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  1. #1
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    Exclamation How do I know if I can use this hard drive?

    I want the Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    I have a Dell dimension 4600. I've heard a lot of people say dell does something so that you cannot upgrade your system, but I've already put in a new power supply and video card at christmas with no problems.

    My only concern is that when I get this hard drive, there will be some compatibility issue, and I won't be able to install it, whether it's cable related, or something else.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Some of My Current Computer Info:

    Code:
    Motherboard:
          CPU Type                                          Intel Pentium 4HT, 2400 MHz (12 x 200)
          Motherboard Name                                  Dell Dimension 4600
          Motherboard Chipset                               Intel Springdale i865PE
          System Memory                                     1024 MB  (DDR SDRAM)
          BIOS Type                                         Phoenix (08/26/04)
          Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM1)
          Communication Port                                ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
    
    
    Storage:
          IDE Controller                                    Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
          IDE Controller                                    Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
          Floppy Drive                                      Floppy disk drive
          Disk Drive                                        IC35L060AVV207-0  (60 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
          Optical Drive                                     _NEC CD-RW NR-9300A  (48x/24x/48x CD-RW)
          Optical Drive                                     LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163  (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
          SMART Hard Disks Status                           OK

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    I've heard a lot of people say dell does something so that you cannot upgrade your system,
    They are full of it. That 250gB hard drive does work with your computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunniBunni
    I have a Dell dimension 4600. I've heard a lot of people say dell does something so that you cannot upgrade your system
    They don't have a clue what they are talking about...

    Yes that drive will work great in your system.

    Dell 4600 Specs

    Intel I5 750 @ 2.67 Ghz, 4gb GSkill DDR3 1600, GB P55M-UD2, XFX Radeon 5850. , Seagate Constellation ES 1 TB, Seasonic Gold 620w, Win Vista Ultimate, Toshiba 32" HDTV


    E6750 Core 2 Duo, 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800, GB P35C-DS3R MB, ATI Radeon X1950XT, Seagate 7200.9 320GB, Win XP Pro SP2, Enermax Liberty 500w


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    Welcome to HWC.

    That is kind of neat how you put a scroll bar into the forum post.

    SATA cables should have come with the motherboard. I do not know if they are supplied with the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leoslocks
    That is kind of neat how you put a scroll bar into the forum post.
    The [code] tag does that.
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