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Internal hard drive upgrade for inspiron 6000

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June 9, 2010 8:17:35 AM

Hello,
I had been chatting with the sales rep. in Dell but this is what they want me to purchase [Western Digital
500GB SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive 8MB 5400RPM 2.5IN Scorpio Blue ] is everyone could help me find a internal hard drive with capacity of "160-500gb" that is compatible with my Inspiron 6000 notebook? and does my notebook support SATA?
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June 9, 2010 8:17:43 PM

giov said:
Hello,
I had been chatting with the sales rep. in Dell but this is what they want me to purchase [Western Digital
500GB SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive 8MB 5400RPM 2.5IN Scorpio Blue ] You can buy this HDD series (different capacities up to 640MB, I think) at many retailers and e-tailers.


is everyone could help me find a internal hard drive with capacity of "160-500gb" that is compatible with my Inspiron 6000 notebook? It works in the Dell Inspiron 6000, I installed a WD 160 GB scorpio blue in mine last summer. If you get an HDD larger than 120GB, you must use WinXP sp2 or later to use the entire drive's capacity.

and does my notebook support SATA? Yes, you have to remove the converter connector on your existing HDD and put it on the replacement HDD.

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June 9, 2010 8:22:04 PM

The notebook is IDE.
When installing a new drive, you will need to load the XP operating systam on to the drive, and you will need to load drivers and possibly proprietary firmware located here:

http://support.dell.com /support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l =en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid= &impid=&SystemID=INS_PNT_6000

remove the blank spaces from the above link before copy, paste to browser window.
The firmware update is marked: "urgent"
If you do not want to load all that stuff yourself, the ready made drive from Dell is the answer.
Here is a drive that will go in the Dell:
http://cgi.ebay.com /Western-Digital-320GB-ATA-PATA-IDE- Laptop-Hard-Drive-/ 360269388283?cmd=ViewItem&pt =LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e1ba99fb
remove the blank spaces from the above link before copy paste to browser window
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June 9, 2010 11:25:28 PM

soundguruman said:
The notebook is IDE.
When installing a new drive, you will need to load the XP operating systam on to the drive, and you will need to load drivers and possibly proprietary firmware located here:

http://support.dell.com /support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l =en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid= &impid=&SystemID=INS_PNT_6000

remove the blank spaces from the above link before copy, paste to browser window.
The firmware update is marked: "urgent"
If you do not want to load all that stuff yourself, the ready made drive from Dell is the answer.
Here is a drive that will go in the Dell:
http://cgi.ebay.com /WesternDigital320GB/ATAPATA-IDE- Laptop-Hard-Drive-/ 360269388283?cmd=ViewItem&pt =LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e1ba99fb
remove the blank spaces from the above link before copy paste to browser window




hello :

sorry i don't know how to do it but i tried to removed blank spaces on said link but i don't know why it doesn't show me the right page ... 320gb this is great also so i just plug it in and that's it? thanks for quick reply.
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June 9, 2010 11:37:32 PM

try searching western digital laptop hard drive on e bay, you need an IDE drive, not SATA.
But as it goes, you need to load all the dell drivers into the system along with XP. You can find the drivers on the dell website.
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