Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
I know this is old, but I think maybe I can help someone who is having a similar issue. I assume they were using some kind of IDE to SATA convertor from the motherboard header (the place where it plugs in on the motherboard) or an SATA to IDE convertor on the drive itself. It is probably not working or the mainboard can't support it. Here is the answer from the manual referring to the diagnostic LEDs:
As long you have the drivers to support it, it should be better.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: Dell Dimension 5510
Normally you would set it up to boot from:
1. CD/DVD drive
2. Hard Drives
There may also be a floppy drive to add in whereever you want it.
This problem sound like some kind of drive controller or the drives are not being recognized in BIOS...check and make sure you see the hard drives when setting the boot order.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Have you enabled the drive in the BIOS yet?
To do this hit F2 when it starts up and then go down to drives. Hit enter and then locate the SATA port that you have it in and turn the drive on.
Let me know if this works or not. If it doesn't, give me additional details and we will try to fix it.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
SOURCE: Dell DimE310 wont reeboot
try this unplug your machine,take off the side cover,there is a jumper near the battery for the cmos,it has three pins,remove from pin 1&2
and place on 2&3,remove an return to the original position.
plug in and restart,at startup press F2,scroll to boot sequence and press enter,change order to (1)CD,(2) IDE hard drive(3) SATA hard drive,save and exit.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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