Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Purchasing an internal hard drive

    Hi all,
    A friend of mine needs to buy an internal hard drive for his Dell dimension 4300 PC. I contacted dell but it is very expensive to buy through them. I found a few had drives that are 50% cheaper then dell and have much more memory but I am not sure if it is compatible with dell Dimension 4300 computers.
    The current had drive that has failed is: WD Caviar Enhanced IDE Hard Drive (60GB) model: WD600BB-75CCBO. I am also not sure if I need to purchase 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hard drive.
    Many thanks for your help.

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Purchasing an internal hard drive

    A hard drive is a hard drive is a hard drive... My Dell dimension is one year old and I added a second SATA drive, rather than IDE, bought from an online vendor, one of the "usual" brand names. But I don't know of any reason why you would need to concern yourself with this - any hard drive should do nicely. The drives for desktops are usually "called" 3.5 inch, while smaller 2.5 inch drives normally are used in laptops.

  3. #3
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Purchasing an internal hard drive

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post>

    Thanks for replying. The computer that I need to replace the hard drive is 5 years old...I just want to make sure that the connector works.
    Will this hard drive do? http://www.burn-media.co.uk/product....uctid=91286196

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Purchasing an internal hard drive

    I hope you're not looking for a guarantee from me... <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

    The drive you're replacing is EIDE and the referenced advert says it's also EIDE... Like I said earlier, I see no reason why it won't work.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •