Opened my 2006 Dimension 9200 for the first time today, it's been running XP SP3 and it's been very stable for me. Problem is I'm running out of hard drive space, upon opening there appears to be a 250GB WD Caviar SE ~ WD2500JS. My question, is there a max hard drive size limit ? As I would ideally like to install a 3.5" 1Tb internal hard drive, there appears to be room for another hard drive but I've been reading you can only have a max of 2x 500GB ? My second question is I understand that you can only use SATA drives, are SATAII drives backward compatable ?
------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 6/12/2009, 18:09:28 Machine name: Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234) Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Dell DXP061 BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 1.0.3 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 2046MB RAM Page File: 1264MB used, 2163MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: 256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc. Chip type: Radeon X1300 Series (0x7183)
Sound Devices------------- Description: SigmaTel Audio Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7618&SUBSYS_00000100&REV_1002 Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: sthda.sys Driver Version: 5.10.4991.0000 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: Yes Date and Size: 7/24/2006 18:20:00, 1156648 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: SigmaTel HW Accel Level: Full Cap Flags: 0xF5F Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 65, 52 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 65, 52 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: Yes EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, YesSensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes Registry: OK Sound Test Result: Not run
Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives------------------------ Drive: C: Free Space: 26.6 GBTotal Space: 174.0 GBFile System: NTFS Model: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 Drive: D: Free Space: 5.2 GBTotal Space: 59.6 GBFile System: NTFS Model: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 Drive: E: Model: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N
No limit, you can install any current available SATA hard drive.
SATA 2 hard drives, are backwards compatible to SATA 1.
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Thank you very much shesagordie!
Ordered a 1Tb Hitachi SATAII drive , finger's crossed!
You are welcome.