Question about Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop
The Dimension 4700 replaces the Dimension 4600 (a former PC World Best
Buy) in Dells lineup of value systems. With the 4700, Dell takes
advantage of Intels new 915G chip set to add such new features as
5.1-channel sound and HDTV, wide-screen, and dual-display support. The
chip sets built-in Graphics Media Accelerator
Storage controller Type: 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Controller Interface Type: Serial ATA-150
Channel Qty: 4
Storage controller (2nd) Type: 1 x IDE - integrated
Controller Interface Type: ATA-100
Storage Hard Drive: 1 x 160 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm
Optical storage Type: DVD+RW - ID
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
It is SATA - Serial ATA (DELL Dimension 4700)
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
I'm sorry, but I couldn't wade through this bunch responses, so I'm going to give you my own.
You have 2 sata drives installed, already, so you cannot add an additional one w/o a bunch of wonky adapters, so use the IDE channel. You say you have an IDE rom drive. Well, there's a reason there are 3 connections on an IDE cable. One side goes into the motherboard, the other 2 into your drives. The motherboard side is the one furthest away from the center connector. I assume you have the primary connector connected to your rom drive. the 2ndary one would be on your hdd. Why people asked you why you're doing this is beyond me. It works, you'll have an extra drive, your preference. Whatever.
Let me know if you have any more inquiries.
To answer your questions from your original post directly, the other 'ide' channel is specifically for a floppy disk You CANNOT connect an IDE cable to it. And yes, you can connect an hdd to the slave port on the ide cable.
Posted on May 01, 2008
Dell Dimension 3000 accepts IDE hard drive. Any modern IDE drive should be fine
Check out Dell Dimension 3000 Service Manual for spec and how to remove and install parts.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Yes, I'm afraid it's some form of difficulty in sending files from the SATA data-stream to the IDE ATA drive. It may be motherboard-specific, I don't really know. However attempting to send data between SATA and ATA drives is as I described above. Sending an 18-wheeler down a two-way highway and having the truck make a U-turn to reach the opposite drive.
Sorry I can't confirm if it's motherboard specific, I'm limited in that field of knowledge.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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