Hard Drive Upgrade Suggestions for Dell E1705
Posted on 2008-10-30
I wish to upgrade my current 100GB hard drive in my Dell Inspiron E1705 to a 320GB hard drive. Will ANY 2.5inch 7200 hard drive work (ie, Hitachi, Seagate, WD, etc.)? Also, is there one that uses less power to conserve battery life, as well as is there any problems with the heat issue and installing it in a two year old laptop? I saw an older question about this and someone mentioned an eSATA drive. Is that different from a SATA drive listed on most hard drive sales websites?
[NOTE: Dell tech support says E1705 only will hold 200GB drive. Seagate drive tech people said 'contact Dell' to find out if drives compatable' BUT they think it would be....uggh!]