Can my Optiplex GX260 accommodate a SATA 1 Terabyte internal hard drive?

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Can my Optiplex GX260 accommodate a SATA 1 Terabyte internal hard drive?

  • Hi all.

     

    Am planning to install the subject hard drive in my desktop. Want to know if this drive can be connected. Otherwise, please advise what is the maximum size that can be accommodated in my desktop.

     

    Thanks and regards.

    Amer

  • The systemboard does not support SATA. It has an IDE controller for HDD devices. Any ATA 33/66/100 drive is supported. A 120 GB is the largest drive Dell will put in one.

  • xandraius wrote:
    The systemboard does not support SATA. It has an IDE controller for HDD devices. Any ATA 33/66/100 drive is supported. A 120 GB is the largest drive Dell will put in one.

     

    or you would have to install a PCI sata controller card.
  • I think some of the later bioses in the GX150 or so added support for 48-bit LBA (support for drives larger than 128GB).

    I would think that a GX260 with the latest bios shouldn't have any issues with drives over 128GB (including drives up to 1TB).

    But, as xandraius mentioned, the GX260 only supports ATA drives (GX260 specs) (w/o adding a PCI SATA card like Ippekej mentioned).

    From what I can see all 1TB drives are SATA, so you'll have to go with either a smaller drive, or add a PCI raid controller.

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