Compaq Presario V2000 hdd upgrade

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  1. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    hello guys,

    I have an old Compaq Presario V2000 (EV889PA#ACJ)

    I want to upgrade its hdd, its PATA and just 60GB
    I searched for 2.5" ide drives and they are really costly as compaired to the sata drives.
    And it has a dvd drive(odd) which has its r/w head stuck at the center (m unable to fix it) and it wont read any disk,
    So I was thinking about getting an ide odd bay for sata hdd to upgrade my hdd..

    will that work for the laptop ?
    Need your help in this regard
    TYSM in advance
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    waste of time.. just buy a Lenovo T520 on ebay.. you will be much happier
     
  3. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    :(
    :weep::weep:
     
  4. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    OMG don't be like that... please

    I upgraded its RAM like a week ago :(. Now it has 1.25 GB RAM.
     
  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I agree with Bat, On such an old pc, I doubt if even a SSD would make much improvement due to the slow bus speed... like 33 Mbps? Might be a waste of SSD usage
     
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  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    It should, but I wouldn't guarantee it. Depends mostly on whether or not your bios can pick up and detect if that sata drive is there, and then be able to boot from it
     
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  7. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    will a T400 be good ?
    BTW: I'm a Think pad fan ...
     
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    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Latin McG offered the T520 as something to get
     
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