Hello, i have a HP DV6 3033cl, that comes with a 500gb hardrive. The thing is that i work with big files (satelitte images) and i'm running low in space.
Well the question is if i can replace it with another of 1tb for example, i mean if it's going to work. I give some model examples:
HD Notebook Western Digital Sata 1tb 2,5
HD 1tb Notebook Western Digital Scorpio Blue Sata2
HD SATA 1000 GB NOTEBOOK - TOSHIBA
What help me was downloading a program called SIW. If you do download it, go under motherboard and take a look at your south bridge. Doing a quick search of your south bridge would help you find detail information about the supported SATA speeds. Usually all sandy bridge motherboard support SATA 1,2 & 3.
Here is the link to to the program: http://www.gtopala.com/
SATA is forwards and backwards compatible on all Intel chipsets.
The only questions are:
- The type of power connector that the laptop uses for HDD's as the SATA power connector has changed over time.
- The thickness of the HDD, does the laptop require a certain thickness?