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Dell Dimensions 2300 hard drive replacement

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Maxtor 300GB Ultra16 PATA Internal Hard Drive Designed for power users, video editors and multi-media PC users who need the ultimate in performance.

  • 300GB
  • Parallel ATA (PATA)

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That one looks like you would need a Serial ATA-enabled motherboard or adapter card find one that is pata/ide

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Dell Optiplex 260 IDE hard drive dead. Would like to replace it with external Sun Brite hard drive. Windows 2000 installation stopped because it couldn't gain access to ext. drive. Says that special...


Windows 2000 cannot access USB drives for installation.
You need to replace the dead drive with a new IDE or PATA drive. That machine will not accept an SATA drive.

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I want to get a new internal hard drive but I,m not sure of the hard drive interface type. The specs say Serial ATA 300. The drives I am looking at say SATA?


Dear friend. in fact Serial ATA is SATA.
and i checked your Hard drive out.
your hard drive uses SATA technology to connect with the PC.
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I have a dell dimension 4500, I need a compatible internal hard drive for it. Which one to buy?


Check the manufacturer's web-site:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=2684&l=en&s=pub&os=WW1&osl=en&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_4500&catid=-1&impid=-1

for your (7-year-old) model, and you'll find a list of PATA (Parallel-ATA) disk-drives recommended by Dell, up to 120GB. Any PATA disk-drive that you can buy, up to 500GB, should also work.


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Can i replace internal hard drive with 320 scorpio in dell 6400


as long as its the correct physical size in terms of dimensions and its the correct connector type ie SATA, PATA then it should be fine.

If its IDE you will need to check the jumpers are set correctly

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Adding second hard internal hard drive


Sure it will, put the jumper setting on the hdd to cable select mode.

Sep 01, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimensions 2300 hard drive replcement


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive
goes for about 180 bucks and it a IDE PATA Drive I do belive since your dimensions 2300 motherboard 3T237 is only IDE and does not have SATA

your motherboard can also handle 1 gig of ram so if you havent maxed out your motherboard yet I would highly suggest it. Ram for it wont cost you much either.

I would add the newer drive as a secoundary drive since I am sure that your operating system is pre loaded.

or you can also add external drives to your system as well for more storage as well and they are starting to come down in price as well. you have options it all depends what ya wanna do with it.

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Maxtor harddrive jumper setting


If you only have a single hard drive (or multiple hard drives for that matter), you should leave the jumper setting as "Cable Select" or CS.

See if this PDF matches your hard drive:
http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/quick_specs/dm10_ata_quickspecs.pdf

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Hard drive installation


You should be able to install that drive. The biggest variable is if it is a SATA or PATA drive. This model was built for SATA drives, but I think you may be able to get a PATA drive to work with the right adapters.

For the step by stem directions see the link below. It will take you right to the Dell support page. Refer to the "Adding a Second Hard Drive" section.

https://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/parts1.htm#wp1366406

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