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SOURCE: I have three RD1000 catridges

Yes, no problem. But test the ones you have now before that - to make sure the disks are the ones that failed and not the board of the cartridge.

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Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
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http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products-Infodev/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf
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if you will delete the hard drive you cant reload your windows again , it is improper to do that,,,

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Your drive is most likely either secured or formatted for Mac. Try installing the Mac format driver on your Dell and see if it can recognize the drive afterward.

Download and install Macdisk from the below link and see if it works, let us know if it doesn't.

http://download.cnet.com/MacDisk/3000-2248_4-10061804.html


Hope this helps FixYa,

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