How do I know if I can use this hard drive?

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BunniBunni

New Member
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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:

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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
 
glussier

glussier

New Member
#2
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.
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#3
BunniBunni said:
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... :rolleyes:

Yes that drive will work great in your system. :)

Dell 4600 Specs
 
Leoslocks

Leoslocks

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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.