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Can i take a hard drive out of a hp laptop and put it into a toshiba laptop

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August 17, 2012 6:20:19 PM

i have a toshiba satilite laptop ic a hp hard drive compatable with it?
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August 17, 2012 6:40:31 PM

They should be interchangeable. Are they about the same age? I am guessing that they are both 2.5 inch sata.
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August 17, 2012 6:43:15 PM

the drive should work... you may (will) have to reinstall windows.
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August 17, 2012 6:45:47 PM

As long as they use the same interface, yes. Laptop/desktop vendors use hard drives from the same set of vendors (Seagate, Hitachi, WD, etc) which use interchangeable standard connectors. Older drives used the IDE/PATA standard while newer drives use SATA.

You'll have to re-install windows since the drivers installed on the HP laptop won't match the hardware in a different model from Toshiba.
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