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I want to swap out a hard drive.

When I go to purchase a new HD, can it be different in GB, GB/s and so on or must the metrics be identical? I assume if I have a 3.5 inch, the new HD should also be 3.5 inch. However, can I change the amount of GB and also the speed? What should I know before ordering?

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  • vinray89 Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same question, about what the largest supported hard drive for a Dell GX270 is. The Dell website does not say by the way. Please someone must know the answer, right?

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Depending on the age of your PC, you can purchase a higher capacity hard drive. If it is a desktop, you probably have a 3.5" IDE or SATA drive. Give me your PC's model # and I will give you further advise.


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Look for a bigger drive with faster RPM's. Make sure you buy the same type of interface EIDE or SATA

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Depending on your current computer you can increase the size of the drive if its fairly new then you shouldnt worry since it will most likely be compatible with any of the latest hard drives now. as for the speed the faster of course the better. To be certain of what your computer can take as for the size of the hard drive you can go to the manufacturer website of the computer and find the user guide for your unit. there you will see the manximum sizer of hard drive that it can take

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Yes, you can change the size and speed. You must make sure your interface is the same, either IDE (a wide 40 pin connector that uses a ribbon cable) or SATA (a small black 4 pin connector).

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