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Quick question about hard drive connections


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#1 forest bayou

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:32 PM

I have a SATA 1TB hard drive that I want to put in my Latitude D810, but the connections are different. Would I have to replace the motherboard to get the right physical connection, or am I doomed from the start?

 

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The rest of the story: I have a laptop (inspiron 1535) that my kids use. It is in bad shape, physically, but has a 1-yr-old 1TB SATA hard drive. I found a Latitude D810 for sale cheap because it is "very slow". I figured I could pull the hard drive from the Inspiron and put it in the Latitude. Problem solved, right? I should have known better.

 

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

From what I see...SATA drives are not supported in a system designed almost 10 years ago.

 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19181444.aspx

 

I consider changing a motherboard on a laptop major surgery and when you consider the age of the system...if'ts probably not the smart direction to move towards, IMO.  New board normally entails new RAM, IME...possibly other expenditures.  And...MS considers a change of motherboard to be a new system, thus your license to install Windows would not apply.

 

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