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Thank you very much for the response. I'm not sure if it is SATA or IDE, but now that you informed me, I will be sure sure to look. Is that the only determining factor that I need to purchase a new HD? Thank you very much also for the website. I've heard of them, but didn't know which company to shop from. Have a great night.


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Tiger is really great; I use their sister company as my distributor for my pc sales business. The only other determining factor is the size of the hard drive. $60 can get you 200 GB, but $100 can get you 500 GB. It all depends on how much you need. Glad I could be of help. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

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No diagram needed. All optical and hard disc drives will need to have power and data. If they are IDE, use those cables. SATA get SATA cables. The ports on the system boar will be labeled as SATA 1 and so on. If they are not the correct order when you boot, you can swap the cables or change it in the BIOS.

Nov 11, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I dont have a hard drive, can i use any hard drive

I looked up the specs on that device. See below. The specs call for IDE. You will only be able to use an IDE harddrive drive. You can pick IDE drives up pretty cheap from TigerDirect, Amazon, NewEgg or most local tech computer/tech stores.

Oct 21, 2012 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I have windows xp and when i try to put a cd in to burn it doesnt register the cd

The cd/dvd burning unit is dead, you will have to buy a new one - it's less than $30 at every pc shop. Just make sure to get an IDE one, not SATA.

Jul 06, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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What cable do i need to hook up samsung ts-h663b 22x dvdrw sata to dell dimension 2400

You are going to need more than a cable to connect a SATA drive to the Dell Dimension 2400's motherboard. The motherboard only supports IDE devices.

Assuming the original power supply, you need either a SATA controller PCI card (and an available slot) and a 4 pin device to 15 pin SATA power converter (like this: or an IDE to SATA data connector (like this: )

The IDE to SATA data connectors come in a couple of types. Some plug into the 40 pin connector on the motherboard (and you will need a power adapter); others plug into the SATA drive and usually accept the 4 pin device power connector.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(If you have upgraded the power supply to one with SATA power connectors, then you do not need the power adapter.)

Feb 06, 2011 | Samsung Computers & Internet

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What part number do i need for replacement cd rom rw dvd drive for the 2400? Thanks

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Any one will do , you just need to know he interface used inside your machine : IDE ? Sata ?
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Fanaudi .

Jan 18, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I just bought a new hard drive but the connectors don't match

There are 2 types of drives. SATA and IDE. Most likely you have purchased a SATA and your system is older with an IDE harddrive

I would suggest returning it to the store and getting an IDE drive. You may contact me any time and I can walk you thu have to resolve this issue.

Please keep me posted and updated on your issue. I am here for you and will see your issues out till resolved.

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May 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimensions 2400 Primary Drive 0 Not Found

For this problem it only means that the Hard Disk of the computer is not being detected

Try doing the ff:
  • reseat the IDE or SATA cable of the Hard Disk
  • Clean the port where the cable is connected (make sure that the computer is unplug)
  • reboot the computer
  • if problem persist contact computer manufacturer
Hope this will help

Sep 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Sata cable connection

There are no internal connectors for SATA devices in a Dell Dimension 2400, only IDE. If you have SATA drives that you really want to use, I suggest purchasing an external drive case/dock that converts SATA to usb 2.0. On the other hand, if you are referring to the SATA power connector from a new power supply, you don't need to connect this to anything. If I misunderstood your question, please explain it a little more to me.

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Dell dimension 3000 hard dirve what type do i need to install a sata pata or ide


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.


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Replacement HD

Do you know if it is SATA or IDE? If you look at your hard drive, an IDE will have a wide cable connected to the back of it. If it is SATA, it will be a small cable that connects it to the motherboard. I think it is SATA. But nonetheless, depending on the size of the hard drive you want, you can get decent hard drives in the $60 range at

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Jul 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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