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Inspiron 2650 compatable hard drive?

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HI, I have recently learned that my hard drive is slowly dying and needs replaced.

I was looking for some information about buying a new hard drive and what specs will work with my computer.

I have a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop with 128 MB of RAM.

My current hard drive is 18.6 GB but I was hoping to get one that was a bit larger.

Are there hard drives that have a larger amount of space that will work with my computer??

Is there a recommended manufacturer I should check out? .....I'm leaning toward not getting one from Dell

Any info is helpful, I am really in the dark about what specs I need to know inorder to make an informed purchase.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. I did a google search for your Dell model number and found a hit at pc world where they had tested such a computer that had a 30 gig hd. You should be able to achieve at least that, maybe more. Dell support has an update and/or upgrade checker software that you can run on your sytem. Do you have that installed? If not go to http://support.dell....=en&s=gen&~ck=m
and give it a shot. Do you have a windows install cd? When you go to replace the hd, you will need it. Many computer manufacturers do not provide a windows install cd, even though you already PAID for it. Hopefully you have a windows install cd or a Dell recovery cd. If you don't have one of these, you need to call Dell and get one.

In theory, your laptop should accept any standard laptop hard drive. Your owners manual should tell you how to replace the hard drive.

I suggest you back up any data you cannot afford to loose BEFORE the hard drive bits the dust.

Edited by austin_o, 27 May 2006 - 07:11 AM.

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