mrAru’s hard drive is making ominous grinding noises … will a seagate momentus 1 TB work as a replacement hdd for a pavilion dv7? It has been faithfully churning away for him for 4 years and he would like to keep it instead of just backing everything up and getting a replacement laptop. This way all we have to do is hook up his back up external drive and flip his files over onto the new drive once we get it replaced.
If we order this one today, they can have it to the local staples Monday and we can get it swapped over in a few days …
We regularly backup all 4 of our computers [2 desktops and 2 laptops] though I confess that I don’t backup my eee pc barely better than my cell phone netbook because all I ever use it for is surfing the net occasionally and teamspeak with my corp in EVE Online.
The laptop in question is definitely not any sort of thin lightweight or spiffy fancy laptop, mrAru uses it when he is too lazy to use his desktop, all it really has is his ebooks and itunes, both of which are kept backed up, and some random documents, also backed up.
So it looks like we have a replacement hard drive! And it is like 4 times the storage space so he can suck up even more of my music cds :smack: At least he isn’t into saving lolcats :dubious:
According to this, the DV7 can accept any 2.5" SATA up to 12.5mm in height. I know those instructions are for adding a second drive, but it seems unlikely that it would be different for the first drive bay.
The speed isn’t that important - my husband uses the laptop for ebooks, music, and internet access when traveling - he games on his desktop [and when he travels he doesn’t have time to game!] I have to admit, I am thinking about getting one as a secondary drive for my laptop.