Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
You may have to reboot a few times to update the bios with the new card. But there is probably an IRQ problem between the 2 cards. To fix this move the sata card over one slot and try booting again maybe 2 or three times.
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
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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
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
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