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Acquire a hard drive for a laptop

By srichter ·
I am in possesion of a Dell Latitude CPi A366XT and am trying to locate a hard drive for it.I haven't had the opportunity to work with laptops so I'm wondering how do I go about finding a drive that will work in this laptop?

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by rkuhn In reply to Acquire a hard drive for ...

Just about any 2.5" hard drive will work and installation is easy. They typically just slide in a slot on the side of the laptop, need a screwdriver only.

Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry's, etc. Or on-line like NewEgg.com.


You can get a 80GB 5400 RPM for around $70, a 100 GB 5400 RPM for around $90, and a 120GB 5400 RPM for around $100.

For better performance, you can get the 7200 RPM drives but you'll pay a premuim for that. Will almost double the price.

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by srichter In reply to

Thanks Rick every little bit helps. Especially for the newegg.com URL.

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by bibi54 In reply to Acquire a hard drive for ...

I got new HD for my toshiba satellite from www.drivesolutions.com. 1st rate service, price, & easy install.

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by srichter In reply to

Thanks dude every little bit helps.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Acquire a hard drive for ...

OK Dell has almost nothing on it's site to let you know what's in these things. The only thing that I found that may be useful is at the following URL


But this tells you nothing about even where the HDD is positioned let alone the size of the thing. At a discussion group one person listed the size of the HDD as 6 GIG which will mean if correct that you are limited to about a 10 GIG HDD as the upper limit and as Rick has quite rightly pointed out above the smallest new 2.5 inch HDD that you can buy is a 40 GIG HDD so it may be too big for the system but that only applies if the original poster at the discussion was correct in the size of the HDD refer here


If the original listed size is incorrect as they claim to be running XP you can get away with any of the currently available HDD's but if the ^ GIG is correct you will have an upper limit available to you which should be around the 10 GIG Mark as this is a P2 unit you may have a slight problem locating a HDD that will work correctly with the system.

Dell Latitude CPi A366XT
6GB drive (unknown model)
NeoMagic 2200 video chip (2.5MB video memory)
Pentium2 @ 366MHz w/ 256kb internal cache
128MB ram
BIOS Revision A15


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by srichter In reply to

Thanks for the info Hal. I believe I can handle it from here.

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