This really shouldn't be this hard ... I've spent over an hour trying to figure out what the exact right hrd drive model might be for an Inspiron 8500.
When I plug in the system's serial number, I get this report for what it shipped with:
So I hop over to Dell Parts, and find that Dell apparently doesn't sell internal hard drives anymore ... ??? What's up with that???
So I've been hunting the 'net elswhere and found one shop wants to sell
Manufacturer Part Numbers: MK6034GAX. Compatible Notebook Models: Dell, Compaq, HP, Toshbia, IBM, Sony and several other manufacturers notebooks. Product Specifications: Capacity: 60GBRotational Speed: 5400 RPMMotor Drive: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Height: 9.5mmAverage Seek Time:12msInterface: ATA-6Transfer Rate: 100MB/secBuffer:8MBHours:300,000 MTTF hours Manufacturer:- ToshibaCondition:- Brand NewWarranty- 6 monthsIn Stock:- Yes
For a really expensive price ...
So I moved on to my favorite resellers, CDW and Tiger Direct ... can't seem to find "ATA-6" ... so will an ATA-100 work in this laptop?
Any 2.5" 9.5 mm parallel ATA (ATA-133 or lower) drive will work as long as it's 120G or smaller.
Thanks - this is the one I had my eye on ... a bump up from 4200RPM to 5400RPM ...
Better price, free shipping: