Anyone who can tell me something of the following of the c840?
-Type of HD, does the motherboard support ATA5? So, can I upgrade the system with an 5400 ata5 disk?
-USB 1 or 2?
-Is wireless standard on board or was it an option?
-IEEE1394 standard on board or also an option?
Can't find these things nowhere on the site........:(
Thanx in advance!
Message Edited by mystudio on 02-23-2004 04:59 PM
According to the Tech manual I have the hard drives supported are
20 GB / 40 GB / 60 GB all ATA 100 using 20 GB per platter technology.
The IEEE1394 is integrated on the motherboard and the wireless was an option rather than coming as standard.
USB is 1
Message Edited by HRPENG on 02-24-2004 11:37 PM
Message Edited by HRPENG on 02-24-2004 11:39 PM
The system supports ATA5 hard drives, and I currently have an ATA6 drive in my system, but I am not certain that I am getting the fullest advantage of that.
The system has USB 1.1, so you do not have high speed USB (480 Mbps) support without buying a PCMCIA card, or a docking station with a PCI card.
Wireless is available, but it is not a "standard feature". I bought my system without wireless, and later added a TrueMobile 1300 to it, so I have 802.11g wireless capability.
Firewire is standard, but it is a 4 pin port, so your ieee 1394 devices will need to provide their own power. I have a video capture device, a digital camcorder, two hard drives, and a DVD writer attached to my system via the firewire port. In order to connect them all at the same time, I have to use an external firewire hub (I have a 6 port Belkin hub) or use a PCI card in my docking station.
I have a C-Dock II station on my desk at home, and it has 2 PCI cards in it, both are Belkin. One is a 5 port USB2 card, and the other is a 3 port firewire card. Both of these cards work great, and they can power devices from the card, so I leave my DVD writer, the video capture device, and one of the HD's attached to this card permanently. When I want to connect the camcorder, or second HD, I can attach them directly the the notebook, or daisy-chain them off the existing ports (except the video capture device which doesn't have pass-through capabilities).
The specs are included in the User's Guide, which can be found here: http://premiersupport.dell.com/docs/systems/latc840/en/index.htm You can get there through the "Reference" tab above, but I have my configuration hased right now and I can't get there via that route to tell you how to find it yourself.
Great! Thanks for that, JersWork!
One question left: I have a C/Dock II also......but, where do you put your cards in the dock? Mine has no slots! ????