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Inexpensive Hard Drive Replacement for Hitachi DK23EB-40???

by fairhopeal / August 25, 2011 4:53 AM PDT

My (40GB) hard drive went out on my 2003 Dell Precision M50 Laptop. I pulled it out of the laptop and found out it is a Hitachi DK23EB-40 and can be replaced with any other hard drive that is 2.5", 95mm, IDE/EIDE/parallel ATA, & is between 40-120GB.

I would like to spend as little as possible as the laptop is old, but it still works fine.
I'm not sure the best place to buy, but I do have $30 gift card at that I need to use if they have something for a good price.

Any suggestions???

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I've seen such at
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 5:49 AM PDT

You have other places like,, fry's and amazon. Since such things change daily as to availability you have to shop around.

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Anything for $30???
by fairhopeal / August 25, 2011 7:16 AM PDT

Is it realisic to find something to replace the hard drive for $30 or less?

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Not at all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 7:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Anything for $30???
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