Most likely you would prefer remove the hard drive from computer instead of shipping out the whole unit to data recovery lab. Most of Toshiba computers designed for easy removing the drive when it is necessary. This article maybe helpful if you lost the original manual for your laptop, or simply do not have time to search and read one.

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Basically, a screwdriver and concise direction are all what you need for fast and successful drive removal manipulation.

After drive was removed, carefully look at it. You may find few attached things that are not parts of the drive. Do not forget to remove and retain for future usage all brackets and connectors or SATA adaptors from the drive, because they a not needed for data recovery process. Keep them for the new drive installation.


A common HDD/SSD removing instruction for most of Toshiba Laptops

1.Turn off the power of the computer and remove the AC adapter. 2.Unlock and remove the battery pack from the computer. 3.Release the Memory cover screw and remove the Memory cover. 4.Release the SSD cover screw and remove the SSD cover. 5.Remove the following SSD pack.
Pic. 1 Toshiba Portege upside down
Pic.2 Removing a cover

Few facts about Toshiba Laptop Hard Drives

Toshiba Tecra models with HDD and SSD.

Toshiba Tecra Z50-034014 has a 1.0 TB, 5400 RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

Toshiba Tecra C50-C1501, C50-C1503, C40-C1401 have a 750 GB, 5400 RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Toshiba Tecra C50-01301H, C40-0ND03K have a 500 GB, 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Toshiba Tecra Z50-034007 has a 512 GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)

Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1411, A50-C1543, A50-03P01G have a 256 GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD).

Toshiba Tecra C40-D1400ED, A50-02J01E have a 128 GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)

TOSHIBA Portege Convertible with SSD.

Toshiba Portege X20W-D1200ED, X20W-D1252, X20W-D58E1M, X20W-D58E1M have a 256 GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)

Toshiba Satellite C70, C50, L and P Series Laptops

Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5385, C50D-C00V (PSCQEA-00V00H), C70-C00M (PSCSJA-00M00F), L50-C036 (PSKWNA-036002), L50-C02X (PSKWSA-02X003), L70-C00J (PSKZEA-00J00H), P50-C00W (PSPTSA-00W006) have 1.0 TB, 5400 RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Toshiba Satellite P70-B097 (PSPPNA-09700M) has a 1TB, 5400rpm hybrid drive with 8GB solid state cache (SSHD).

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Toshiba Satellite C50D-C00U (PSCQEA-00U00H) has a 500GB 5400rpm HDD

Toshiba Satellite P50-C00X (PSPTSA-00X006) has a 256GB M.2-based solid state drive

Pic.3 Removing a hard drive from old SatelliteToshiba Satellite Radius Series

Toshiba Radius L10W 11-B00L (PSKVUA-00L001), L40W 14 L40W-C009 (PSLZAA-009001) have 128GB solid state drive (SSD)

After you are done with the hard drive removal you may proceed to placing the data recovery order.

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