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Hard drive crashed


Eddie 2425

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my son has a dell 1750 inspiron hard drive has crashed error 0146, so i want to replace the drive, the excisting drive is a 320 gb, can i replace this with a 1tb cheers Eddie

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Strawballs

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As long as it's one of the same connection type ie SATA or IDE.

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Eddie 2425

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thanks strawballs thats the bit I dont understand Eddie

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RobCharles1981

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Sata and IDE are different connections.

Also are there any important files on that drive to retrieve?

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lotvic

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Service Manual support.euro.dell.com

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BRYNIT

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If it has a ribbon with a wide connection it is IDE if it is a narrow cable with a small connection it will be SATA Click here this will show a picture of the difference.

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Eddie 2425

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Thanks Robtheorganguru there is no important files to retrieve.Thanks Lotvic for that link.Thanks Brynit for pointing out the difference in types of connections trouble is the hard drive is a push in, just undo 2 screws and it pushes out. On the drive it does say interface sata so I assume thats the connection. Many thanks for all your replies Eddie

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spuds

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Even though its true, that most computers (especially the older type) might have a 'ribbon type' connector, there are some that have a single round cable, doing exactly the same job as ribbon with the same end connectors, but are made to assist air flow!.

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Strawballs

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When you pull it out is there a wide slot in the end with a lot of pins (39 I believe) if so it's IDE if not it's sata as it's a laptop it will be of the 2.5" type.

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lotvic

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dell 1750 inspiron is a laptop, it will be a 2.5" harddrive (not a 3.5" which is what tower desktop pc's have on the end of ribbon type connector).

Here's a picture of SATA and IDE 2.5" http://www.laptopparts101.com/hard-drive/

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Eddie 2425

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thanks for all your help it was sata got the new hard drive today just loading windows many thanks Eddie

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