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03-31-2009

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W500 Hard Drive Replacement

2009-03-31, 16:43 PM

Thinking of ordering a W500, but dissapointed that 320gig is largest hdd that Lenovo offers...

Has anyone replaced their hard drive with a 500 gig like the Seagate 7200rpm SATA drive???...

 

Also, any major issues to report regarding the blu-ray optical drive & the 1900x1200 display... I'm leaning toward ordering with those options as well...

 

Thanx!!!...

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08-15-2008

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Re: W500 Hard Drive Replacement

2009-03-31, 18:28 PM

Replacing the HD is a piece of cake IF you do it immediately when you have nothing else on the computer that you want to save. Just make the recovery disks as directed. Remove the old drive (one screw). Replace the old drive with your new drive (4 screws) and reassemble. Boot from the recovery disks and reinstall and you are there. You can remove the the partition that has the recovery files (R: I think) and recover this space for the C: drive. To remove the boot partition (s: I believe) is more complicated and it's small anyways. I have a WD 500gb 5400 drive and it seem very quick. I only have the C: partition left but with the need to keep many settings after several months of usage, I used a different methoid. The s: is need if you have an encripted drive since windows can not boot from an encripted partition. 

 

I have the 1650x1050 and I'm happy with it but I'm not real demanding. And no blueray here.

 

PS I hear that 500 gb 7200 drives are still hard to come by.

 

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Re: W500 Hard Drive Replacement

2009-03-31, 19:55 PM

Good Info... Thanx!!!...

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