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June 12, 2012 5:53:35 AM

As a general rule, can different manufacturer's SATA laptop drives be interchanged?

My Toshiba laptop's MK6034GSX (HDD2D35) hard drive needs replacing. This is a 60GB
SATA-150 drive with the following specs:
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/6H
Width 2.8 in
Depth 3.9 in
Height 0.4 in
Compatible Bays - 2.5" x 1/8H

I would like to replace with a less expensive drive. Will that usually work?

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a b D Laptop
a c 265 G Storage
June 12, 2012 5:47:48 PM

Yes as long as they are both 2.5" SATA.
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a b D Laptop
a c 383 G Storage
June 12, 2012 6:00:52 PM

You might need to check the height. Some drives are 9.5mm in height, others are 12.5mm in height. Other than that, it should be fine.
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June 13, 2012 5:06:41 AM

Old drive is 9.5mm, so I'll be looking for 2.5in form-factor, 9.5mm height, SATA connection. Thank you for the tips.
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June 20, 2012 11:37:11 PM

Best answer selected by mosh112.
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