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New HDD with old MB

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  • SATA
  • Hard Drives
  • Dimension
  • Windows 7
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January 27, 2013 6:07:35 PM

Hello, everyone. i have a dell dimension 4600i desktop. it has 2 sata I ports, and i was hoping to buy a large HDD for more capacity. My understanding is that sata III HDD's will work fine in the sata I ports, but please correct me if i am wrong. My other problem is, will the MB be able to recognize all the space on the HDD (I'm looking at 1 TB+)? If not, how can i find out how much space my MB can recognize?

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January 27, 2013 6:23:54 PM

"(I'm looking at 1 TB+)"

ITB not possible. Maximum for the 4600i is 500GB

SATA II or SATA III hard drives are backwards-compatible with first-generation SATA ports, but will perform only at first-generation SATA transfer speed.
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January 27, 2013 6:38:03 PM

phil22 said:
"(I'm looking at 1 TB+)"

ITB not possible. Maximum for the 4600i is 500GB

SATA II or SATA III hard drives are backwards-compatible with first-generation SATA ports, but will perform only at first-generation SATA transfer speed.


what if i was to partition the HDD into two 500 GB partitions?
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January 27, 2013 8:59:46 PM

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