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Dell Latitude D520 T2400

by artois111 / December 4, 2008 7:14 AM PST

Hi guys my current hard drive on my dell is Fujitsu MHV2080BH (80 GB), I would like to upgrade it to:WD5000BEVT 500GB/SATA. After browsing the forum/net/user manual I still can't find info regarding limitations on storage capacity.
Does anybody know whether DELL LATITUDE D520 T2400 supports this amount of storage? If not what is the max size it supports?


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Your main concern . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 4, 2008 10:34 AM PST

is SATA. Will the motherboard accept a SATA drive, does it have SATA ports? If so you need to make sure you have drivers for a SATA drive as the primary drive. Size is not the concern, drivers and ports are.

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thanks for the reply
by artois111 / December 4, 2008 9:14 PM PST

If my current hard drive is connected via sata to the motherboard.
"Fujitsu-MHV2080BH: Interface-ATA/ATAPI-7, SATA II Ext to SATA1.0a,SATA II Electrical Spec.1.0".
It gives me reason to beilive that I do have sata ports no?
Or should I check the motherboard as well?
And another thing I read that dell limits the storage or access to maxed storage in the bios Have you heard anything about it?

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In theory
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2008 9:27 PM PST

This machine is not from the time of IDE and limitations. It came with Vista or XP SP2 so all you need is the right physical size drive and interface.

If you can't tell what SATA is, then I suggest you research this more.

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