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Alley Oop
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Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

What is the maximum capacity hard drive accomodated by the motherboard of a Dimension 8400?

I'm looking to add one 500GB internal and one 500GB external USB backup hard drive.

But I'm not sure the 8400 will accept a 500GB internal drive.

Thanks
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rickmktg
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?



Alley Oop wrote:
What is the maximum capacity hard drive accomodated by the motherboard of a Dimension 8400?

I'm looking to add one 500GB internal and one 500GB external USB backup hard drive.

But I'm not sure the 8400 will accept a 500GB internal drive.

Thanks


Using the Advanced Forum Search on the bottom of this page, you can quite easily find the answer to this often asked question.

No limit.

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Alley Oop
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?


rickmktg wrote:

Using the Advanced Forum Search on the bottom of this page, you can quite easily find the answer to this often asked question.

No limit.






Two advanced searches of the Dell forum using the keywords

maximum size 8400 hard drive

AND

dimension 8400 hard drive capacity

yielded 0 (zero) relevant and definitive answers, showing that my

question is neither "easily" found nor "often asked," hence my posting.

I appreciate your response.
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Alley Oop
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

I just found this Dell press release dated June 21, 2004, stating that the largest size hard drive possible with the 8400 is 400GB:

"The Dimension 8400 (starting at $1,369) and new XPS utilize the Intel 925X Express chipset. Both machines support up to Pentium 4 processor 560, up to 4GB1 of dual-channel DDR2 memory and up to 400GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives."

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/pressoffice/en/2004/2004_06_21_rr_000?c=us&l=en&s=corp

So I'm getting conflicting information.
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rickmktg
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?



Alley Oop wrote:
I just found this Dell press release dated June 21, 2004, stating that the largest size hard drive possible with the 8400 is 400GB:

"The Dimension 8400 (starting at $1,369) and new XPS utilize the Intel 925X Express chipset. Both machines support up to Pentium 4 processor 560, up to 4GB1 of dual-channel DDR2 memory and up to 400GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives."

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/pressoffice/en/2004/2004_06_21_rr_000?c=us&l=en&s=corp

So I'm getting conflicting information.

Press releases are just that.  They state what is offered, not what is possible.  Note of course you need a SATA drive.

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rickmktg
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?



Alley Oop wrote:


Two advanced searches of the Dell forum using the keywords

maximum size 8400 hard drive

AND

dimension 8400 hard drive capacity

yielded 0 (zero) relevant and definitive answers, showing that my

question is neither "easily" found nor "often asked," hence my posting.

I appreciate your response.

Use less words and you'll have more success.  "8400 hard drive".

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85rx-7se
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

This link is to the Specs for the Dimension 8400 .. according to it 400GB is the Max Size .. must be SATA Drive

Dim 8400 specs

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Alley Oop
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

 


85rx-7se wrote:
This link is to the Specs for the Dimension 8400 .. according to it 400GB is the Max Size .. must be SATA Drive

Dim 8400 specs 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>






Oops!

rickmktg said there was "no limit."

So I just ordered a 500GB drive for my Dell 8400.

Let's hope that rickmktg was right!

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85rx-7se
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

In this case I have to believe Rick is in error
The product spec page I linked to clearly
states "400GB SATA Hard Drives Max Size"
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rickmktg
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Re: Maximum Size for Dimension 8400 Hard Drive?

 


85rx-7se wrote:
This link is to the Specs for the Dimension 8400 .. according to it 400GB is the Max Size .. must be SATA Drive

Dim 8400 specs 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>



 

 

Again, those are the specs for how Dell SOLD IT, not what is possible.

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