I have a computer:
Dell Precision M50
Intel Pentium M 1.80 GHz
HDD Hitachi IDE ATA 40 GB 5400
I want upgrade HDD.
Does M50 support HDD on 160GB ?
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.
May be is ways for support 160 GB HDD in my Dell Precision M50?
Read above - no. The largest drive the BIOS will support - any version of the BIOS - is 120G.
Read this and see on Description
Compatibility with Precision M20, M40, M50, M60, M70
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.
It may work, but be sure your operating system supports it - the BIOS will report the drive at 137G.
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!
Hello EJN63 ,
I was wondering if you know where I might have any luck finding a replacement Hard drive for
your Dell--I am in desperate need of one! Or any alternative drives
For what model?
Hello--I have it in the hands of a friend that diagnosed the problem for me, let me get ahold of him and I'll let you know ASAP. I know it is a Dell Precision M-50, anything else escapes me...the number 170 is in my mind for some reason, unsure if that helps--sorry.Thanks for your prompt response!Cheers,Jonas
I got the model, it is a PP01X Precision M-50. I have 1 GB of RAM currently, do you suggest I get another 1 GB to optimize speed? I do not do much high power computing--mostly browsing, poker, email and some shorter videos, however I'd like to stream TV and movies eventually so wondering if that would be recommended. Also, if you know what type & where to get memory please let me know. It's my first laptop and a hand me down,about 8 years old I am not wanting to put too much money into it as something else may break but my uncle who gave it to me spent like 5 grand on this thing way back so I figure it's gotta perform pretty well. Per the hard drive replacement just looking for something in the 60-80 gb range as I have a USB 500 bg external drive. Thanks for your time and help!
Have a good weekend.
I have a Dell Precision M50 laptop I need a hard drive for it what is the price of one or do I have to upgrade and if so to what type of hard drive?