Question about Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet
Need new hd for dell inspirion 6400, does anyone know if HITACHI 40GB IDE 2.5" LAPTOP HARD DRIVE, MODEL IC25N040ATMR04 S/N KBEZX9JH would be suitable?
This model laptop came with a 60Gb hard drive and it will work with a 40Gb hard drive.
If it was me I would install a 60 Gb hard drive not a smaller one.
Posted on Apr 30, 2013
Testimonial: "Hi chrjis, thx for the reply, just a spare laptop to give to neice. Just wondering though size wise etc will it be compatible as I have not purchased yet lots the same size ok but is there any dimension differences issues etc that will hinder it from fitting dell inspirion 6400"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
any IDE will fit, BUT there are at least two different IDE types. Parallel ATA (PATA), and Serial ATA (SATA). findout whether or not your laptop HDD is pata or sata, and then you can try looking at www.newegg.com and they will have good prices on new laptop hard drives. try looking for a 4200rpm or faster.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
SOURCE: hard drive problem
I've been wrestling with tw IBM's with similar issues for the last three days, one of which wouldn't recognize the hard drive or the CD drive. I'm going to suggest flashing the bios, this worked on the ones I have. Here's a link to the bios download. I recommend that you use the one for creating a diskette. Try this and let me know.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
XP install is not detecting any hard disk.
No jumpers are required for laptops, can only have one hard drive in a laptop.
Check the BIOS for the hard disk configuration, make sure that it is set on Auto (detect).
You may have a faulty hard disk, you can check it by booting up with a floppy DOS boot disk, run fdisk to see if it detects the hard disk, OR connect this hard drive to a USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port and if it detects it as an external drive the it is OK.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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