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Old 07-19-2009, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone have seen it?
i found one for certain dell models.
but im not sure if it will work on mine.
i have a dell inspiron 700m
trying to see what can i upgrade to make it do more stuff

after few hours of research i have found not what im looking for.

i found the adapter to connect a cdrom to IDE but havent found the opposite

to connect the ide to atapi-50(slim laptop cdrom plug)

in short i want to add more memory to this laptop besides the harddrive but dont know whats available

it has a pcmcia slot also

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I would either use an external hard drive enclosure via usb or get a larger internal drive and swap it out with your old one for more space.

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Originally Posted by raverx3m View Post
anyone have seen it?
I have seem some HP/Compaq and IBM/Lenovo with multi-bay hard drive adapters. About the only laptops that seem to have this option are have been the business-corporate models. I have even seen some unbranded laptop that have this option as a RAID1.

However some thing like this is not as popular now days. Hardrives are getting bigger and when that fails, there is always external hard drives. Plus the other thing that you need to ask is whether or not you really need to carry all that data.

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