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Change Hard Disk on T43

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Change Hard Disk on T43

#1 Post by josefcarel » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 am

would like advice on the best Hard Disk for the model T43, which can be installed without further problems

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Re: Change Hard Disk on T43

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am

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The best (PATA/IDE) HD would be 160GB/5400rpm Samsung HM160HC.
Or find someone who can SATA-mod your machine, after which you can use any SATA-I downwards-compatible HD or SSD.
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Re: Change Hard Disk on T43

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:18 pm

I personally use the Hitachi HTS541616J9AT00 160GB IDE HDD.
I have two of them, all flashed into IBM firmware (but you only get 128gb available) and works with all stock T43/p/R52 systems after the firmware flash.
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Re: Change Hard Disk on T43

#4 Post by shawross » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 pm

I have a couple of T43's and I agree with RBS that "Samsung HM160HC" drives are hard to beat.

Also if you aren't using the Ultrabay consider getting a PATA to SATA caddy and installing a cheap SATA HD. This is also a great way to install dual operating systems.
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