Recommendations for a second hard drive for my Inspiron 530 please


I have an Inspiron 530 standard.

My main 320 HARD disk drive is approaching full and I want to add a second internal HDD.

My intention was to use the new drive as a secondary drive just to store and edit photos.

Can anyone recommend a compatible drive about 500 GB in size I can use.

Can you tell me if there a SATA drive that I need, recommended speed (RPM) and I'll need to get all the connectors etc.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice



Assuming you have the Inspiron 530 mini tour and not Slimline 530 s version.

You can install any SATA 3.5 "internal hard drive 7200 RPM up to 2 TB without problem.

Discover the brands Seagate and Western Digital, also check the length of the manufacturer's warranty, unfortunately hard drives prices are extremely high, due to the flooding of the Thailand, readers, I bought last September for $40 with a promo, now costs $108.

Instructions for the installation of a second hard drive physically in a 530 are here.

You will need a SATA data cable, there should be a spare connector to SATA power inside the housing.

After you have installed the drive, enter the system setup and make sure the hard drive is "on" [We] and recognized.  The system configuration.

For windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted. Go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management, right click on the new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.


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