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Old 08-09-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Adding HD space

Hey guys,

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with originally 37gB or so of HD space. Where is the best place to get more space?

Forgive me for not searching first.

Thanks.
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Hey guys,

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with originally 37gB or so of HD space. Where is the best place to get more space?

Forgive me for not searching first.

Thanks.
Do you mean where to buy from or what size?
Well wht ever size hdd you want and wht ever interface your motherboard has unless you want a PCI controller card.

Buy from Newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:33 PM   #3
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Sorry, let me make myself a little clearer.

My music used up all my HD space and I would like to increase it, possibly by purchasing another inner-HD, if that is even what it's called. What sizes do they come in?
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i don't think that makes too much sense...
just buy another hard-drive. you can get any size you can pretty much think of...750GB enough?
you can buy them anywhere. a local store would be good, but internet is also good. search around.
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HDs come in many sizes...probably too many for me to list right now. Just to list a few common ones, from newegg: (these may not be the best performance-wise; they are just for use as an example)

80GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148107
120GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414
160GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136009
200GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148113
250GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
320GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136032
750GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148134

Anything less than 80GB shouldn't last you very long...I'd recommend at least 200-250, unless you don't have a budget and can get the 750.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate it a lot.

Are there specific ones to fit my computer? Or is it universal?
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well you need to know what interface. If it looks like a thin red cable, it's
most likely a SATA or SATA2.

If it looks like a long wide ribbon, it's most likely ATA100 or ATA133.

I doubt you have SCSI
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in the case that it's not SATA, then please don't buy any of those that I listed. Those are all SATA 3.0Gb/s, and aren't compatible. though, my brother has a WD 160GB ATA100 hard drive that's been working fine in his older dell.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144203

That's most likely the kind you'll need for an older dell, but you might want to check it first. Unless of course you want more Gb...

Here's a list with what works with IDE Ultra ATA100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=14

This stuff works with IDE Ultra ATA133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=14

This works with SATA (3Gb/s)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=14

These are from newegg, feel free to buy elsewhere if you can find it cheaper and they're trusty.
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Alright, are each ATA compatible with each others? Should I call Dell to find out the correct interface? This computer jargon is completely new to me.

Also, installation is simple, I hope?
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Call DELL, see what you got. Installtion, easy, you need to set the jumpers on the disc, plug it in, and off you trot!
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