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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by martindewy, Apr 10, 2011.

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  1. martindewy

    martindewy Thread Starter

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    i want to install a hard drive to a computer im building and i am relatively new to this side of things i have a dell inspiron 530 can i put a
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 3.5" SATA6GB/S 7200rpm 64MB in it as a hard drive

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  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Are you building a new computer, or are you upgrading an existing computer?

    The hard drive will work in the Dell, but it won't run at 6Gb/s unless you're also installing a 6Gb/s controller card.
     
  3. martindewy

    martindewy Thread Starter

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    it is an upgrade, is it a big job to install a 6 gb/s controller card and are they easy to buy, thanks for the info
     
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    I don't know of any such controller cards. Really, I wouldn't stick that much money into a low-end system. The drive should run just fine at standard 3Gb/s speeds.
     
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