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najamcu
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Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Can i install sata hard drive in my dell optiplex gx270 minitower.

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osprey4
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Hi Najamcu,

The model has both SATA and IDE controllers, so YES, you can use an SATA hard drive.

Apologies for initially posting incorrect information.

speedstep
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Yes.  You need an IDE to Sata Bridge.

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tzarder
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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I don't have a GX270 in front of me now but I believe there are 2 SATA ports on the GX270 motherboard that are usually capped with a plastic piece.  I think I have installed SATA drives on these in the past after turning the ports on in the bios.  If I am wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

osprey4
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Hi tzarder,

You are correct. There are either one or two SATA ports depending on the form factor. See here for the system board layout <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>. 

My fault for not checking but the support site was down.

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najamcu
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Thank you very much.

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BobCat9
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Hi, I have a GX270 running Ubuntu. I plugged a 1TB drive into SATA but the bios can't see it. Just says n/a so it can't recognize it. I can't easily update bios as it uses a exe file for Windows.

Any ideas?

Bob

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osprey4
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Hi Bob,

Which form factor? Are you using an IDE hard drive for the OS?

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tzarder
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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Did you turn the SATA port on in the bios?

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Jay6600
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Re: Dell optiplex gx270 sata hard drive installation

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i have a gx270 tower i put a 250gb sata in it works fine only time i had problems was when also added a old ide for some extra storage aswell as the 250gb  sata in win7 enviroment it  took like 5mins to boot but was fine with xp



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