A co-worker of mine has an HP Pavilion zd7000 laptop (probably 4-5 years old) and the hard drive has failed. The drive is listed in the BIOS as Toshiba MK4025GAS-(pm). I don't have any experience with laptop hardware so I could use a little guidance.
Where can I find a replacement hard drive that will work in this computer? The only drives I can find online with that model number are all refurbished but I would prefer to get something new. I don't care what brand it is, I have no particular preference for Toshiba. I can find tons of SATA drives for laptops but I believe this is an IDE drive. Can someone point me to where I can pick up a replacement drive?
I suspect you could install any IDE laptop drive of a similar capacity. But to avoid the possibility of problems I would stick with an identical model. Trouble is IDE is getting old now, so secondhand drives are probably your only choice.
Given that this is now an old computer, a refurbished drive will probably outlast the laptop's usefulness anyway.