Having problems with your Gateway MT6451 Notebook ?

Mt6451 hdd replacement?

\015 The hard drive parameters are not settable in BIOS. Will a gene3ric PATA drive work with this sytem or am I limited to the exact Gateway part?\015

Answers :

The MT6451 came with a 120 GB PATA drive. Any PATA drive will work - larger or smaller - so long as it fits in the space provided, which means 2.5" form factor and roughly 9.5mm thick (or thinner). Spinning disks or solid state makes no difference, so long as it's PATA (IDE, EIDE, ATA, but not SATA).

Most modern PCs (or laptops) are auto-detecting for drive size, so you no longer need to set the cylinders/heads/sectors numbers to get it to recognize the correct size. Your laptop should recognize any PATA 2.5" drive you can find since they don't make them as big as they make the current standard -SATA- drives.

The OS disk or Gateway recovery disk will automatically load a generic driver that will recognize any PATA drive, as they all are designed to communicate to the same standard for interchangeability.
Hi there.
You can choose from any hard drive manufacturer providing you know what type of hard drive you need, you are certainly not tied to Gateway for parts.


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