Originally Posted by celerystalksme
if i wanted to upgrade the HD in the compaq presario v5000z, what kind do i get? ide ultra ata, sata 150, sata 300, sata II, ata 100, ultra ata 100, etc, etc, etc....?
what does all the garbage mean? and which one is compatibale with the compaq presario v5000z? is 2.5 inch the right size? any other concerns that i should have?
Like adinu said, you need to download a program like everest home edition, and scan your machine for find out what's inside of it.
You could also try searching HP's site to get the specs''' Look under your model to "see" what "kind" (type) of hard they are "selling" for your machine.
I would assume you've gone to the Hp site, downloaded the Maintance and Service Manual for your machine (if there is one for your model) and downloaded the spec's... maybe (gasp!) CALLED HP to ask THEM what kind, type drive they list for this machine?
Here's another idea, you could take the drive OUT of your machine that's in it, OR maybe just get by with popping off the drive access panel and writing down what's on the label to find out "what kind", size drive is in it now... Google the part number on the drive. That should give you the data you need to base a search for a new drive.
BTW: Most laptop drives are going to be 2.5, the very small laptops taking the 1.8 drives.
If not, and that's too much trouble... you could always just drop it off at someplace like Compusa.... because all that ide ultra ata, sata 150, sata 300, sata II, ata 100, ultra ata 100, etc, etc, etc....? "garbage" is their business.