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Inspiron 660, replacement HDD

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Recently, my hard drive failed on my Inspiron 660 desktop that was purchased in 2013.  The failed drive is a Seagate ST2000DM001.  My plan is to replace it with basically the same size/speed drive. Seagate has discontinued the ST2000DM001.  Can anyone tell me if there are any compatibility issues if I use Seagate ST2000DM006 as the replacement?  Are there resources or references I can use to determine compatibility with various drives?

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speedstep
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Re: Inspiron 660, replacement HDD

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ST2000DM006 - 

2TB 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive SATA 6Gb/s 7200RPM

should be ZERO issues this is a standard commercial off the shelf drive.


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savvy2
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Re: Inspiron 660, replacement HDD (circa 2012) not chopped liver.

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SATA in industry standard.

not OS stated, by you. wow !

but you can put any sata drive made in there.

the only limit really is mbr formatted, so I GPT format  the drive any will work, 2001 to now, 18 years of drives.

tiny to HUGE>  I have a shelf full of these in my test kit. all work.

the 2 TB limits are real, for old controllers or for MBR disks. limited (format)

 

this PC uses this chip set by intel Intel B75 Express  and runs fast 6G SATA speeds so SSD disk will scream. and AHCI mode too.                                                                                                            

I see no limits on it, gen 3 processor too.

the only limits would be your BIOS (upgrade  it?) or the unstated OS.

version a13 is newest BIOS..  there should not get a BIOS limit on any 2012 PC from dell IDK but should not.

others here will confirm this .

if you did find a TB limit

format say a 4 TB with 2 x 2TB partitions. 

the other limit my MS  is this.

'Note Windows does not support starting GPT-initialized volumes by using UEFI systems on 32-bit versions of Windows. Also, legacy BIOS systems do not support starting GPT-partitioned volumes. Consult your system vendor to determine whether the system supports both UEFI and the startup of devices that have storage capacities of greater than 2 TB.  

but any GB drive upto 2TB works just by one, even SSD has them that big.

 

 

I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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Bgriffin184
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Re: Inspiron 660, replacement HDD (circa 2012) not chopped liver.

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Apologies. I’m using Windows 10 on a pentium i5 processor.  I realize the computer has a few years age on it but it’s very satisfactory for what I use it for.  I’m going for a low cost solution to get it back up and running and I wanted to make sure I made the correct considerations before I purchased a replacement drive. 

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speedstep
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Re: Inspiron 660, replacement HDD

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ST2000DM006 - 

2TB 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive SATA 6Gb/s 7200RPM

should be ZERO issues this is a standard commercial off the shelf drive.


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