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Is there any limitation for Harddrive upgrade for Dell XPS M140 Laptop

Hi, Existing harddrive for my laptop Dell XPS M140 has a problem so I am planning to buy a new one. Could you please let me know up to How much capacity will Dell XPS M140 Laptop will support. I am planning to buy 160 GB harddrive from Western Digital (WD1600BEVE).

Thanks,
Ramesh.
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noxchoCommented:
In other words you can use same type HDD of 160GB will work for sure. I recommend getting bigger drive of 250GB if you plan to upgrade the drive.
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nobusCommented:
from this article, it looks like an IDE drive :  http://www.parts4nb.com/catalogue/product/dell-xps-m140-60gb-internal-hard-drive

this can interest you :  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/PC_Laptops/Q_23597639.html

there is no problem, upgrading to 120 Gb, but if you try a larger one, it may no be used completely - due to bios limitations
but i found this 320 Gb :  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330355907328
so it looks your bios can handle bigger sizes
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blissbearCommented:
You shouldn't have a problem going all the way to a 320gb IDE hd with the bios on this box. But, you will run into issues if you try to use cloning software to transfer your old partition to your new drive due to the way this box supports HPA partitions.

Read this problem/solution for help on cloning to your new hard drive: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/PC_Laptops/Q_23597639.html

Enjoy.
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nobusCommented:
bliss bear - why did you post the same as i did ??
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rbmedarametlaAuthor Commented:
I have installed 160 GB Western Digital Harddrive without any issues. Looks like we can go upto 320 GB on this.
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