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Seagate Cheetah 73 GB 15K in DELL XPS 8100


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clubnich2

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I just bought a new Dell Studio XPS 8100. I have a Seagate Cheetah 15K 73GB hard drive that I wanted to install and just run windows 7 from that. Is that possible? If so what kind of cables do I need?
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Serial ATA is your motherboard connections and so should be your Hard Drive. So buy cables for SATA drives.

IF you had a Hard Drive inside already when you bought your PC then buy the same kind of cable that this Drive is using.
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The drive is a scsi drive so it doesn't have the same kind of cables.
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Then you need to buy a scsi pci card and you should have the required cable with it.
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Oh man you got a 15K drive!!! I got 2x 10K Cheetah SCSI drives in my server running RAID 1 :) 15K would be nuts.

So you have to find a SCSI RAID controller that is compatible with your machine.
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