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baka101

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Hi all,

I was given a Dell Dimension 4700 to upgrade the Serial ATA-150, 7200 rpm, 120GB.

My question can you remove the HDD like any other PC and put in a new SATA HDD or not, because I don't know much about Dell PC's can they be upgraded or not, because I was hoping to buy a wholesale
SEAGATE barracuda 7200.9 250GB NCQ SATA2, 3.5LP, 16MB, 11MS, 7200RPM and replace the existing HDD.

I did search the forum for anything Dell but didnt seem to find anything on dell upgrades with non dell parts, I wish there was a tutorial involving dell computers like if you can upgrade with non dell parts etc.

Thanks

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I don't like DELL, HP or COMPAQ computers myself either as I know the problems associated with all of them, and I personally would never buy from any of these makers.

But unfortunately the person I am repairing for bought the computer way before I was able to advise against it, as her brother gets DELL PC's in cheap and I guess the offer was to good for her to pass up. Yes a horrible mistake which many around the world could associate with.

But I really need your help on this matter as I have no idea if I can buy a wholesale computer part like the HDD I mentioned and install it and know if it will work.

Thanks

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Since it seems there is already a SATA HD in the computer i would think a simple replacement and reinstall of windows would work. You will have to do the F6 thing in a XP install to load the SATA drivers again. Hope you have a floppy drive in the computer so you can load the sata drivers. If not, you can look on the internet for how to load sata drivers from a cdrom.

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