07-19-2011 08:07 AM
I am currently planning to upgrade with a new hard drive in my now rather old DC5700 Microtower. Unfortunately I have no clue if there is a limit on how large the hard drive can be. How can I tell if my computer can manage a 2 TB hard drive? Is there a limit in the Bios for example. I am running Windows 7 so OS wise it should be no problem at least.
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07-19-2011 01:27 PM
I know DC5700 can run a 500 GB hard drive so there shouldn't be an issue with a 2 TB hard drive. 3 TB would be a no go.
1. Be sure that your PC is using the latest bios.
2. Look for a sata hard drive that has the ability to physically strap it to sata I speeds just in case the PC will not negotiate the "handshake" for a sata I interface speed.
3. Format the HD NTFS.
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