Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

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Dell Precision M50 ugrade HDD (Hard Drive)

  • I have a computer: 

    Dell Precision M50 

    Chipset 845MP 

    Bios A12 

    Intel Pentium M 1.80 GHz 

    RAM 512Mb 

    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?

    For example update Bios or other ways.
  • Read above - no.  The largest drive the BIOS will support - any version of the BIOS - is 120G.

     

     

  • Read this and see on Description 

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com/160GB-Hard-Drive-for-Dell-Inspiron-8100-8200-8500-8600_W0QQitemZ350106146363QQcategoryZ158852QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

     

    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.

     

     

  • Yes 160GB Hard Drive is fully compatible with your laptop
  • Seller answed "Yes, 160GB Hard Drive is fully compatible with your laptop"
  • It may work, but be sure your operating system supports it - the BIOS will report the drive at 137G.

     

     

  • Hello James,

    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!

    Cheers,

    Jonas

  • 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 that'll work??

    Let me know when you can and thanks for your time!

    Cheers,

    Jonas

  • 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.

    Cheers, Jonas

  • 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?