Can DELL DIMENSION E520 support 640GB?

Dell Dimension e520 desktop
August 20, 2009 at 08:52:09
Specs: Windows XP
hey there, anyone here knows if this desktop can support Caviar Blue/Green 16mb 640GB Sata II HDD by Western Digital? I'm using these specs

Windows XP SP3
OEM 305W Dell PSU
1.5GB DDR2 533mhz RAM
XFX Geforce 8600GT 256mb DDR3
Samsung HD160JJ/P SATA II

thanks


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#1
August 20, 2009 at 08:56:36
If it can support 160GB, it can support 640GB.

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#2
August 20, 2009 at 09:13:44
If the 160GB is the original drive then jam is correct. If it has been added in then maybe not. Watch the POST screens at start up to verify the 160 is being properly identified by both the model and the FULL drive capacity. If it is then you are good to go with MOST SATA II hard drives. There are a few that are not backward compatible to SATA I speeds, which your controllers may be.

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#3
August 20, 2009 at 10:01:02
The 160GB came with the PC, it was my first and current HD I have with me

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#4
August 20, 2009 at 10:15:55
Then you should be good to go.

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#5
August 20, 2009 at 10:30:17
thanks for the assist. I'm in your debt.

cheers


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