williamgld
Copper

RE: Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

Soelvberg, so nice of you not to share any details about how you solved your problem!

Anyways, the problem seems to be with thin (7mm) Seagate hard-drives that do not make physical contact with SATA slot of Dell computers, when fully inserted. Seagate support says I should buy a hard drive adapter bracket, but they don't make or sell them. Dell says they don't sell such brackets, either. Neither do local PC hardware stores in town. My solution : return this thin Seagate junk to the seller and buy a normal 9.5mm 1Tb SATA II drive for my Inspiron 1545 (a Dell tech says both SATA II and 1TB are supported).

A question for Seagate: why the hell make a smaller hard drive, if it doesn't fit a standard slot?