Inspiron 1525 dead hard drive - need compatable replacement
Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:53 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:10 AM
You won`t very often find a used HDD for sale that has not been formatted
so finding one that suits your requirements may be difficult.
You may have other options to assisst you with this, such as obtaining a
compatible HDD & then have a data transfer company transfer the data from
your damaged drive to the replacement (although this is not always possible).
Before you do any of this I would post the exact details of what happened
with the present hard drive, & what its present working condition is,there
may be another possible soloution, below are some comparable machines that
this particular hard drive is compatible with, there are a lot of other make
& specs available & this is only an example, hope this helps
NEW Samsung 100gb SATA Laptop Hard Drive 5400RPM
Inspiron - 1318, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1420, 1427, 1440, 1470, 1501, 1520, 1521, 1525, 1526, 1545, 1570, 1720, 1721, 1750, 640m, E1405, E1505, E1705, 9400, 6400 Mini 10, Mini 10v, Mini 11, Mini 12
Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:58 AM
Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:19 PM
The chance of finding an exact replacement that you would be able to install and turn right on without any problems would be slim to none.
I want to buy a used 40gb+ hard drive already loaded with an operating system and software for my machine.
All hardware and drivers on your main board would have to be exact to the one your "used" drive would come from. If not you will have tons of driver issues.
You are also getting into a grey area for the OS license. Depending on type of license, they are married to the computer.
You would be farther ahead with a new drive and then calling Dell to get some recovery disks for the computer.
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