Satellite A210-128: I want to change the 320 GB HARD drive 7200 RPM

Hallo all

Can someoane help me with this little problem?
I have a portable satellite A210-128 with a hard drive of 250 G 4200 RPM (* slowest *)... I want to change the hard drive with a hdd 2.5 "Western Digital 320 G 7200 RPM (* speed *).

1. If I buy a disk sata2 hard can I put on my laptop because my A210-128 has a disk sata hard?

2 can I I install vista on this new hard drive on my vista dvd, im asking this because I want to be shor that my recovery dvd * RECOGNIZES THE NEW HARD drive * and I can install a new copy of windows or installing dvd can * only works with disk drives hard toshiba *... ???

Thank you.

As to the question;

(1) I think a SATA2 HARD drive would go because the standard SATA2 is compatible to the bottom. But I assume that the system will operate as a good HDD SATA.

(2) Yes, you can install vista using the Toshiba Recovery DVD. It shouldn't be a problem with a fresh install

Good bye

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