what does this mean

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Hard Drive 160GB (5400rpm)
160GB 5400 RPM SATA RAID 1

does it mean it has two hard drives?

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the aliens are coming??

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foxymissroxy;3332832

the aliens are coming??



you missed them hun, they been and gone

160GB - size
5400rpm = rotations per minute the disc does (the higher the #, the better)
sata = type of connection, you can also get IDE
raid1 = has raid technology, used mostly by huge pc's and servers with more than one hard drive

it is one hard drive

sassie;3332849

you missed them hun, they been and gone



Damn why do i always miss the good deals!! :x

lol sassie

/pats sassie on the head

awwwwww xD

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when i put in the service tag it says

HARD DRIVE : 320GB SERIAL ATA (5.400RPM)

if it is RAID1, then it has more than one hard drive inside the computer. But will only show as one hard drive in Windows. Most likely there are 2 hard drives

en.wikipedia.org/wik…D_1

sitalchauhan;3332911

if it is RAID1, then it has more than one hard drive inside the computer. … if it is RAID1, then it has more than one hard drive inside the computer. But will only show as one hard drive in Windows. Most likely there are 2 hard driveshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID_1#RAID_1



could it be a partioned Hd??? my hd has 3 partitions

its a 320gb but its only showing 160 as it has been split in 2 for back up and for data

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oh i bleedin give up

sassie;3332945

oh i bleedin give up



it should say in description if it has one hd or 2

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its on the dell outlet

when you look at system identifier it says

Hard Disk Drive: Hard Drive 160GB (5400rpm)
160GB 5400 RPM SATA RAID 1

when you look at service tag it says

HARD DRIVE : 320GB SERIAL ATA (5.400RPM)


and when you ask sassie she says errrrrrr-errrrrrrrrrrrr

RAID 0 or RAID 1 doesn't necessarily mean there are two drives, while to function as part of a RAID setup you do need two drives, often drive controllers let you configure a single disk RAID 0 or RAID 1 array.

John

sassie;3332984

its on the dell outletwhen you look at system identifier it saysHard Disk … its on the dell outletwhen you look at system identifier it saysHard Disk Drive: Hard Drive 160GB (5400rpm) 160GB 5400 RPM SATA RAID 1 when you look at service tag it saysHARD DRIVE : 320GB SERIAL ATA (5.400RPM) and when you ask sassie she says errrrrrr-errrrrrrrrrrrr



That doesn't make much sense, a RAID 0 setup with 2x160GB drives would give you 320GB total however a RAID 1 setup with 2x160GB drives is just 160GB total.

I assume this is a laptop, which model is it?

John

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the studio 17

That model does support two hard drives, based on the information you've given I'd guess it's two 160GB drives but that is just a guess.

John

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me thinks i best go for just the one - lol dont wanna buy think im getting 320 then to only get 160

From what I recall this model was sold with a pair of 160GB drives within the last couple of months but I can't say for sure without seeing any of the specifications.

John

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this is the service tag 4K95Z3J b ut will only tell you what i just have - lol

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if it is a german order, do they redo the software before release?

I'm not sure, I've not bought an Outlet machine which has originally shown with a foreign layout.

John

Does it say it has a UK keyboard? Might be best to ask them directly but you wouldn't want to end up with a German keyboard layout... :giggle:
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/%7Etphillip/german-keyboard-a.jpg

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jah128;3336253

Does it say it has a UK keyboard? Might be best to ask them directly but … Does it say it has a UK keyboard? Might be best to ask them directly but you wouldn't want to end up with a German keyboard layout...



no it says

KEYBOARD : INTERNAL GERMAN QWERTZ KEYBOA
1 OPERATING SYSTEM : GERMAN GENUINE WINDOW
1 DEUTSCHES MICROSOFT WORKS 9.0 (TEXTVERAR

Oh dear, I'd avoid (see above - thats a qwertz keyboard layout (and english keyboard is a 'qwerty' based on the top line of characters!)

Also the OS and other software will all be in German (not even sure English would be available as an option).

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the identifier says Keyboard Internal UK English Qwerty but when you go into service tag it says german

sassie;3336318

the identifier says Keyboard Internal UK English Qwerty but when you go … the identifier says Keyboard Internal UK English Qwerty but when you go into service tag it says german



Weird - not sure I'd risk it, certainly I'd try and contact them first. I guess you would be able to return it if it is in German as its incorrectly labelled on one of the pages - make sure you take screenshots just in case if you go that route. But personally I reckon I'd not take the chance (its a nightmare typing of foreign keyboard layouts, particularly if you need the £ pound sign!) :thumbsup:

all outlet machines are in English. regardless what the tag info says.

shanecr;3336359

all outlet machines are in English. regardless what the tag info says.



Thats good news - does that also include all the software?

jah128;3336369

Thats good news - does that also include all the software?



yes. all software included is English.

No worries then - just seems a bit daft of Dell leaving misleading service pack info there...

Q Can I buy Dell Outlet system if I live outside of the UK?A No - not … Q Can I buy Dell Outlet system if I live outside of the UK?A No - not currently. You must live in the UK, have a UK delivery address and a UK Credit Card when purchasing with Dell Outlet Online.

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