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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
10-18-2011, 08:12 PM
basically yes, just unplug the old drive and install the new one, reload windows either through a USB flashdrive or an external DVD/CD drive and dont forget to reload the Dell drivers also....thats it
Dell 1010 Service Manual
its easy, just remove the 3 screws underneath to remove the keyboard and the HD is right there, 1 screw to remove the hard drive caddy, 4 more to remove the caddy from the drive and reverse, takes about 10 minutes......see the above manual
BTW: I would have gone with a bigger drive than the tiny 160gb but its your system, I wish that I could have gotten a terabyte drive to fit but all the terabyte drives are 12mm and the largest 9.5mm/9mm drive you can get is 750GB (which is all that will fit in the 1010/1011's).....I am gonna replace my 5400rpm drive though with a speedier 7200rpm drive in the near future, the spare drive I can throw in to an external housing and use it for backups and I also prefer Western Digital over any others
PS. Western Digital Drives come with a 5 year warranty too...but you were right to replace it though because the S.M.A.R.T. error you were getting is a definite indication that the drive was on its way out......you may have gotten another 6 months from the old drive or maybe 6 minutes.....hard to tell
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