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Switch out internal drive from notebook

camtz asked
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hi, I would like to exchange the current internal drive on my notebook:
Inspiron 14R (N4110, Early 2011)
Service Tag: 2Z3Q3S1 | Express Service Code: 6476137633
So I went to Dell's website:


to try and find out what kind of drive I currently have and couldn't find out.  One of my concerns is that there are three listings under ATA and one of them says "Thin".

Is there a way to determine that by looking in Device Manager and/or somewhere else on my notebook?

Secondly, once I find a replacement, will it be a simple manner of disconnecting and re-connecting using the existing wires/cables? My hope would be to find a 1 TB, 7200 RPM replacement but the only thing I know at this point is that it has to be a 2.5 inch disk. (don't know if it has to be thin).  Thanks, Carlos
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