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How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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I have a Samsung HD160JJ disk 160 GB (3.0 Gb/s) i.e. SATA2, that I wanted to add as a 2nd harddisk to my Dell 4700 desktop pc.  Can the Dell 4700 work with a SATA2 disk ?

 

Can someone advise me ?

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Davet50
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Re: How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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Yes the SATA 2 drive will be backward compatible. It will work just not at SATA 2 specs.

 

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Davet50
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I would just install the drive and not worry about setting anything really. The bios will handle the rest. The SATA spec is just the interface, not really the drive. All it means is that the drive is capable of running at the 3gigs speed. So it will only run as fast as the interface can handle it

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Davet50
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Re: How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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Yes the SATA 2 drive will be backward compatible. It will work just not at SATA 2 specs.

 

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Pokefan
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Re: How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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Thanks for the prompt response.  I presume I need not set it to 1.5 Gb/s manually and the bios will take care of it automatically and make it a SATA1 disk specs.

Davet50
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Re: How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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I would just install the drive and not worry about setting anything really. The bios will handle the rest. The SATA spec is just the interface, not really the drive. All it means is that the drive is capable of running at the 3gigs speed. So it will only run as fast as the interface can handle it

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 10 Pro

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Pokefan
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I have added my Samsung HD160JJ/P drive into Dell 4700 as a second drive (SATA-2), connect the data and power cable as per manual.  The bios setting for SATA-2 has been set to ON but the bios still cannot recognize the 2nd drive i.e. Drive ID = Unknown.  I have even set the jump setting as per Samsung manual but still cannot recognize.

Can someone advise me what is wrong ?  The system still can be boot up.

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Davet50
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Re: How to add 2nd harddisk to Dell 4700

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How about windows does windows recognize the drive? 

Try swapping cables with the working drive, try another SATA port. You may need to run the mfr setup disk to setup the drive.

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