I’ve forgotten my password. I would not bother with the Sata-Pata converter. Should the bios be put back to original settings, and then those drivers put in, or leave well enought alone since the computer is working OK? Posted 04 March – I have done some research all over the Internet, now I am trying to “pull it all together.

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Posted 15 November – I want to add a 3rd disk drive yeah, I always run out of this kind of space.

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The hardest part was to get the IDE cable connected; it’s not really designed for it, as the dkmension needs another bay than a DVD-drive. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

Mel Esschoir, on Feb 21 What do folks think is my best bet? There use to be 5.

Adding IDE hard drive(s) to Dell Dimension 8400

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. We use Acomdata, which is why this is the drive I’ve been suggesting lately. Now I have the following question: There’s also a power plug adapter, which you won’t need.


You must log in or sign up to reply here. Posted 05 March – The plastic rails for the new drive are right where it goes, under your existing drive.

We don’t even use them in the shop I work in a compusa tech shop. Connected a free power cable, enable the drive in the BIOS. Join the community hereit only takes a minute.

Posted 21 February – dell dimension 8400 sata Already have an account? It’ll come with a SATA data cable, which will fit and which you’ll need. I will deal with dual booting later, right now I will be happy just having all 3 drives recognized by my sataa PC.

Otherwise, an external enclosure would be the most practical, I’d think. SATA isn’t usually autodetect.

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This also is another plug for building your on PC. I’m used to a full tower so that might be normal. Posted 04 March – Sat by EdP, 05 March – It dell dimension 8400 sata has a better warranty All compusa products have at most a 90 day warranty, acomdata is a year.


I thought SATA drives need another type. Without it, political life as such would be meaningless. Forum MVP 9, posts. Posted 13 July dell dimension 8400 sata TechSpot is dedicated to del enthusiasts and power users. Well thats not true, we have 1 compusa housing, but it gets the least use. Community Forum Software by IP.