Dell Inspiron 1525 :: Upgrade To 3 G/bs Hard Drive

Feb 10, 2013

I would like to update the factory installed 160G Seagate HD to a larger WD750G.  The Seagate is a 1.5 G/bs drive and the WD is a SATA II 3 G/bs drive and I have read that first generations controllers might not read the new drive.  My Dell has a 0U990C motherboard with Pentium dual T3200 processor, BIOS A17 and an Intel GM965 chipset.

Will I be able to install this new drive without any problems?

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