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Slave drive into Dell Dimension 5100

Hello I own a Dell dimension 4600 that I believe the power supply went out on. I'd like to take the hard drive out of this machine and install it in my Dell Dimension 5100. Does the 5100 have the power and plug ins available to do this?

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Yes it does. It may not have an IDE cable if using SATA hard drive, but it does have a port on the motherboard to plug in the cable you take from your 4600.

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You can go to a PC parts store in your area and take your chances...but they're usually more expensive then Internet sources (they've got to pay for their brick-n-mortar store overhead).

Here's a link for a very inexpensive replacement 400W power supply for your Dell Dimension 5100:

http://www.affordablesurplus.com/dell-5100-5150-power-supply.asp

This particular site offers $8 Flat-rate shipping & a 1 year warranty. Your power supply is only $49.99 - you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, but that's the best I could find with a quick Google search.

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