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Which Additional HDD for Dimension 4600i ?


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Tyeman

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Hi I need to get a new extra HDD for my Dimension 4600i can anyone advise which type of disk I should get as I am not familiar with the terminology.
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If my information is correct, your 4600i has two internal NON-SATA IDE connectors and two internal SATA hard drive connectors.

One of the two IDE conectors is already taken by the existing factory-fitted drive, so the simplest route is to buy another NON-SATA IDE DRIVE and connect it to the second IDE connector which sits alongside the one that's alrady in use. You will have to buy an 80-wire data ribbon cable in order to do that unless you already have one somewhere.

Also check that there is a spare 4-pin female molex power connector coming from the power supply unit. If not, you'll also need to buy a Y-connector which converts one molex 4-pin female connector into two female connectors.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 19 October 2011 - 01:16 PM.

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