I just swapped out the 80GB harddrive that came with my dell for a 500GB harddrive that I just bought, installed windows on it, and it works fine.
Is this a bad thing to do? I know that if you hold down a certain key as the dell boots, it loads a dell diagnostics program, which tests the hardware. Is this part of the harddrive that I swapped out? Or loaded in the firmware somewhere?
Also, now I have the old 80GB harddrive just hanging around. It would be fantastic to place it in as a secondary HD, but I am not sure how to do this. There is a clip that attaches to the back of the old SATA harddrive, allowing it to fit in the case. It's a bit like a plug. I only have one of these and I used it to install the new harddrive. Can I get another one of these somehow?