Originally Posted by CJoshuaV
I couldn't find a manual or other spec's on the Sony site indicating how hard it is to access the Hard Drive. I'd like to put a 7200 RPM drive in an A690, but not if I have to take the whole thing apart to do it.
Also, any thoughts on this bag for it: http://www.spireusa.com/products/EX5.html
For info on how to upgrade the hard drive read the second to last post in this thread:http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=58811
Be sure to follow the links to various related posts to get all of the details and photos. Working on the A690 should be identical to working on the A290 (same design).
As for the Spire Endo XL, I tried one and returned it. Two problems:
1) The laptop sleeve is too small for the A290/690
2) The handle is off-set from the center of gravity, causing it hang awkwardly when using the handle instead of the shoulder strap. (Imagine lifting a plastic shopping bag by one handle instead of two and you'll get the idea)