Dell laptop Inspiron 6000 hard drive

  2neat 08:52 18 Mar 2007

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 about 18 months old.
I have a system restore disk which I made when I got the laptop.
It recently has had a couple of blue screen shutdowns.
It fell over this morning and looks like the hard drive has died.
I have plenty of experience with desktop PC but not lappy. Can I fit any make of laptop HD ?
The one in at the mo is 60G 5400. Would be nice to fit 120 & 7200. Any advice appreciated.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:20 18 Mar 2007

I've replaced a few of these drives in that machine and it is a doddle. You can use any drive and I usually use this 120Gb one at around £60(WD) click here I have not seen any 7200 drives though but you really would not notice the difference.


  2neat 09:26 18 Mar 2007

Yes doddle. Two screws & the hard drive is out.
I have been looking since my post & can get new 120G 5400 for about £60. Luckily my friend has one of these laptops so I can put his hard drive into my laptop to confirm all is ok.

  wjrt 09:35 18 Mar 2007

click here

note this is pata they also do a sata drive

  2neat 09:59 18 Mar 2007

drive that is in is ultra ATA seagate. What do I need sata or pata?

  wjrt 13:40 18 Mar 2007

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