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Installing 2nd HD in my Dimension 4600

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#1 bkloos


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:51 AM

Hey All,

I want to install a new 500gb Seagate SATA drive in my dimension 4600 as the old 40gb drive is completely full.

I've never swapped a drive before. The physical installation is not my concern, I'm more worried about formatting the new drive, activation of SATA ports, etc. I understand I may need to run the OS from the SATA drive??? If so, is there a way to transfer the OS from the original drive, or do I need the back-up/reinstallation disc? I've put in a request from Dell, and should have the discs in a few days...

All help is greatly appreciated.



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:05 AM

You can just use some cloning program...to copy the 40GB drive...to the larger drive.

Any number of programs available to do this sort of thing.


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