Second hard drive in Inspiron 1720

I'm looking to add a second hard drive to my Inspiron 1720. I currently have a 160GB 7200RPM hard drive in bay 1. I run Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Does anyone know how big a secondary hard drive my system will take? Also, is there a guide on how to install the drive and get it working in Vista as a secondary? I know I need the caddy + parts, I'm more concerned with what to do after physically installing the drive.



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Re: Second hard drive in Inspiron 1720

It'll take any capacity 2.5" 9.5 mm SATA notebook drive.  500G is currently the largest available and they're bargains now - around $100.

Once installed, open the disc manager in the control panel (under computer management/admin tools) and partition and format the drive.

Note:  the caddy you need is NOT the same as the one for the boot drive, so be sure to make that clear when ordering.


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