Any hints for HDD swap in a Portable

By Liquidlen
May 7, 2004
  1. I am going to put a new 40 Gig Hdd into my Daughter's Dell Inspiron 8000 (10 Gig) I have built a number of ATX's but never a portable.I checked Dell's site they have directions that look pretty basic, but I thought maybe one of you guys might have some hints or issues I should be aware of. Any thoughts?
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    its pretty simple, you pretty much just remove a screw, pop out the drive and pop the new one in. One thing you do need to know(you may already) You'll have to replace that drive with a Notebook HDD.
  3. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,094

    Thanks Storm ;
    I did by a Hitachi 2.5 for Portables.(Although I have done worse)
    I would have hung my head in shame if I made that mistake!
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    It's extremely simple - really not much to worry about. I have a laptop whose drives I switch out regularly - one drive has Redhat on it - the other is Windows. Takes all of 30 seconds to switch and get going. How quickly you can switch will depend on your laptop model/design, but it should plug right in with only 1 possible way to connect.
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