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I would always buy a SATA drive if there is a SATA connector available, if nothing else because sata cables are much nicer to work with and don't "clog up" the solved How do i install windows 7 from a disk to a hard drive using a usb to sata connector ? It is the latest version available from Dell - namely A12. Manufacturers like Apple are standing in the way. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-dimension-4600-sata-question.82142/

You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our terms of use. besides the 120mm fan refers to the case fan. $20.00 for a PSU? The adapter seems to work fine. I can't see how I can connect it to the 4600 power unit.

cheap PSUs can damage it. I have read so many conflicting things that I am utterly confused! solved How do I safely dismount a 3.5" internal sata hard drive from an internal hot swap bay when it doesn't show up in the safely r solved Does Anyone Know Thanks. · actions · 2005-Jan-21 11:59 pm · Logan 5What a long strange trip its beenPremium Memberjoin:2001-05-25Austin, TX Logan 5 Premium Member 2005-Jan-22 1:45 am There's only 3 manufacturers of SATA

After this, I'm getting over the fear factor and getting ready to build my first computer for general purpose internet use, bit torrent and very smooth videos. I also have a DVD Writer and a CDROM on the secondary IDE channel. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Some say you can, some that you can't...

The very generic System Board diagram from Dell also shows serialATA connectors.Would I be able to use SATA HD and burners with this setup? Some of the lower powered FM2 APUs of around $50.00... Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Fresh Install SATA HD to Dell Dimension 4600 The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. It only had 1 year on it.

Each have 7 pins on each end, and come in different lengths, 8", 12", 18", 36". http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r12451904-Dell-4600-does-SATA-work Check other merchants in the pcpartspicker list... They're well under $100. Related Resources solved How to connect a sata 1 hard drive to dell dimension e510 solved Will a pentium d 945 processor work in a dell dimension 4600?

You would need to make changes if possible in the bios settings to allow for a SATA drive and I'm not sure the software you are using has the proper drivers. this content Preview my answer Post my answer View Statistics: Past 24 Hours: 0 Past 7 Days: 2 Past 30 Days: 4 All Time: 1,458 24,952 Free Manuals 93,966 Solutions 7,224 Devices iFixit That said, Windows XP pre SP1 cannot format or install on drives over 160 GB. Also Dell has no storage driver downloads for this model, which seems odd since I know Windows XP doesn't support SATA controllers out of the box.

Your cache administrator is webmaster. You shouldn’t have to beg the manufacturer for permission to fix it when it breaks. I don't stay with any because there isn't much I can do with them and I like tweaking Windows to get to know it... http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4600-specs.html I can get the SATA hard drive to be recognized as a Hitachi 500GB drive but I can't see the original Maxtor 80GB drive!

So... Now I have the primary SATA at 500GB and the Primary IDE as 80GB and everything works. After you transfer all your stuff to the USB drive, remove those files from the 40-gig and defrag it.

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Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories You can later install the SATA HDD drivers or leave the BIOS setting in IDE Mode. I'll just add this to the list of reasons why I don't buy Dell. · actions · 2005-Jan-22 4:41 pm · Logan 5What a long strange trip its beenPremium Memberjoin:2001-05-25Austin, TX1 Can I just remove the 80GB and make the SATA drive my boot drive?

None of the jumper settings worked! I went ahead and used the original connectors and moved the 80GB to the front bay and installed the 500GB in the original bay. All Rights Reserved. http://divxeo.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4600-6-beeps.html I've also read some negative comments here, you have at least 30 days to think it over and keep searching for alternative offers.

all these three motherboards are about the same with some differences as RAM slots, board size, and better quality capacitors ans small stuff that integrate the board. Interestingly, the OS always recognizes the DVD Writer and the CDROM (irrespective of keeping them on CSL or Master/Slave configuration). but no gaming. Rick 07-01-08,11:18 AM #13 Rick Kirby Member Join Date Jan 2005 State MD Posts 147 Originally Posted by husbus You're probably over-reacting with all the harddrive buying...

Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Or do you mean that the setup won't boot off the CD?