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. 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. Related resources Laptop hard drive compatibility - Forum Is my External Hard Drive compatible with Laptop ? - Forum How to save files from mac apple laptop to hp hard drive - Forum How do I transfer files from a removed hard drive to laptop - Forum External Hard Drive Compatibility Windows ME OS - 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... 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. balla786 October 21, 2011 12:06:20 PM Best answer selected by balla786. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow do I connect a laptop hard drive to another laptop ? ForumI have an old hard drive that was previously installed on my laptop , it became t ForumWD ELEMENTS Hard Drive not compatible? ForumHard Drive Compatibility Question ForumNew hard drive , windows 7 compatable? ForumHow to detect hard drive compatibility ForumHow to find compatible hard drive caddy HP ENVY M4-1015dx cd/dvd drive ForumHow to find compatible hard drive caddy for HP ENVY M4-1015Dx cd/dvd d ForumCan i take a hard drive out of a hp laptop and put it into a toshiba laptop Forum[Other Componets] DVD Drive Compatibility ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumCan't format a new SATA hard drive ForumBasic to dynamic disk hard drive recover partitions ForumAdding an old hard drive ForumHard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !