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January 5, 2013 5:43:20 PM

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

Thanks a lot! :) 

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January 5, 2013 6:07:39 PM

I don't see any reason why it should not work. You could also remove your DVD drive and replace it with a hard drive. So you would have two hard drives and way more space
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January 5, 2013 6:09:32 PM

I don't know if my mother just support sata 1, mainly that's my issue. I've heard that maybe i can do an upgrade of the bios to work? what do u think?
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January 6, 2013 4:17:14 AM

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/
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January 7, 2013 8:29:13 AM

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?
e.g. 9.5mm

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January 7, 2013 10:27:20 AM

Best answer selected by delaralfonso.
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January 7, 2013 10:28:33 AM

Thanks to everyone. Finally with the program called SIW i could check the components and i know knpw that it's SATA 2. I'm going to buy a new HDD!
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