Re: [linux-dell-laptops] replacement hard drive - Dell only?
- The newer Dell Latitudes use standard Fujitsu and IBM 2.5" hard drives. All
you should have to do is remove the drive carriage and replace the drive.
There is a circuit board that plugs into the IDE connector to mate with Dell's
interface. I have used other brand hard drives without incident.
On Thu, 05 Oct 2000 22:43:29 -0000, craig@... wrote:
>I have a used Dell laptop (Latitude cp 233 Mhx) on which I want to
>install Linux. My initial problem is simply that the hard drive is a
>bit small (at around 2 gig) to have both Windows and Linux. Dell says
>to ONLY use a Dell replacement hard drive. Can anyone tell me if this
>is correct? I can find Maxtor and IMB branded notebook harddrives at
>a parts store a lot cheaper. Could I use one of these instead?