Dell Latitude X1 Internal Hard drive Replacement?

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Dell Latitude X1 Internal Hard drive Replacement?

  • I've found one thread stating that Toshiba had come out with compatible HD's in the 1.8 inch style for this PC.

     

    Mine has a 40GB HD and I was wanting to throw a 80GB in it.

     

    I found these through a google search:

     

    http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=HardDrivesOpticalDrives/1.8-inchHardDiskDrives

     

    Anyone know if I need a particular 1.8 inch drive and where is the best, most reliable, most economical place to buy one?

     

    I was "hoping" for a 5400 RPM one.

     

    I priced a 4200 RPM 80GB through Dell and it was an astronomical (at least to me) $271 plus shipping.

     

    Thanks! :smileywink:

  • The only 5400 unit seems to be a serial ATA drive, which you cannot use - you must use the parallel ATA version.  At that, there are a couple of different connectors on these drives - be sure you get the one you have (I believe it's a ribbon ZIF connector, not the pin connector).

     

     

  • [QUOTE=ejn63]The only 5400 unit seems to be a serial ATA drive, which you cannot use - you must use the parallel ATA version.  At that, there are a couple of different connectors on these drives - be sure you get the one you have (I believe it's a ribbon ZIF connector, not the pin connector).[/QUOTE]

     

    Yeah, all the ones I see listed on Toshiba's site are listed as some type of ATA whether it be 3, 4, 6, 7 etc...

     

    To my knowledge, the HD in the X1 is IDE. This is what the HD in my X1 looks like.

     

    http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1646/dellx1hd2ls4.jpg

     

    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1364/dellx1hdgk5.jpg

     

    The thread I found on this forum mentioned a Toshiba model MK8007GAH. This model is actually outdated per Toshiba. If I'm not mistaken, that Thread was lasted posted in 2006 so it is a old thread.

     

    http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=insp_harddrive&message.id=50713&query.id=28122#M50713

     

    I can stil find the MK8007GAH for sale at a couple places but it ranges $250 used to $400 New which is outrageous.

     

    Maybe I'm off my rocker but I was thinking around $150 for a new one.

     

  • ATA7 is SATA and won't work.

     

    This one should:

     

    http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=8162135&oext=1038A&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8162135

     

     

  • [QUOTE=ejn63]

    ATA7 is SATA and won't work.

     

    This one should:

     

    http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=8162135&oext=1038A&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8162135[/QUOTE]

     

     

    That link you gave, when you click on specs, shows to be ATA7.

     

     

  • It's not clear, because it also says ATA.


    This one is ATA-6:

     

    http://www.atacom.com/program/print_html_new.cgi?cart_id=8265686_76_196_121_63&Pagecode=SEARCH_ALL&Item_code=HDNB_TOSH_80_2I&USER_ID=www

     

     

  • [QUOTE=ejn63]

    It's not clear, because it also says ATA.


    This one is ATA-6:

     

    http://www.atacom.com/program/print_html_new.cgi?cart_id=8265686_76_196_121_63&Pagecode=SEARCH_ALL&Item_code=HDNB_TOSH_80_2I&USER_ID=www[/QUOTE]

     

    But the pin configuration on that one looks nothing like mine (pictured in post above).

     

    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/1573/hdnbtosh802imoreji1.jpg

     

    That's different than mine.

     

    Message Edited by CotJocky on 03-14-2008 03:57 PM
  • Indeed it is a ZIF.  I don't see any Toshiba 80G that aren't either ZIF or SATA.

     

    There's a 60G that looks suitable:

     

    http://www.impactcomputers.com/mk6006gah.html

     

    The only other manufacturer of these is Hitachi and they list only the ZIF styles so that may be the best you can do.

     


  • ejn63 wrote:

    Indeed it is a ZIF.  I don't see any Toshiba 80G that aren't either ZIF or SATA.

     

    There's a 60G that looks suitable:

     

    http://www.impactcomputers.com/mk6006gah.html

     

    The only other manufacturer of these is Hitachi and they list only the ZIF styles so that may be the best you can do.

     


    (finally figured out how to quote on this site! lol...)
    I know Dell sells a 80GB drive, but it is 4200 RPM. Also it is expensive IMO; look at my first post.
    I know their is a Toshiba model out there that is 5400 RPM (if I'm not mistaken) and is 80GB but it is very expensive as well as it is old, out dated and Toshiba doesn't make it any longer, therefore is someone has one, they want an arm and a leg for it.
    I was hoping their was a current model by Toshiba or someone else that was the successor of the old MK8007GAH. And hopefully at a reasonable cost.
    If anyone knows of one, please post up. :smileywink:
  • The  5400 rpm Toshibas appear to be all ZIF or SATA, so they're out.

     

     


  • ejn63 wrote:

    The  5400 rpm Toshibas appear to be all ZIF or SATA, so they're out.

     

     


    Well, I would prefer 5400 RPM, but I would settle for a 4200 RPM, just not at $200 + dollars.