10-23-2008 01:49 PM
I have a R51, 1836 and the hard drive died.
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) 80Form Factor 2.5" Notebook
Rotational Speed (rpm) 5400Seek time (ms) 12 Average (typical)
Buffer Size 8 MBDrive Type Enhanced IDE (ATA-6)
Product Life 5 YearsMedia Transfer Rate 493Mb/sec
Dimensions (mm) 9.5(H)x70(W)x100(D)
10-23-2008 03:31 PM
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.