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#1 buud

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:12 PM

hope you can help, got a dell dimension 4400 hard drive is full. got 4000 pics and such. was told only to add 60 gigs, whats the best way; Replace it, or make it a slave. is there room, whats the best way to transfer files. i added 512mg of ram last month speed is great now. also need a dvd burner for showing slide shows. thanks Buud

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:28 PM

The easiest thing would be to use a USB drive for storage. If you're determined to add a hard drive - crack the case to ensure that you have the place to add one. And check the specs to be sure that it'll be supported.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:17 PM

hope you can help, got a dell dimension 4400 hard drive is full. got 4000 pics and such. was told only to add 60 gigs, whats the best way; Replace it, or make it a slave. is there room, whats the best way to transfer files. i added 512mg of ram last month speed is great now. also need a dvd burner for showing slide shows. thanks Buud


Adding a DVD RW could also be a solution to your problem, DVDs have a capacity of 4.7GB which will store a lot of file space. Just transfer the photo files to DVDs and free up some of the space on the hdd.

You can pick up a NEC 7170A for about $35.00 delivered from Newegg.

I was told by a Dell tech that there is a second bay for another hdd inside the 4400, and that there are two IDE connectors on the motherboard, so if you wish to go that route it shouldn't be any problem. Just make sure that the jumper on the slave drive is in the slave position, and that it is connected to the slave position on the IDE cable, this is the one in the middle. If you need any more information on how to do this let us know.

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