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Dell Dimension 5000 - Installing extra Hitachi 500GB SATA Hard Drive

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I bought and fitted a Hitachi 500GB SATA Hard Drive to my Dell Dimension 5000 Desk Top, but the desk top don't seem to pick up the SATA. I mate of mine said I need to get drivers for the new Hard Drive - I've looked around on the web, but can't realy find anything. Can anybody offer any help please.

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Hi i bought a 500gb samsung harddrive thinking to install it into my dimension 5000 but i was missing a data cable. i went to dell to ask about where i could find one and they told me that my dimension 5000 wouldnt support a 500gb harddrive. the max apparently is 400gb... if you have managed to get it to work however. please report back.

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You need to turn it on in the Bios so the computer sees the drive, then format it.

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