Help finding HDD for Dell Latt at DABS Please

  Giggle n' Bits 22:02 11 Sep 2004

Trying to find on Dabs site the location of Laptop/notebook Internal IDE HDD for Dell Lattitude Laptop. Think there 3.5" but can someone point me towards them on DABS site please

Or click here sell them stating for Laptops can any type of HDD for a laptop be compatible if its the correct size in inches.

Ideally 20GB in size.

  TomJerry 22:09 11 Sep 2004

this page gives you all IBM/Hitachi Travelstar model click here

For value for money, get at least 40GB.

For performance 7200rpm is the best, 5400rpm is good, 4200rmp is slowest

There are others, find for you later.

  TomJerry 22:19 11 Sep 2004

Dabs is good, but you can compare with others, e.g. Ebuyer

Here is all notebook IDE HDD in ebuyer click here

My suggestion: value for money Seagate ST94811A 40GB 8mb Cashe 2.5ins 5400rpm Notebook Drive £62.60 click here, Samsung MP0804H 80GB 2.5ins 5400rpm ATA100 £105.81 click here

High performance: Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 7200RPM IDE ATA/100 2,5" 9,5mm 7K60 £113 click here

  Giggle n' Bits 00:46 12 Sep 2004

Thanks TomJerry.

so any 2.5" size HDD will fit the Dell & it doesn't matter what make. Was hoping to get one for arround £65 as the laptop is 4 years old.

What is the catergory in DABS for Laptop HDD's Please ?

  TomJerry 03:00 12 Sep 2004

You can find it from the links I listed in previous post.

HDDs are normally standard compoents, so any maker will do.

But, I am not 100% sure for Dell because we did some Dell laptop HDD upgrades in work over years, mostly fine, but we had problem a few years ago (around 2000) when we upgraded a laptop bought in 1997. In that case, the fixing is not standard one in laptop, new HDD cannot be fixed securely. We made a fixing ourself in workshop and that laptop is still happily working in lab for data collection in experiments.

  Giggle n' Bits 11:45 12 Sep 2004

I prefer computers ATX not Laptops but friend desperate for work use.

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