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You can find out by looking for a SATA connector on the motherboard

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SOURCE: SATA in DELL OPTIPLEX L?

HDD Controllers are IDE
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op160l/en/ug/specs.htm#1135527

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SOURCE: SATA Hard Drive Type The Dell Optiplex GX280 Takes?

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It makes no difference providing the computer motherboards support SATA interface.

SATA 1 and 2 drivers are in the BIOS. If all the computers have SATA 1 you can upgrade the BIOS to latest version via Dell's support website.





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Posted on Jul 08, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks, ill look into that. how do you update the bios? (i have never had to do it before) do you burn the update to a cd/floppy and boot from it? Cheers again!"

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That model has standard IDE interface for hard drive. Don't think 500 GB or higher comes with that interface. The standard now is SATA interface for hard drives. Here is a lnk to the owner's manual for you model:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx60_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf
You tell the difference between standard IDE and SATA in that the standard IDE interface uses a wide flat ribbon cable to connect to the drive. SATA uses a small thin cable as shon in the following link:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cooldrives.com/lib/cooldrives/ultraflex-sata-cable-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cooldrives.com/24seatsaiiul.html&h=514&w=600&sz=35&tbnid=wGLj8F1otpnJYM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=113&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwhat%2Bdoes%2Ba%2Bsata%2Bcable%2Blook%2Blike%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=what+does+a+sata+cable+look+like&usg=__57zU4K_H2rpvq5AyZ41v_Ag4RTk=&docid=m3f9D21nEcMb3M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NZQVUbrfDJD49gSd44CAAg&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQ9QEwBA&dur=81

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I am trying to upgrade to a 1tb SATA HDD on my Dell Optiplex GX270. It does not recognise my new drive in my BIOS, I have updated BIOS to A07. Am I missing something? Is it compatable with SATA?


I have the same model PC with a 250gig Sata HDD and dont have any problems. If a PC can read 250g it should be able to read 1000g. This may sound silly but is Sata turned on in Bios

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Does a western digital sata 160gb work in a optiplex 280 machine


Yes it will. Please check Dell OptiPlex SX280 specs here. It supports Serial ATA hard drive.

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I WANT TO INSTALL A SATA HARD DISK. IT IS USING


If your Dell desktop computer does not have a SATA controller on the motherboard, and if you have a spare PCI slot, then you need to purchase a PCI SATA controller to go with the SATA hard disk.

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SATA Hard Drive Type The Dell Optiplex GX280 Takes?


Hi,

It makes no difference providing the computer motherboards support SATA interface.

SATA 1 and 2 drivers are in the BIOS. If all the computers have SATA 1 you can upgrade the BIOS to latest version via Dell's support website.





Regards.

Jul 08, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Hi, will a Sata hard drive with Sata to IDE converter work in an Optiplex GX260?


If you have enough room for the converter and power adapter you should be fine. Note that the speed of the drive will be reduced to that of the IDE converter which will be slower than a direct SATA interface.

Good Luck

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Dell optiplex will not recognize hard drive


Is it SATA or IDE? Have you tried another cable? If it's IDE, have you checked the jumper settings (usually Cable Select is easiest)?

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Is SATA ii compatible with Dell 755?


Yes the Dell Optiplex 755 desktop uses SATA II connections.

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Proper pin numbers to install inserts in a Dell SATA 34 pin GX270 motherboard


why do you need the IDE cable pin out if you are using SATA?
they are diiferent and not interchangeable. if you want to use IDE pin out for SATA, then you need to get a adapter from IDE to SATA.

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