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Old 05-08-2005, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick question about the hard drive in my Dell Insprion 5100 Laptop. I currently have a 30Gb in it, but I am quickly running out of space and am looking into purchasing an 80Gb. I found one, a WESTERN DIGITAL 80 GB 5400 RPM Scorpio Internal EIDE Hard Drive. The only problem being that I found my drive bay to be ATA. Hopefully this is easy for ya'll, but, will this new drive work for me?


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I'm not big on HD's but I don't believe so.

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i take it the hard drive uve found is a 2.5" one designed for a laptop or a standard atx case one? as long as its th 2.5" one and its IDE u should be fine, but a standard size ones wont fit.
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Yes, it is 2.5", however, all I'm worried about is the difference between ATA/IDE(Current Drive) and EIDE(What this new HDD uses). Any help on that? Thanks so far!
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