I currently own a Dell Dimension 8300. It has 120gb hard drive in it which I have pretty much maxed out and would therefore like to add an additional hard drive to the system.
Initially, I thought I could throw in any IDE hard drive and that would be ok. However, having read various posts etc on the web I now have some doubt in my mind about whether this is possible.
I have found the system documentation which lists the following about drives etc:
ATA-66 or ATA-100 Ultra DMA hard drive, serial ATA drive, CD drive, Zip drive, DVD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, and DVD+RW drive
System board connectors:
Primary IDE channel -- 40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE channel -- 40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Therefore does this mean I am limited to ATA-100 Ultra DMA hard drives, such as:
Or am I able to put in either of the following:
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!!