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Old 04-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Help!

HI guys;I have a Laptop sony vaio vgn 290fw, the Hard drive is not working right,i found this site that sells them,will this will be a good mach for this laptop? my Sony Hard Drive spec ;to run Ubuntu 14.04 thanks

HDD 5K320-250
Model ;HTS553225L 9SA00 5400RPM
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There is a 404 error on your link.

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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I looked up the Hitachi model you gave and compared it with a Toshiba drive I recently purchased, either of which should work in your Vaio:

Hitachi HTS553225L: 250 GB, 5400 RPM SATA - $74.95
Toshiba MQ01ABD: 1TB, 5400 RPM SATA - $62.08

I used the Toshiba to replace an Hitachi 100GB drive - very happy!

But to answer your question, the WD drive should work, as should any 2.5 inch SATA drive.

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jailbait View Post
There is a 404 error on your link.

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Sorry for that:

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