Internal hard drive upgrade for inspiron 6000

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. en_luf@yahoo.comThank you for the quick response treefrog07 nice so it work well with insiron6000 and i read some good reviews that this WD 160gb HDD Scorpio Blue it last long. Right now my system is running service Pack 2 so I'm okay to get this 500gb then. what do you mean "or later to use the entire drive's capacity?" so you mean after installing large capacity drive it will not show or run as 500gb if your not in SP2?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This is the drive I installed in my Dell Inspiron 6000 last summer. I had to remove the adapter from the old HDD and install it to the new HDD before installing the replacement HDD into the bay. You can download the WinXP Dell drivers and software here. There are no Vista or Win7 drivers available at the Dell site.
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