Are Toshiba drives made for HP compatible with Toshiba drives made for Lenovo if the part number is the same?
Posted on 2014-07-11
I have a HP Elitebook 2730p with a failing hard drive with an HP part number of 516486-001 and a general model number of MK2529GSG. I'd like to replace it with an exact match, however, these old drives are bit hard to come by or are jacked up to $300+. When searching around for this drive I do see some that match the model number of MK2529GSG, however, the label is a bit different and has Lenovo on it.
Should these two be interchangeable or is there some sort of proprietary bios/firmware concern I need to worry about?
I see a few of the Lenovo branded drives for about $100, much more reasonable.
Inexpensive and reliable vendor suggestions also welcome for this particular drive.