how to add a bigger hard drive to a Dell Optiplex GX270

September 1, 2013 at 14:56:58
Specs: Windows 7
hi i was wondering whether it is possible to remove the hard drive from my current pc (Dell Optiplex GX270 Tower Desktop PC, Pentium 4 HT 3.0GHz, 1TB Hard Drive) and add a bigger hard drive into it

thanks

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#1
September 1, 2013 at 15:04:16
Among other things you would have to clone the HD first. It would be easier to add a drive but that depends on what you intend to use the extra space for.

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#2
September 1, 2013 at 15:15:55
The GX270 is a pretty old model, I'm not entirely sure whether it supports drives larger than 1 TB. What do you need the extra space for? An external drive may be more economical.

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#3
September 1, 2013 at 15:18:41
To clarify #1 above, you can use more than one hard drive. Actually is a better solution in my opinion.

Why do you need more storage space? You might be better off using a USB external hard drive.


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#4
September 2, 2013 at 05:28:15
i have paper work on the computer which my ex husband needs (we used to have a business together but i have separated from the business aswell)

i wanted to give the computer to my son for his birthday but he would need a 3tb hard drive for all his work


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#5
September 2, 2013 at 06:13:42
"he would need a 3tb hard drive for all his work"

Why would he need such a huge HDD? Many computers are still being sold with 320GB & 500GB HDDs. And even if he does need that much storage space, did you ever hear the saying, "don't put all your eggs in one basket"?

"i wanted to give the computer to my son for his birthday"

I don't know how old your son is, but are you sure a 10 yr old outdated non-gaming computer is the best gift? Does it at least have 4GB RAM & a discrete graphics card?

http://www.retrevo.com/s/Dell-GX270...

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#6
September 2, 2013 at 08:17:54
3Tb really is "massive". I've only used 140 GB on my current Windows 8 and this includes a load of unsorted tat from my previous computer. I download YouTube videos left right and centre and a whole lot of other things besides. If you download large videos and games I can well see how you could use a lot more than me but it still makes me wonder. Has anyone checked the arithmetic?

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