Can i replace the 120gb hdd with a 250gb hdd? [SOLVED (yes)]

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    Septurion

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    I recently threw my Aspire One on the floor with a lot of force - the screen broke and the hard disk isn't working and makes a weird beeping noise whenever i plug it in.

    I've connected the netbook to an external 15'' monitor and booted puppylinux of a usb key. So I confirmed that everything else is working except the hdd and screen.

    So can I replace the wrecked 120 hdd with an 2.5'' SATA WD 250gb, 5200 r/pm, 8 mb cache?

    I know how to take apart the One (1.5gb mod already done), I just don't know if this hdd will work.
     
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    Re: Can i replace the 120gb hdd with a 250gb hdd?

    Yes, that drive should work. You can install a 500GB drive, if necessary.
     
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    Re: Can i replace the 120gb hdd with a 250gb hdd?

    yep it should work.
     
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    Re: Can i replace the 120gb hdd with a 250gb hdd?

    Thanx people. I'm buying it then.
     
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    Septurion.... I recently did the same thing with the same model. I bought another one but with a 160GB HD for $294.00 at Sams. I feel like a total moron for doing that. If you don't mind me asking, was it because of the computer or computer related issues? I busted mine after re-installing Ubuntu Linux about 5 or 6 times in a row and later (after I threw it actually in the trash with a lot of force) I found out it was the kernel update that was killing it. I was really pi$$ed off because I found out that kernel update had been wrecking laptops right and left for months and they were still including it in the updates.

    drlmg
     
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    It was because of drunk issues :-D. I've put the netbook in my school bag and forgot it's there, then I threw the bag on the floor (180 swing with my arm). The instant it fell on the floor I remembered the netbook...
     
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