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Does the dell gx260 have a sata hard drive in it? or can it have one ?

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This computer only has a IDE not SATA hard drive, for the complete details about this model you can check this link.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/ug/index.htm

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: SATA Hard Drive Type The Dell Optiplex GX280 Takes?

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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.





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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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