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What HDD does my Dell 500sc require. Current drive has died

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Assuming your dell is the same as this one reviewed by PC magazine in 2001 it needs an IDE (a.k.a. "PATA") drive. It's old enough it may not recognize larger drives. You may have have to track down a 40 or possibly 80 gig IDE drive some where (eBay maybe?). In my experience people don't want them so you can probably get them rather cheap.

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