2008 netbook; Model ZG5 AOA150-1691; 8.5" screen; 1.6 GHz N270 Intel Atom Processor

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What hard drives work on this ZG5?

I want to improve my ZG5 storage capacity. It comes with only 8 GB in a flash drive and I want to change it to a regular magnetic hard drive.

¿What references fits well into this little machine?


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These machines typically use a few hard drives. If you are lucky enough to have a 2.5" hard drive variant, you can install just about any drive under 2TB you want. The SSD models are typically IDE SSD based and the 1.8" ZIF drive is difficult to find (and probably costs more then the netbook is worth).

The problem is you need to do a complete teardown to see which board you have. The problem is the ZG5 does not have access panels for the RAM and hard drive. The guide to open the laptop can be found here.

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It does NOT use 2.5 sata, it uses zif/pata 40pin drive.


I just opened up my ZG5 it only has the SMall SSD8gb with ribbon assy. there must be 2 different versions of same model number out there. I did find that there are 2 SD card slots I picked up 2 128gb on ebay for $22.00 so 256gb is pretty good for this little blue netbook.


Hi, my ZG5 is come with hdd originally, is it possible to change to SSD? Please kindly advise~ thank you.


If it came with a hard drive, it's easy. The ones with the IDE SSD apparently lack a SATA port. If you have one of those the word is that you need a iPod style IDE hard drive or an IDE SSD that goes in a wireless slot like connector.


Hi Nick,


Can you check this if it is IDE SSD that you've mentioned above?


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There are at least two different models of your netbook. In one you must disassemble as nick states--the other is easier. I will provide links to videos for both to assist you is your project.


The second one is in Spanish but you can follow the video if you don't speak Spanish. Good luck with your upgrade.


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Some of them don't seem to have a %*%# Sata connection inside! What can one do then? I dont want an external solution.


My point as well. There is no SATA connection inside.

If anyone has the solution, please kindly point me to the right direction.


It does not have sata connection. What do you suggest?


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You can buy any ZIF/PATA 40pin HDD which is perfectly fit your netbook.

For example, Samsung HS06THB

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