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Old 12. Jan 2015, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell Inspiron 1545 Hard Drive

The hard drive died on my Dell Inspiron 1545 and now trying to buy a new one. Sort of confused about 2 different sizes floating around the Internet. Some places are selling 9mm; some selling 7mm. Some forums say the 7mm is too small and need a spacer to make it fit. EXACTLY which size comes with the laptop? Why would there be 2 different size hard drives for sale? y laptop came with a Toshiba, SATA 5400RPM 250GB. I am going to replace with a 500GB. Need some advise!!! Thanks
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Old 12. Jan 2015, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you try looking up the specifications or the manual for Dell Inspiron 1545 on the Dell site? See if there is any mention about the specifications for the hard drive.

I looked around a bit and found that for Dell 1545, hard drives with 2.5 inch form factor are being offered. All of them have 9.5mm of height, which is what your laptop should have. Length was 100mm and width was 70mm. That's what should fit in your laptop.

Maybe post on the Dell community forum too.
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Thanks for information.
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Old 14. Jan 2015, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It is extremely unlikely that the smaller drive will not fit.
These drives only vary in height and above the fixings and the vast majority of laptops use an adapter between the drive and the laptop anyway.
I have never ever seen a case where a lower height drive that that fitted by the maker of the Laptop hasn't worked.
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