What type of hard drive will fit in my notebook? I looked at a WESTERN DIGITAL Scorpio WD2500BEVE 250GB, WD2500BEVE 250GB, PATA/IDE 5400
RPM 8MB Buffer Mobile Hard Drive but the connection is different.
Looked at Dell compatibility and the attachment shows a WD 320gb Scorpio at 5400 rpm for your system at a good price. As long as your changing, get more storage. Go to dell support, parts & upgrades, put your service tag # in and they will recommend for you. Check out the 7400rpm as well for more speed. Recently put a WD 7400 in my 3 yr old M2010.
Hope this helps.
XPS8300, i7-2600, 12GB DDR3 Ram, AMD HD 6770 Video, ST2420L Monitor, WIN 7 64bit Home Premium
That is a parallel ATA drive - the Vostro 1500 needs SATA. You will need to return the drive and purchase a Serial ATA drive.
I've bought a Western Digital WD3200BEVT 320gb SATA3 connector and works fine on the Vostro 1500. Installed Windows 7 and besides the memory corruption bug, everything's fine.
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