Suitable Hard Drive for upgrade to Dell Precision M90

I am after some advice on the following:

I have a Dell Precision M90, with a 60GB SATA 7200rpm drive, I want to upgrade this and am looking for a suitable alternative to the Dell option. If I purchase an upgrade from Dell the largest drive they do is 160GB, which would be OK, but, I would ideally like more; their product is also very expensive - £179 +VAT and Delivery.

Does anyone know of a compatible upgrade for this system? Will a SATA300 work OK? I have been looking at the following:

Hitachi 200GB SATA-300 7200RPM 16MB HDD 2.5"
Seagate Momentus 7200.02 200GB SATA 300 7200RPM 16MB 2.5"

I want a good brand, with 160GB as an absolute minimum. Many thanks for any advice.
MandyP1Asked:
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Most SATA drives have a jumper to disable the 300 mode, so that should not be an issue.


I hope this helps !
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eric1508Commented:
Here's a good possibility:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148290
It's SATA 150 at 7200rpm's which should work.  I don't know if your laptop will work with a SATA 3.0 drive so it's probably safer to stick with the original interface.  And for $70 at 300GB it might be the way to go.  Eric.
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PUNKYCommented:
Hitachi drive is good one, get it if you can.
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eric1508Commented:
I apologize for the mistake but I posted the wrong link.  The first link I posted was for a desktop hard drive.  Here's the right one:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145180
It's Hitachi as suggested above.  There's also another Hitachi that is 200GB for about $35 more.  Eric.
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MandyP1Author Commented:
Thanks to everyone who commented.
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