Currently have a 40 gig hard drive and a 400 gig bookshelf for backup. The bookshelf started acting up and I decided to add a 500 gig internal drive (western digital caviar black). Will my current power supply handle both internal drives or will I need to swap out the original? Only mod to the original small tower (older unit) is maxed out memory.
I know the unit well, it was once voted the best business class unit made in like 2004 or something like that.
it either has the 285-watt or 305-watt power supply.
you'll be fine with that extra hardware.
Appreciate the input. I have finally opened up the unit and found that everything is set up for a second SATA drive. I think I have downloaded all the info necessary from Dell and Western Digital to do the installation when the unit arrives.
Opened it up this AM and checked. The power cable has a parallel connector attached and the motherboard has one more SATA controller connector (SATA2). It appears to have everything required to connect a second drive.