OK, I am not the technical one in the family, but we are trying to add a second internal hard drive into our Dell Dimension 8300. We had bought a WD 250 gig EIDE hard drive, plugged it into an open slot, but the computer NEVER recognized the hard drive, even though it was in a EIDE slot. Then we looked at our original Hard drive, and saw that it was SATA. So now we're thinking that we need to get a SATA hard drive. The problem is, my husband has been looking for which one to get, and apparently there are several different SATA connections out there. How on earth do I find out which SATA connection I have?
And any recommendations for a good 250+ gig hard drive would be appreciated.
By the way, our Dell has 1 gig DDR RAM, a 120 gig hard drive, integrated sound (not the cheapest card, but not a high end one either) and a 128 MB Video card.
Thanks for the help!!