What is the biggest hard drive I can put in an HP nx5000 Compaq laptop?

Laura Mosher December 29, 2012

I bought my son an HP nx5000 Compaq but it has no hard drive in it. I’ve been researching hard drives and the SDD ones seem to be all that but I am not sure if they would work in an older model laptop.

How can I find out what hard drive limitations a laptop notebook or netbook have on them?

  1. Alan Wade
    December 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Do you mean in size dimensionally or capacity?

  2. ha14
    December 29, 2012 at 6:53 am

    60-, 40-, or 30-GB high-capacity hard drive, varying by
    notebook model

    HP Compaq Notebook PC Series - How to Add a Second Hard Drive or SSD to an HP Laptop's Upgrade Bay

  3. susendeep dutta
    December 29, 2012 at 6:11 am

    If you have a closer view on the specifications listed in the link below -


    this laptop can support upto 60GB at 5,400 rpm speed hot swappable HDD.

    Since the OS present inside it is Windows XP or Windows 2000,it's better not to get SSD as the OS is not optimized to use it and your SSD performance would degrade very fast.

    SSDs runs well in Windows 7 and 8 and they require high speed RAM for optimal performance.There is no driver support for Windows 7 or 8 for this laptop.