I want to install a new 500gb Seagate SATA drive in my dimension 4600 as the old 40gb drive is completely full.
I've never swapped a drive before. The physical installation is not my concern, I'm more worried about formatting the new drive, activation SATA ports, etc. I understand I may need to run the OS from the SATA drive??? If so, is there a way to transfer the OS from the original drive, or do I need the back-up/reinstallation disc? I've put in a request from Dell, but have not heard back...
Anyone want to walk me through this project?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.