can I put a newer drive in the laptop, say one that's rated to run @ Sata 3.0, but it'll just run at the slower 1.5? More about : laptop hard drive compatibility danraies a b G Storage October 11, 2011 2:25:23 AM No reason that shouldn't work as long as the drive is physically the right dimensions to fit in the laptop. m 0 l soccerdocks October 11, 2011 2:38:04 AM Yes, you can use any SATA 2.0 or 3.0 hard drive in the computer. The standard is backwards compatible. Just find the cheapest drive for your desired capacity from a reputable manufacturer. It will just have to be a 2.5 inch drive. m 0 l Related resources Laptop hard drive compatibility - Forum Laptop and hard drive compatibility - Forum Hard Drive Enclosure (Laptop and Desktop Compatible) Suggestions - Forum Is my External Hard Drive compatible with Laptop? - Forum Hard drive and motherboard compatibility - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer balla786 October 11, 2011 4:28:53 AM Would this work? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... m 0 l Best solution danraies a b G Storage October 11, 2011 6:01:41 AM balla786 said:Would this work? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Yeah, that'll work. For a boot drive you might want something 7200RPM if you can afford it. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Either will work just fine, but the 7200rpm will be faster. Share balla786 October 21, 2011 12:06:20 PM Best answer selected by balla786. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhard drive compatibility Forum SolvedASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Hard drive compatibility? Forum Solvedcompatibility of ASUS M5A78L-M/U3 Motherboard with WD Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB Internal Hard Drive Forum SolvedMobo and Hard Drive compatibility Forum SolvedHard drive stops laptop starting cannot reach bios Forum SolvedReliable laptop hard drive Forum SolvedHard Drive Compatibility Forum Solvedtoshiba laptop hard drive replacement Forum Solvedbroken hard drive on laptop do i need to buy another windows 8. Forum SolvedI need to replace my hard drive in my toshiba satellite laptop because I can't remember my hdd/ssd password. Should I buy the Forum SolvedFixing/Upgrading Old Desktop (Compatibility, new GPU, Hard Drive, Wireless Adapter) Forum SolvedI dropped my laptop and something happened to the hard drive. Forum Hard Drive-Case Compatibility Forum SolvedExternal hard drive fine on laptop but all of a sudden not being detected on TV or Xbox Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !