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FGm496
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Can i put another computers hard drive into my computer?

I have a Dimension 2400 with only 30GB  of memory, and i was wondering if i could put the 160 GB 7200 RPM Internal Parallel ATA Hard Drive into it?
 
(Dell says it's for a networking computer)
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rickmktg
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Re: Can i put another computers hard drive into my computer?



@FGm496 wrote:
I have a Dimension 2400 with only 30GB  of memory, and i was wondering if i could put the 160 GB 7200 RPM Internal Parallel ATA Hard Drive into it?
 
(Dell says it's for a networking computer)



1) Don't buy the hard drive from Dell unless the price is good.  A 160gb drive should be $40 or so after rebates.

2) A 160 may be a Maxtor.  If so, don't buy it.

3) You have 30gb of hard disk, not memory.  It's different.

4) Your 2400, if your Windows disk says SP1, SP1a, or SP2 on it can use a boot drive of any size.

5) Your 2500 can add a 2nd drive with a bracket, link on my site.  That's the easiest thing to do unless your 30gb drive failed.

With over 30,000 posts (through early 2007), Rickmktg hasn't bought a Dell computer since July 2005, but has bought two Lenovo laptops...   

http://www.rickmktg.com/delltalk.htm

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Re: Can i put another computers hard drive into my computer?

FGm496.
 
Yes, you can install the 160GB hard drive in the D-2400 and it should work without any problems.
 
Bev.

 


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