Sony :: Is It Possible To Swap Out SSD With Standard 2.5" Hard Drive In The Z

Mar 20, 2010

Is it possible to swap out SSD with standard 2.5" hard drive in the Vaio Z if it's configured with the optical drive + 128gb SSD?

I'm thinking of putting in a 640gb or 500gb. I know the Japan models can do this but they also get 1080p which we don't have as a CTO option

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Feb 6, 2009

What models would allow me to swap my hard drive from my old inspiron 1150 to it?

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Jan 28, 2009

How hard is a HD swap on a Macbook PRO? Part of my whole conversion of the MBPRO to a "desktop" includes a display, keyboard, mouse...and I'd like a 7200 RPM drive....anyone done this? What's involved? What did you do with the old drive? I'm not interested in transferring data...I don't have barely anything saved on it which makes it easy.

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Apple :: Hard Drive Swap - PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12" To 17"

Dec 3, 2009

I have a PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12" DVI Titanium which is now from what I can tell has a busted board. I have some sensitive material on my hard drive and I would prefer not to take it to a repair store for privacy. I would also like to go a little bigger. So the only thing I could come up with is to purchase a 17 or 15" G4 Powerbook Titanium and swap the hard drive. My question to all of you is if the 12" and the others of the same class are using the same hardrive. Will I many any complications in trying, is it even cross compatible. Am I going through too much trouble entirely? does anyone have any better suggestions? if I have a shop swap it for me can they even access the contents of my hard drive with out the password.

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Sony :: Sticking Hard Drive Or SSD In DVD Drive Of Vaio Z

Feb 26, 2009

who opened I believe Z and connected a hard drive to dvd drive connector while leaving dvd drive in for cosmetic reasons. Can't find this thread. Where exactly can the hard drive go? Inside the tray?

I am afraid there will be too much vibration if I put regular HD there. For this reason I would rather put there SSD but is there a way to make this a primary OS drive? Seems like last bios allows to boot from optical drive.

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Dell :: DVD / Bluray Drive Swap Guide/Help

Apr 22, 2010

I have to send back my studio XPS 1645 the thing is I have a Bluray drive in the system but the original configuration is a DVD slot load drive.

I would like to take the bluray drive out and put the original slot load drive back in (a dell tech did this for me last time) I was wondering if anyone knows of a guide or a wants to walk me through the process of doing a drive replacement

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Dell :: XPS M1530 DVD Drive Swap Removal Batao

Feb 15, 2008

Id like to swap the DVD drive for a Blu-Ray drive from another XPS M1530. I can not find any documentation on the drive swap.

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Sony :: Z Hard Drive

Jan 17, 2009

So I want to buy this Sony Z laptop... but they charge too much for the 320 GB upgrade ($250).. I can get it off new egg for $90 shipped [url]

Only difference is this G-Sensor Business... Is that a motherboard feature or controlled by the drive its-self?

Does anyone know which brand/model drive they use in the Sony Z? How many drives fit in the Z?

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Dell :: XPS M1530 DVD Drive Swap Removal Kaisay Karoon ?

Feb 15, 2008

Can this be done?Id like to swap the DVD drive for a Blu-Ray drive from another XPS M1530.I can not find any documentation on the drive swap...

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv7t 17" Laptop, Possible To Swap DVD Drive With Bluray One Later

Mar 22, 2009

I was about to cancel my original order, as I wanted to go for the bluray.. but in cancelling the order, it appears the 30+ percent coupon code i used has expired as of today.. so for now i'm holding off..

I've seen on the internet, the bluray player or one of them, i think, that this model uses..

I think its model UJ-120

Does anyone know if its possible to later on, swap the drives out.. doesnt this involve opening it up.. (void warranty?)...

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Sony :: Hard Drive VZ4000

Apr 10, 2010

I have a VGN-FZ4000 Sony laptop. I installed a new Hatachi 250gb hard drive. How do I get my laptop to recognize the new hard drive

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Sony :: 500gb Hard Drive For FW

Jun 18, 2009

does it support the SATA 3.0gb/s hard drives?

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Sony :: New Hard Drive- FE790p

Feb 12, 2010

I currently have an FE790p. After a few years of use, its getting a bit slow, and I would really like to upgrade to Windows 7 (currently running Vista Business). I get Windows 7 for free through my school, and rather than simply upgrading, I want to do a clean install. I also want to upgrade my current 120GB 5400RPM HDD to a new, bigger 7200RPM HDD.

Is it possible to simply buy a larger drive, install it, and then boot up the computer with windows 7 from a USB flash drive? I'm not sure if this would work, as there would be no drivers present, etc.

I would really like to be able to just keep my old hard drive and all of its contents, and possibly use it as sort of an external hard drive. Is this possible? Furthermore, if I can keep the old hard drive, is there a way to connect it as an external hard drive, and still boot from it?

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Sony :: VGN-SZ650N Hard Drive

Feb 8, 2009

my laptop hard drive stop working is not recognized by the OS indicate no hd found, therefore i need to replace it. but i do not know how to do it. how to remove the hd, how to find it, etc.

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Sony :: VGN-FW465JB Hard Drive

Jul 5, 2009

i noticed my computer only has a maximum of 287 GB while it is advertised as 320 GB. Is this because something is taking up the rest of the space(ie: OS)? But even so would it really take that much space and shouldn't the hard drive in Local disk (C properties still say it's out of 320 GB?

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Sony :: Vgn-fz140eb Hard Drive

Jan 14, 2009

sony is being sony and wont honor warranty. they say the dent in my chassis (happened 8 months ago) has affected the hard drive so they wont honor warranty. i am furious. i want to use this laptop. what do i do? and the preloaded software was on drive and now not avaialbe.

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Sony :: Hard Drive Space

Aug 18, 2009

I purchased a VGN-SR430J/B and I cleaned it with killdisk and installed windows 7 32bit.

This model comes with a 320GB HDD, yet when I go to my computer it says that I have 273GB free of 287GB total. So I assume the 14GB (287-273) being used is somehow the 2.5 GB Windows 7 32bit. But 320 - 287 is 33GB, where did it go? Where can I look?

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Sony :: Hard Drive- VGN-TXN15P

Aug 11, 2009

I have a Vaio with a damaged hard drive. I need to replace it, but don't know what to replace it with... I've looked online but can't seem to locate the specs of the hard drive. VGN-TXN15P

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Mar 11, 2009

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Sony :: Z11 Hard Drive Caddy

Apr 26, 2010

I just bought a Z116GX/S and I'm considering swapping the optical drive with a hard drive. I found this:


I contacted them, and apparently it should be compatible with the new Z.

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Sony :: Has Anyone Actually Replaced A Standard HDD In A Vaio VGN-Z With SSD

May 10, 2010

So Im getting ready to buy an intel X25-M SSD drive, but I was on the phone with sony support about my VGN-Z26GN (last year model Z not current one)

Which has a normal HDD drive, and I asked him if I can install a 2.5" SSD drive. He said it wouldnt fit.. I was thinkin ? Ain't it the same size? He said nah it wouldnt fit and even if you did put it in, you'd have to recode the motherboard or something...

I'm almost certain I have read people on this forum replacing their HDD's in the Vaio Z with SSD's.....

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Sony :: Vaio SR Hard Drive Upgrade

May 12, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio SR190 with a 160gb@5400 rpm hard drive. I really want to upgrade this with more capacity. I have two main questions:

1) What Hard Drive brand is the best? I was looking at the Western Digital Scorpio and the Seagate Momentus, but I want suggestions on the BEST.

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Sony :: Does The Vaio F Laptops Have A Second Hard Drive Bay?

Jan 16, 2010

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Sony :: VAIO SR Upgrading Hard Drive

Oct 27, 2009

I was thinking about upgrading to a 7200 RPM hard drive for my VAIO SR190.

I'm sure this voids warranty, but in the event that you need to send the laptop to Sony, couldn't you just put the original back in and they wouldn't notice?

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Sony :: Vaio TT Hard Drive Upgrade

Apr 17, 2009

I was wondering if it was easy to crack open and upgrade the CD-ROM drive to another hard drive instead. Since customizing a TT is hellaciously expensive and the hard drives they offer are slow and not big enough -I would rather supply my own parts than what they have in stock

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Sony :: VGN-FW Hard Drive SATA Speeds

Oct 23, 2009

I was checking my hard drive with hdtune and saw something interesting...the program said that my hard drive is SATA I. Am I mistaken or is this for real? I have a CTO VGN-FW490J, got it in June 2009. The hard drive is a Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ. I did a quick google and the descriptions say it is SATA II, so I'm confused. Is it the motherboard that determines the SATA speeds or the hard drive? What's even more confusing is that in the official FW thread, someone said they installed a SSD and they're getting sequential reads at about 250mb/sec so that person definitely is in the SATA II range. I attached an image of the part that shows my hard drive info.

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Sony :: Sneaky Hard Drive Upgrade

Jun 25, 2009

I bought an FW configured with a 320gb 5400rpm hard drive, originally with a view to taking it out and putting in a faster one, 7200rpm or even an ssd. However, sony said this would void the warranty so I decided to just stick wit the 5400rpm option.

So my question is that if I bought a 7200rpm drive now, or an ssd when they are slightly cheaper, would I be able to slot that in,

but then if something went wrong with the laptop and it had to be returned, simply slip in the original 5400rpm hard drive so the sony guys wouldn't know the difference?? Or would they be able to tell I had changed the drive?

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May 16, 2010

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Sony :: Is The SR Hard Drive Inerface SATA 150 Or 30

Jul 18, 2009

What concerns me is that the model I'm looking at (SR490PBB) states that the interface runs at SATA150 when pretty much everything is set to 3Gb/s. Does anyone know if the hard drive is SATA150

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Sony :: Replacement Hard Drive For VGN-B100B

Mar 7, 2010

I replaced the 40 GB hard drive that came with my VGN-B100B with a Western Digital 250 GB drive. When I installed Windows XP Professional on it, the partition was only 127 GB. The WD drive is a PATA, which I understand to be synonymous with EIDE, which should work on this computer. Is there a limit to how large a hard drive this computer will recognize?

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