Fellow old-timer ThinkPadders...:
I have an old, but perfectly running ThinkPad 755CE that I use from time to time, and which I wish to keep up-and-runinng. To the best of my knowledge it still has the original IBM HDD inside, and it is running Windows 95 with two partitions ("C" being 236 MB and "D" being 277 MB). I am uncertain about the original IBM HDD P/N or FRU, but since it is the 540 MB version I guess it is the 84G4319
(according to the tpvol2.pdf (Hardware Maintenance Manual, Volume 2: ThinkPad Computers, April 1995)
This HDD is almost filled with data that I wish to retain, so I am wondering about how/where to find a "new" and bigger, either original or compatible HDD? From the above-mentioned HMM I understand that IBM also had available a bigger HDD for the 755CE; the 810 MB having P/N 85G0961
, but this drive is a bit hard to find here in Europe, so I wonder if there are perhaps alternatives?? I have to confess that I actually don't know what type of HDD is in the 755CE; is it the standard 2.5" PATA as used in e.g. the T42's, or is it some older type?
If anybody has an idea of how/where to find a bigger HDD (in perfect working condition) for my 755CE, I would appreciate any information - thanks in advance!