The mother board supports 4 SATA devices, and 2 IDE devices. Problem is the case only has room for 2 HD, and 2 CD drives. I think there may be a third/and fourth slot available in the flexable 3 1/2 drive the spec referes to. Not sure about power connectors.
I did see once a connector to move the SATA ports to the outside to be to an external SATA HD encloser.
Message Edited by TomXPS on 01-26-2006 01:17 PM
Message Edited by Spyderturbo007 on 01-26-2006 05:18 PM
Message Edited by Spyderturbo007 on 01-26-2006 05:44 PM
Best to look at you documentation and look inside the case. The Dimension or XPS are desktop so the number of hard drives they expect a user to have is limited. It's not a Server. With 500 GB drives you can get a lot of data on 2 HD.
Yes SATA drives are either 150 mbs (SATA 1) or 300 mbs (SATA 2) not sure if there a much gain from SATA 1 to 2 since usually the 150 mbs speed is not even being hit as far as actual transfer rate. But if I was buying drives and the cost was not much different I would certainly buy the SATA 2 version.