Can I upgrade my hard drive

February 28, 2011 at 10:07:32
Specs: Windows XP, 384
I have a dell dimention 2100 1.1 ghz processer, 384 mb ram. How & can I upgrade my hard drive from its original 20 gig ata to a 640 gig sata.

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February 28, 2011 at 10:26:20
I'd be surprised if a machine that old supported a drive that large (internally). Go external (USB) and save yourself a lot of trouble...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 28, 2011 at 13:30:02
ATA and SATA are differing interfaces so would not work. Also the Laptop may not be 48LBA compliant so a drive bigger than 120GB may have issues:

By the way DELL have lots of Technical Details on their Support WebSite

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March 1, 2011 at 12:37:13
Thanks for your responce. I purchased a ATA to SATA converter. The drive seems to work as a secondary HD just fine. I think your probably right. This old Dell may not be able to support this much HD. I know in order to make some HD's work you have to make changes in the BIOS. It's some thing to do with cylinders or heads. Been a long time since I've messed with changing one. Again, thankyou for your time.

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