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How do I replace hard drive in dell OptiPlex 360 with Seagate barracuda 160 gb 7200 sata hard drive?

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Do you want to replace it or add it as a slave drive....is your hard drive bad or just limited use...there are different jumpers that need to me set for different way of installation....do you have a new license for installing an operating system....several questions come to mind...I've replaced several and added slave units but it differs.....Can you give me more details and I may be able to assist you with your endeavor....Do you have an alternative method for accessing the internet or better yet, fixya website?

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SOURCE: How to detect two IDE drives with same brand

Put both drives on the same ribbon cable, both drives set to cable select <CS>. the bios will then detect them as primary and secondary.New drives are RAW and therefore not detected by any Operating system until formated. You can use seatools from seagates website to install and format the drive or use disk manager in windows.
Partitioning the drive in Windows XP / Windows 2000 (for systems where this is the 2nd drive in the system).

  1. Boot into Windows XP.
  2. Open Computer Management and select Disk Management.
  3. Initialize the drive.
  4. Partition the drive.
  5. Format the drive.
  6. Assign the drive letter.
  7. Initiate changes.

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SOURCE: Dimension 4700 with Barracuda 500Gb SATA HDD

Windows XP installer will partition any hard drive with 10% open space. (system paration for recovery).
yes! it is acceptable. you will see 500GB but only have access to 475GB.

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SOURCE: 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.

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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SOURCE: i have a dell optiplex

maybe the hard drive is not yet recognized by the system. try to reformat your hard drive by using disc management. got to control panel, performance and maintenance, administrative tools, computer management. under storage, click disc management, right click on the new hard disc drive and click format.

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SOURCE: is sata 160 gb hard

No unfortunately it is not supported in your system.

You can maximize your system hard drive up to 40 GB.

Thanks.
Have a great day

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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Can I install Seagate barracuda 160 gb 7200 sata hd to replace hd in OptiPlex 360?


Hello

Yes you can
Assuming you have backed up all your data that is important to you (pictures , files, documents etc)
WARNING you will have to reinstall windows on to your computer after installing new hard drive!! make sure you have windows disks
here is the link on how you replace it. Its on page 70
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-360_service%20manual_en-us.pdf

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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:
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Contact your local computer store, a computer technician/data recovery technician may have just that circuit for you to use and transfer your data onto a new hard drive.

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My seagate barracuda 7200 80 gb having s/n: 9qz0c2zz is not recognize by my computer im using windows xp operating system


try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
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