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Wallyhorse
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Using a SATA III (SATA 6.0 g/bs) in a Dimension E510

I was looking to get a hard drive for a Dimension E510 that I was given a few months ago.  While people have had success with SATA II hard drives, I was wondering if a SATA III (6.0 g/bs) hard drive would work on the E510.

Any help on this would be appreciated and thanks!

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7 Thorium

Re: Using a SATA III (SATA 6.0 g/bs) in a Dimension E510

Hi Wallyhorse,

They are advertised as "backward compatible", but your mileage may vary. There's no harm in trying.

I should add that drives larger than 2TB will not be supported by your OS.

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Wallyhorse
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Re: Using a SATA III (SATA 6.0 g/bs) in a Dimension E510

It helps some.  I can get a SATA I drive that I know will work in it, but I would like the flexibility in getting a SATA II or III drive for it if possible.   Perhaps someone else with more detailed knowledge would know if a SATA II or SATA III drive would work in an E510.

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8 Krypton

Re: Using a SATA III (SATA 6.0 g/bs) in a Dimension E510

It helps some.  I can get a SATA I drive that I know will work in it, but I would like the flexibility in getting a SATA II or III drive for it if possible.   Perhaps someone else with more detailed knowledge would know if a SATA II or SATA III drive would work in an E510.

 
Wallyhorse
 
Yes, they will work fine in the e510, the hard drives are backwards compatible.
 
Bev.

 


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rdunnill
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Re: Using a SATA III (SATA 6.0 g/bs) in a Dimension E510

Last year, I installed a 1tb in a 5150 (same model) with excellent results.

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