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    hard drive problem

    dell inspiron 8600 hard disk is no longer available in our area. is it possible to use another hard drive?

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    Hi,

    It is possible to use almost any type of hard drive for it, the main two connection types are SATA or the older IDE, the easiest way to tell the difference is in the connector or cable: SATA is narrower (width) but slightly thicker compared to IDE, IDE cables are more like a ribbon.

    Depending on what connection type/s your MoBo (motherboard) and PSU (Power Supply) have, that will tell you which type/s of drive you can look at.

    You would want a 3.5" drive (not a 2.5" one) as 3.5" is the standard size for a tower-type computer.

    Whether you want an SSD (Solid State Disk) or the older HDD (Hard Disk Drive, the spinning disk type) is up to you and your budget, but SSD is faster for access times.
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    tnx! but it's a laptop - dell inspiron model PP02X. i have here a 3.5" IDE hard drive with a cable. if i can use it in may laptop, then i will appreciate much whatever idea you can share with me.

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    You'll need to check the owners manual or the dell website to confirm but most laptops use a 2.5" hard drive so no you can't use your larger drive. There simply won't be room to mount it. You might also need to double check that the laptop supports newer larger hard drives. You might need to make a few adjustments to get anything over 120Gbs to work.
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    Ah, lappy...didn't check that bit...
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