Spec for spare laptop drive

  setecio 21:51 02 Oct 2009

I need a spare 2.5" laptop drive for my Dell 1501 insp laptop click here

What exactly do I need to be sure in the spec to have it compatible with my laptop .... will any sata 2.5 drive do ?

  woodchip 21:54 02 Oct 2009

Remove the one in the Laptop, it should be easy to do, just two screws at the edge of Laptop or under a plate at the bottom. no need to take the laptop apart to remove it. Name etc will be on it

  setecio 22:03 02 Oct 2009

Yep, it is the drive in the link above - a samsung HM080HI

I haven't found anywhere that has them in stock so I'm wondering if any 2.5 sata drive will do ?

  woodchip 22:09 02 Oct 2009

Hitachi should do as long as you buy the right one Sata or IDE Buy one as fast as you can afford as this does make a difference to speed of a Laptop 7200rpm if you can get one

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