Sony Vaio UX50 60 GB HDD Upgrade

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Postby gigahurts » Thu Jun 12, 2008 19:01

Hi all, just to let everyone know, I have a 380n with 80gb hd, I bought a 160gb ipod off of ebay, just cracked it open 10 minutes ago thinking I would upgrade, to my surprise - it has a different connector - ie. will NOT work in the ux - bummer :(
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Postby Agus » Fri Jun 13, 2008 03:19

Wonder if it's same for newest 80gb ipod ?

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Postby gigahurts » Fri Jun 13, 2008 05:08

Well the 160 is a samsung, so if the 80gb ipod classic has a samsung, my guess is yes.

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Postby Wingman » Wed Sep 10, 2008 05:45

YAH,My 60GB TOSHIBA HDD drive for UX is also from my Screen-broken-ipod-video.Now it's working perfectly.

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Postby Si600rr » Wed Sep 10, 2008 15:56

Well used this write up to install a toshiba 1.8" zif hard drive. I bought a usb 1.8" drive enclosure off ebay and a compact flash connector cable to clone the drive which went great but when I boot vista, tells me it cant boot! any quick way of fixing the boot? I dont have a cd/dvd drive :(

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Postby Sull86 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 16:05

Well you can try to run hirens boot cd on USB it has features to fix boot, or you can use your USB to reinstall your operating system but when its loading up just choose the repair option and you can run the commands fixboot and fixmbr, that may work
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Postby ecchi00 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 08:05

OK, really dumb question from a newbie who doesn't even have a UX yet (just released from Canadian customs today and will probably be delivered Monday - wasn't there very long probably because the sooner they deliver it, the sooner they can bend me over and collect duties)

It seems a lot of people use the MK6008GAH, from the wiki it seems this is a 5mm thick drive (though never explicitly stated - only explicit that 80GB and up are 8mm). However, I searched this product number on eBay, and all the auctions state the dimensions of MK6008GAH as being 8mm thick. What a heck is going on?

I mainly ask because I would like to keep the thickness at 5mm, and if it turns out the 60GB drive is really 8mm, then I might as well pony up for a higher capacity.

I would appreciate some definitive measurements from anyone who has bought a MK6008GAH from eBay recently, thanks a lot!

Really excited to get my UX soon!

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Postby computercowboy » Sat Nov 15, 2008 09:22

See this thread http://www.micropctalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=37581#post37581

there is a good bit of information/deliberation from people, perhaps it will answer your question.
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Postby ecchi00 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 08:39

Not exactly, but maybe I'm just dense.

Well, I've sprung for the MK6008GAH, so many members here can't be wrong eh? Or conversely, often lazy eBay sellers don't get their specs right... I think 60GB will be plenty enough for what I plan to partition and store.

Thanks computercowboy.

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Postby ecchi00 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 00:20

Well, the MK6008GAH was delivered today, and it is an 8mm drive. It touches the CPU when installed, and I cannot tighten the latch screws all the way or else the drive does not spin when powered up. I finally got it working to the point where I can install the OS, but I have yet to give it an actual test out in the wild where it gets squeezed and shaken up.

Good information resource here nonetheless. Maybe I can go for a 120GB next ;)


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