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kiannas22

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i am looking to replace my hard drive with something else. what i want to know is if it will work? this is my hard drive 60gm Ultra ATA/100 hard drive 7200rpm. what i want to know is if i buy Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Internal Hard Drive, 5400RPM SATA 16 MB Cache 3.0Gb/s 3.5" WD10000CSRTL will it work? my computer is a dell dimension 2350 window xp. thanks for any help.
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looked at the specs for your computer real quick and don't think it supports a SATA hard drive.
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ViprXX is correct. Your Dell Dimension 2350 only has connectors for the older IDE (ATA)-type hard drive.

You could get something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136111

More here: http://www.newegg.co...pe=&srchInDesc=
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kiannas22

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thanks spywareDr. maybe i can soon replace it when i get the money.

anyway this is what it said when i first boot up my computer- primary master hard disk s.m.a.r.t. status bad s.m.a.r.t. error detected. the ide hard disk drive is operating outside of normal specifications. it is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive by calling your support desk or dell computer corporation.

does this mean the hard drive is no good? or is there a way to fix this? thanks.
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Yes, that SMART error means the hard drive is failing.

Fix it? Unfortunately no. Once the internal mechanical parts have worn beyond tolerances the drive is 'junk'. (There is no practical, economical way to successfully replace the worn parts).

Fortunately, new ones are pretty cheap. :D
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ViprXX is correct. Your Dell Dimension 2350 only has connectors for the older IDE (ATA)-type hard drive.

You could get something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136111

More here: http://www.newegg.co...pe=&srchInDesc=

SMART = Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology and this is a signal between your MB and your HDD warning you of impending HDD failure.
If you stop attempting to use the HDD now and purchase one of the HDDs that has been advised by SpywareDr you may be able to install the new HDD as the Master and the failing HDD as Slave and retrieve your data from it.
This means that if in the future you wanted to upgrade or replace your system with a MB with SATA capabilities you already have an additional HDD that you can transfer your data from and then use as additional storage space, the present HDD is on its last legs Im afraid and it is unrealistic to consider repairing it even if it could be fixed.
This above can be done even if the new MB does not have an IDE slot, you can use an IDE to SATA converter.
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From the Enhanced Storage tool within the Solaris Management Console, open the Volumes node. Then open the RAID-5 volume. Choose the Components pane. Choose the failed component. Click Replace Component and follow the onscreen instructions. For more information, see the online help.
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thanks for the information.

now all i need to do is replace the sound card. but i have no idea which would be better. this what i supposed to have Xtreme sound card pci audio does this mean it is the sound card? which to replace it with and something cheap less than 80.00. thanks.
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Diamond and Creative both make sound cards with the string "Xtreme" in the product name. For example:

http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20


Here are some sound cards in the $75.00 to $100 range:

http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20


And here's all of 'em:

http://www.newegg.co...rds&Order=PRICE

(Note: You can narrow the list down by making selections on the left. You can also sort by "Best Rating", "Price" etc. on the top right).
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kiannas22

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thanks.

must i have the right sound card or will any do?
i have found on this website newegg.com that there is one less than 40 dollars and wanted to know if this would work.

Also looking for a newer computer soon. what i am looking for is something with lots of space for nancy drew computer games since i have all that been made. something that allows me to play dvds, music etc., also check on prices of computers that have blu-ray dvds player. thanks.
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hi,

question - if you have a new harddrive and sound and video card, what if the motherboard goes out will the computer still work? if the harddrive is completely out can i still use the computer? learning all i can about the computer. thanks.
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If those components do not work the computer will not start:

-Processor
-Motherboard
-Memory (RAM)
-Power Supply Unit (PSU)

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If those component do not work your computer will start but you will not be able to use it:

-Video card (NO video cannot see anything cannot do anything)
-Hard drive (NO HD so no OS installed so cannot do anything apart if using a live OS CD)

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If those component do not work your computer will work but you will loose some options:

Sound card (NO sound)
Network card (NO Internet)
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