Laptop Hard Drive Replacement

  RussG 19:30 24 Sep 07

Hi - hoping someone can help.
The hard drive on my wife's laptop, Dell Inspiron 1100, has taken a turn for the worse. It's Four years old and it has had a good and useful life(but now it is dead). I am inclined to replace it if I can get one at a reasonable price. Drives from Dell seem to cost around £120 + so not so keen, I have seen laptop drives for £30 on the net, but are they compatible with said Dell Inspiron 1100.
Can anyone offer any advise.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:28 24 Sep 07

TAke it out have a look at it.

You may find its a Toshiba drive,

measre and check pysical dimensions when out of its "adaptor plate" some are slightly thicker than others.
9.5mm and 11mm seem to spring to mind.

  RussG 20:32 24 Sep 07

Thanks for your reply - So I really just need to get something the same size, there is nothing unique or different about Dell compatible drives?

  wee eddie 20:45 24 Sep 07

Laptops are made with such fine tolerances, as to the internal spaces, that you will need to get "exactly" the right replacement drive.

  ambra4 21:01 24 Sep 07

Try here

click here

  RussG 21:04 24 Sep 07

Thanks All, opened her up and found a Toshiba as Fruit Bat suggested, just found the same model on Ebay and ordered it for £25 including PP (chap had 100% positive feedback so worth a punt!)

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