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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008
Location: usa
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Finding a proper replacement hard drive

 I have a R51, 1836 and the hard drive died. Smiley Sad

 I found the following  drive for sale ...would it work?

How would I be sure that I can get the proper drivers or whatever is needed to make it work?  

All the software ( i.e.WIndows XP ) was lost when the drive died.  The machine is recently off waranty. This is my first posting ever to such a board, and I woud greately appreciate any advice you can give a novice like me.




       Capacity (GB) 80

Form Factor 2.5" Notebook

        Rotational Speed (rpm) 5400

Seek time (ms) 12 Average (typical)

        Buffer Size  8 MB

Drive Type  Enhanced IDE (ATA-6)

        Product Life 5 Years

Media Transfer Rate 493Mb/sec 

        Dimensions (mm) 9.5(H)x70(W)x100(D)




Posts: 7,626
Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: Finding a proper replacement hard drive

Welcome to the forum!


Any laptop 9.5mm (2.5") PATA/IDE drive will work in your R51, and the one you've picked is OK.


All the drivers and utilities needed are available at Lenovo's website.


Hope this helps.



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