Originally Posted by Booster4075
The BMW info on the CIC system says the hard drive is "comparable to the hard drive on a home computer or laptop." Its a 2.5" 80 GB drive. In addition, they say the CIC's modular construction make the hard drive independently serviceable - its inside the CIC in the lower half mounted on a slide-in tray. (However, BMW dealers will just replace the CIC as a unit.) If you take the bezel off the front, there is a little rectangular port in which the drive slides out backwards (towards you.) ...see attached
Interesting. It is clearly a Toshiba disk, but unfortunately the resolution is not good enough to get any other details from it.
It could technically still be either PATA (IDE) or SATA. But PATA would not be very future proof, so I would assume SATA.