Dell :: Latitude D430 Hard Drive Upgrade

Jan 26, 2010

which hdd is best to upgrade the slow 4200rpm 1.8-inch drive that my laptop came with?

I'm interested in the best value price/performance.

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Dell :: Latitude D430 (dead Hard Drive)

Jan 29, 2010

I am getting a hand me down Dell D430 (Latitude) but it coming with a dead hard drive.

Can you all please help me ind a replacement hard drive, or suggest some possible alternatives for me to use in this laptop. I know it takes a 1.8in PATA/IDE hard drive but I am having trouble finding any.

If you can suggest with a link a good hard drive for me to use.

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Dell :: D430 Hard Drive Failure

Oct 8, 2008

We've got 2 D430's in house and they are awesome. One of them just had the hard drive stop working and it was confirmed by swapping drives between the two systems. These have a 2.5" proprietary connection and Dell is telling me that there is no way to access the drive to potentially recover the data since its not a standard PATA interface. It's got some really small ribbon connector on the drive that hooks into a custom connection to the D430.

Does anyone have any ideas, or familiarity with how we can get access to this drive so we can run some utilities on it? Dell seems to be of little help here and the D430 simply doesn't recognize the drive at all. I'm not sure I would have bought these systems knowing that this was a potential issue.

I'm hoping there is some know interface that will allow the drive to hook into a standard PATA connection to recover data.

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Dell :: Latitude D430 Power

Jul 2, 2009

Right i try switch the D430 its powers on the 3 leds all come on also the power led and hdd led

then before i get a screen or bios it dies (about 3 seconds)
can power it back up but same happens
ive removed everything i can to just run the bare bones
no wifi no BT

when i take the hdd out the led doesnt show when i power up so the board knows its missing ive added some ddr to see if it was the onboard ram still no joy
tried pressing F2 and power to get a error code but nothing happens just powers off again

tried external monitor nothing
tried litheum battery tested 3v
tried without litheum battery
tried with and without hdd
Also tried with and without main battery just with ac adaptor

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Feb 21, 2008

I have a dell D430 but the temprature is far too hot, dell could at least test their Ventilation system before releasing it, if i could add another fan or software to get around this. I have windows xp professional installed.

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Feb 7, 2013

tell me whether a 64GB SD card can be used with the Lattitude D430. If so does it require any drivers or special set up - when ordering do I have to specify anything other than a standard card? As a matter of interest what is the largest SD card that can be used with the D430.

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Feb 15, 2009

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OEM" and the "Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9320421AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive (Bare drive) - OEM"
Which one do you recommend I get?

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Dell :: 2nd Hard-drive On Latitude E6400

Dec 2, 2008

Which kind of 2nd hard-drive can you add to Dell latitude e6400 laptop ?
Is it 2.5" or 1.8" hard-drive size ?

Is it easy to remove it from the bay to bring it with you when you can not take your e6400 with you ? so you can always have your data with you when you use another PC (ideally via USB)

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May 25, 2010

I have a dell latitude c640 30 gig hard drive. Im not to good with laptops. My hard drive finally broke.

I was wondering what a good replacement would be. Also if anything faster then a 4200rpm fits. I am just not to sure what to order so that it is compatibl

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Dec 9, 2014

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Also, if I need to reinstall my own image of Win 7 from new disks, will this e641 run 64bit.  Currently the OS is WIn7 Pro.What about the recovery partition? I already have a spare 5ooGB 7200rpm 2.5" disk and i have a lot of hardware experience so I have no concerns about the actual disk replacement.  It's just the image.

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Feb 8, 2009

I think the E4200 is a great machine, and I can probably get one cheap off Dell Outlet. My only real concern here is hard drive capacity. The standard options of 64GB or 128GB SSD aren't going to cut it for me...

I'd want to have at least a 256GB SSD or one of the Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM 1.8" drives.

I know that the E4200 has a 1.8" hard drive slot, so a standard 2.5" notebook hard drive will not work at all.

But its 1.8" slot should mean that regular 1.8" hard drives should work in it, no? Surely the computer can use either a 1.8" SSD drive or 1.8" hard drive

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Mar 16, 2009

Looking at the dell site, it's pretty clear that I can put a second hard drive in both the vostro and the precision. However, I can't see that option for the Latitude. Am I missing something? The latitude, being right between the other two, is the best fit .....

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Dec 4, 2007

Currently I have a 60gb 7200 drive and I'm constantly battling for disk space and I regularly have to move files off on to my desktop to reserve space. The last straw was just last week I wanted to install all of the Orange Box and well that's like half my hard drive. I had to remove my entire mp3 and photo collection and uninstall a ton of crap to find room for it.

Anyway, I'd like to get a bigger hard drive. 100+ gig minimum. I'd like to stay with a 7200 rpm drive but it seems from some threads around here that you can get virtually the same performance from the larger 5400 drives. If that's the case, I don't really care which speed it is.

Is there a certain formfactor for the drive I'm looking for? Certain brands? Anyone who's upgraded the harddrive in this system have any advice? Most of the threads I found regarding new harddrives are on the newer Dell systems; and mine is a few years old.

I suppose an external drive is always an option; but like another post here it'd have to be usb powered as I need it to be fully portable and carrying another power cord around just isn't gonna work. I've never had any experience with external drives however; though I imagine they work identical to an internal for all normal purposes. How about speed though? Are they feasable to run games off of or can you pretty much only use them for file storage?

It seems ideally I'd minimum want to upgrade my internal drive with 100+gig drive and then possibly also get an external drive later. So knowing that what should I be looking for for an internal drive upgrade. Can anyone give me any models or links to good ones or where I should be looking?

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May 12, 2009

I've got an old Thinkpad R61i with a Western Digital "Blue" 320gb drive installed in it running Vista Premium.

I bought the drive from Zipzoomfly and installed it into the Thinkpad in January in order to bring back some life to the computer. And it worked; it's fast and quiet.

A few weeks ago, I bought a refurb E6400 from the Dell outlet store. It came with a 160gb hard drive installed.

It's a nice drive. But as the days tick away, I've been thinking of pulling the 320 from the Thinkpad and installing it into the E6400.

I'm mean what the heck, I'll get twice the space, and it's a Western Digital. It's a win win.

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So far, I'm pretty happy with my XPS 1330, other than my stupid decision to upgrade the operating system to Vista Ultimate. I ended up losing all required drivers and now it likes to crash now and then (I think it's because of the display drivers). However, that's another story!!

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I am a gamer and a student, and having my touchpad/touch stick enabled hinders my ability to type or play games as easily as I am used to due to misclicks.  I used to be able to set my laptop to disable my touchpad (and other related hardware) automatically when I plugged in a USB mouse, and I would like to return to this setting if possible. How to do this without disabling the touchpad in the BIOS (as I do need to use my touchpad during lectures) ...

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Dell 9300 upgrade question.

Bought a Dell 9300 couple years ago and I'm wondering if upgrading my hard drive from 5400 to a 7200 rpm will I notice a big enough boost in performance to justify the purchase?.
and second will this work in my laptop?

HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 HTS722020K9SA00 (0A50940) 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s found on this page www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi7200+RP

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I am thinking of upgrading the hard drive on my Dell E1405. I was just curious if there is some kind of limit as to how big a drive I can get or is just whatever my wallet will tolerate.

In addition, can anyone point me to the "correct" hard-drive that my laptop supports? (I'm assuming it's a SATA drive.)

I wasn't sure what type (if there is one) that I need to buy for my laptop. Just anything on amazon or fry.com, or something along those lines.

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My question is is it possible to get a bigger compatible hard drive in the computer's slot? I'm almost full with music (that I've copied from my CDs) and family photos, etc. so it would be handy to have more space to work with.

It's still in good shape. The warrantee just ran out a year ago and I've got a bunch of newer expensive parts (screen, heat sinks, heat fans, etc.) so it's likely worth my while if such a hard drive is available.

My computer might last another three or four years without having to need serious costly repairs making it best to simply buy a newer one. (I'm keeping all of my necessary files on a 320 gb USB drive in case that happens.)

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I plan to do the following:
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I am trying to upgrade my Inspiron 9400 to 320GB hard drive, Windows 7 OS and 4GB RAM.

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I re-installed the original RAM and tried it again. Still nothing. Same results.

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I been searching around for a new optical drive(dvdr+dl) for my e6400. so far, there a two types of notebook drive that i know of. the more popular 12.5mm and ultra slim 9.5mm optical drive. which type does the dell latitude e6400 uses?

Im looking at this particular drive as my upgrade, but one comment stated below and was wondering if its true?
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I'm cheap, illustrated well by me buying a refurb MBP for $1350 after waiting for a couple years to pounce on one. Being cheap, I was thinking of purchasing a 320gb HD for the MBP for like $65 off Newegg, and having the Apple store pop it in for me so my 1-year warranty will remain intact.

Does the Apple store charge for this service if they are installing an HD I am bringing in? If I purchase an upgrade HD from the Apple store themselves, will they provide the service free or at a discount?

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Right now, my hard drive is flush with the side of my laptop. It has a black trim on the side that is the reason for the flush side. It came this way from Dell. However, in purchasing the new hard drive, what can I do to make the side flush again, as well as the hard drive secure (dust, falling out, etc)? Can dell provide the part (side cover)?

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I dont know whether I need SATA or SATA300, 8MB or 16MB, 2.5" SFF or 2.5"x1/8H. Also, if I got a 5400RPM replacement (effectively downgrading the speed)

would I really notice that much difference ?? I 80% web browse, but the other 20% I video and photo edit and game, and I wouldnt really want to sacrifice performance if it made a big difference.

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