I just checked out your computer on Dell's site and it looks like there is an IDE drive in the computer. It has a ribbon cable and regular power cord.
Here is the page:Dell website
Maybe it is an old picture.
Now, if you do have SATA connections you should see two cables hooked to your drive. The cable with the longer connector (15 pin) is your power.
Oh I forgot, [/b]PLEASE UNPLUG COMPUTER BEFORE ENTERING CASE![b]
Ok, the power cable could be hooked up two different ways. One, the power supply already has a two connection cable with the longer connector (15 pin). Two, it might have an adapter on the power supply plug going from 4 pin to the 15 pin.
If number one, then all you need is a SATA cable and hard drive. If number two, then you need a SATA cable, a SATA power adapter, and a hard drive.
Like you said earlier, I bet they make a 4 pin split to two 15 pin SATA connectors.
To purchase a new hard drive. Here is a nice upgrade at a nice price:Hard Drive
Tis the season. Should you buy OEM or Retail? It is cheaper to buy OEM but you get nothing but a hard drive. While with Christmas deals going on everywhere, you might get the Retail version cheaper.
The reason I went with a 80GB upgrade is that I don't know what your mother board is capable of handling.
I will end the very long post here, let us know if you have more questions.
Edited by junkdk, 16 December 2005 - 02:34 AM.
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