What is the oem hard drive for psag0u-01800m

dasls

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The original owner picked up a bad virus and took the hard drive out and threw it away than later gave me the laptop with out a hard drive. I would like to put a new one in because it is just like new.
I had trouble trying to put a Western digital in place of a Quantum in a Compaq once because the installation CD would not recognize it. So to prevent this problem I would like to purchase original equipment for it.
 

dasls

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The original owner picked up a bad virus and took the hard drive out and threw it away than later gave me the laptop with out a hard drive. I would like to put a new one in because it is just like new.
I had trouble trying to put a Western digital in place of a Quantum in a Compaq once because the installation CD would not recognize it. So to prevent this problem I would like to purchase original equipment for it.
 

pdxalex

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A lot of specific parts or driver questions posted around here are far better solved by googling, rather than posting them here. Google will tell you PSAG0U-01800M isn't the model, it's Toshiba's part number. The model you're referring to is the A305-S6837 and with that, you can more easily search for compatible drives.

Going by this, the laptop ships with a 320GB unit:
http://www.toshibalatino.com/toshibavisit/documents/ticker/A305-S6837.pdf

The drive:
http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/i-6497187-hard-drive-320gb-sata-5400rpm.html

Now you have the SKU: MK3252GSX

Plug MK3252GSX into google:
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MK3252GSX-Serial-ATA-300-Notebook/dp/B001F0B2ME

It's really not that difficult.

Other compatible drives, replacement parts:
http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/c-62166-toshiba-laptop-parts-toshiba-satellite-parts-satellite-a300-a305-series-satellite-a305-s6837-psag0u.html

Anyway, hope that helps.