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HDD wont fit!!

I have a dell Inspiron 1521...and my HDD normally is 2.5 inches. I went to buy a new HDD, a western digital 250GB 2.5 inche notebook HDD, the last HDD I had was the same thing, except this new HDD I bought won't fit right into my HDD port. The last 1 was fine and fit in there good but this 1 wont, I double checked the sizes and they're correct so what do u guys think?

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  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    the HDD is EIDE and I usually use SATA cud that be why... lol

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    Ya EIDE has a way diff compatibility layout with the prongs I ******* didnt look to see if it was SATA lol. man Im having a bad day today. BACK TO BEST BUY TO GET A FKN SATA >:O!! thx guys

  • Ekse May 11, 2010

    what kind of a connector does it have? is it IDE or SATA?

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Just looked at the details that are stored on fixya, I see the laptop would have a SATA connector, so the new one is IDE? you will have to get a SATA drive and it should fit. well compair the original to the new one, the one with flat connectors fits?

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See if you are using an IDE or SATA drive as the interfaces are different, also check the old drive to see if it is in a "Chassis" that should be transfered to the new drive

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Is there an attachment on the old HDD that you can use to convert the pin layout to fit?

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