Re: adding a hard drive
Thank you Mike. One more question. I opened my computer and confirmed that
the HD uses the same cabling as the DVD.
Can I pop that cabling off the DVD and plug it into the new hard drive or do
I have to piggy back it onto the hd that's in my dell?
Ooops, one more question. If my current drive is a Pata, what should I be
looking for in a new drive. Pata; Sata; IDE;
"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:
> Yes, it is ok to do that, and no, an Ultra ATA drive is not SATA. To
> confirm, open the side and look at the cabling to the drive. If it is the
> same type of cabling to the hard drive as it is to the CD/DVD units, your
> hard drive is just a regular PATA.
> Mike Hall - MVP
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> "Steve Shattuck" <SteveShattuck@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have a Dell computer running xp pro with an 80 gig Ultra ATA hard drive.
> > There is only one hard drive bay but there are two optical drive bays that
> > I
> > am currently using. Can I take out one of my DVD drives and put a hard
> > drive
> > in that bay that would work along with my current drive? I want to get an
> > internal drive because of the cost savings over the external. Lastly, is
> > the drive listed above the same as a SATA drive?
> > Thank you,