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James_bvi
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Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

I have a computer: 

Dell Precision M50 

Chipset 845MP 

Bios A12 

Intel Pentium M 1.80 GHz 

RAM 512Mb 

HDD Hitachi IDE ATA 40 GB 5400

 

I want upgrade HDD.  

Does M50 support HDD on 160GB ?

 

 

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ejn63
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

2.5", 9.5 mm and parallel ATA only, 120G or smaller.

 

None of the C-chassis Dells of which this is one, support larger drives.

 

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James_bvi
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

May be is ways for support 160 GB HDD in my Dell Precision M50?

For example update Bios or other ways.
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ejn63
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Read above - no.  The largest drive the BIOS will support - any version of the BIOS - is 120G.

 

 

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James_bvi
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Read this and see on Description 

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/160GB-Hard-Drive-for-Dell-Inspiron-8100-8200-8500-8600_W0QQitemZ350106146363QQcategoryZ158852QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

 

Compatibility with Precision M20, M40, M50, M60, M70 

 

???

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ejn63
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Ask the seller.  The BIOS on the system you have will show 137 Gbytes for the drive size, if the system boots at all - some of the C-series will not even boot reliably with a larger drive installed.

 

 

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James_bvi
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Yes 160GB Hard Drive is fully compatible with your laptop
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James_bvi
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Seller answed "Yes, 160GB Hard Drive is fully compatible with your laptop"
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ejn63
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

It may work, but be sure your operating system supports it - the BIOS will report the drive at 137G.

 

 

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jonasm88
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Re: Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

Hello James,

I was wondering if you ever had any luck finding a replacement Hard drive for your Dell--I am in desperate need of one! Do you have an alternative drive that'll work??

Let me know when you can and thanks for your time!

Cheers,

Jonas

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