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#1 wllm55

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:04 PM

I have an 80gb hard drive and would like to get something bigger. Dell offers 100gb and 120gb drives but I was hoping for something at least 250gb. Is there a way to figure out what drives will fit my laptop and I will not have overheating issues or power problems? If anyone could direct me to a website or whatever I'm open for suggestions. Especially which brands or speeds to look for or which ones to avoid.
Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 02:38 PM

http://www.newegg.com/laptop hard drives
You need to know if it's IDE or SATA
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Garmanma, So I have to assume that other than the type of hard drive there are no issues about heat or power? Thanks for the info. Bill
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:59 AM

No, there shouldn't be any issues
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

Thanks, it's time to take out the charge card! Thanks again, Bill
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