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Windows 7: I have a 64 bit OS, but 32 bit drivers installed on my C: drive. Help!

02 Nov 2010   #21
Orbital Shark

 
 

Your laptop supports 2.5" SATA drives upto 640GB according to This


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02 Nov 2010   #22
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need a SATA laptop drive. Make sure when purchasing it is a 2.5" SATA laptop Hard Drive.
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02 Nov 2010   #23
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

No, one is a SATA (DELL) and the other IDE.

Check ebay for some good deals (Try to buy new though) 'inspiron 1545 hard drive/2.5" hdd sata'
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03 Nov 2010   #24
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok so I have another drama...My hard drive has now completely died and it seems impossible to tell what interface my hard drive has in order for me to buy a new one.
My hard drives interface looks like this: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1270&bih=710
Now I've been getting all confused as to whether this is a SATA, Serial ATA, ATA-100 or ATA-6
Because not just any old SATA interface will fit.
I cannot have one with pins, help!
I'm pretty sure mine's interface is "Serial ATA", but when i search to buy one, they look different.

Thanks everyone!
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03 Nov 2010   #25
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

would i be right in saying this would be right? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002842SR...SIN=B002842SRY
if so i will buy it now!
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03 Nov 2010   #26
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

Serial ATA is SATA - which is what you have.
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03 Nov 2010   #27
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i realise that its the same, but when googling to see what the interfaces look like, they are different.
for instance i found my exact hard drive with a sata interface that showed it had pins in the image, not how my one looks.
sorry it's just really confusing me, i dont want to buy one called sata and find it doesnt fit.
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03 Nov 2010   #28
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Documentation

This should be your drive I use Newegg.com to buy all my tech items check it out.
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03 Nov 2010   #29
archwonder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sandman...i can't find what you meant was my hard drive, all I see is the service manual and that doesnt specify.
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Thanks!
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03 Nov 2010   #30
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

SATA like IDE is standard. Your 7 pin connector may have an enclsure to appear different but it will still be 7 pin. When you said your old hdd in your other laptop had pins I thought you meant 40 pin PATA. If it has 7 pins then try it.
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 I have a 64 bit OS, but 32 bit drivers installed on my C: drive. Help!




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