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Can I use a ATA Internal 250MB ZIP Drive in a 4700 SATA PC?

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August 17, 2004 6:23:15 AM

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A friend bought a Dell 4700 minitower PC w/ SATA HDD. We want to install
the internal ATA drive from his four y/o Dimension PC.
Will the internal ATA ZIP drive work in the 4700 SATA PC?
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 6:34:43 AM

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There is room for only two (P)ATA devices. If he ordered two optical
drives, there is no room.

"Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>A friend bought a Dell 4700 minitower PC w/ SATA HDD. We want to install
> the internal ATA drive from his four y/o Dimension PC.
> Will the internal ATA ZIP drive work in the 4700 SATA PC?
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2004 10:08:52 AM

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"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> There is room for only two (P)ATA devices. If he ordered two optical
> drives, there is no room.
>
>

Not to split hairs, but technically the machine has the external 3.5" bay
for a ZIP, but as WSZsr said, two optical drives will negate any connection
to IDE2 as the cable has only two connectors, and the board only (1) IDE
controller - for the opticals.

Assuming you had only one optical, you're going to have to purchase at
minimum a lengthened data cable as the IDE2 cable isn't long enough (I don't
believe) to connect to an optical (in either the upper or lower 5.25" bay)
and then also to a zip in it's designed bay (which I believe is just below
the floppy drive).

http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim84...



Stew
August 18, 2004 5:31:59 AM

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Only one optical drive installed.
I'll pick up a longer IDE cable.

Mike

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:79eUc.1203$QY6.469@newssvr23.news.prodigy.com...
> > There is room for only two (P)ATA devices. If he ordered two optical
> > drives, there is no room.
> >
> >
>
> Not to split hairs, but technically the machine has the external 3.5" bay
> for a ZIP, but as WSZsr said, two optical drives will negate any
connection
> to IDE2 as the cable has only two connectors, and the board only (1) IDE
> controller - for the opticals.
>
> Assuming you had only one optical, you're going to have to purchase at
> minimum a lengthened data cable as the IDE2 cable isn't long enough (I
don't
> believe) to connect to an optical (in either the upper or lower 5.25" bay)
> and then also to a zip in it's designed bay (which I believe is just below
> the floppy drive).
>
>
http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim84...
>
>
>
> Stew
>
>
!