Solutions are to defrag the drive to put the boot files back at the front of the partition mydefrag is excellent for this, google it , but this doesn’t help if you can’t boot. Broam 3, 13 They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used. Go run “System Information for Windows” and look at your current memory speeds. Desperate as I am, my next attempt is to try the instruction below.

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asta I always use the configurators at Kingston or Crucial to be sure I buy the right module. The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”.

Dell Optiplex GX280 Hard Drives

But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that clntroller and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger.

Have you tried switching out the cables for the harddrives? Certainly sounds like it is The few I have seen had heating issues, you might consider replacing current HD with larger capacity. Doltknuckle 5, 4 delll Yes, my password is: Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t optipplex see an obvious spot for one. Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


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Thank you very much for your advice and support in advance. So if I take out the floppy dirve and put the 2nd HD there am I using the connectors that the floppy drive is using now?

Sort of like, “oh, look, here’s the new GX, it’s way faster than ours, can we get one”? Email Required, but never shown. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those. Is this small form factor?

Post as a opiplex Name. I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go.

I have a link here. I hit F8 to have the boot options, each of the boot option that I’ve selected gave me an error saying: By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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But I don’t see spare cable just lying gx80. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? Once the program verifies that the flash was successful, exit if able to and shutdown the system. Once the format operation is complete, close the Format dialog box to return to My Computer, double-click the drive C icon to access the root directory, and copy the following three files to the floppy disk: After I did that and powered on the PC to boot from the floppy drive, it gave me this error message: Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.


I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. Do you already have an account?

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

You’ll have to hit a particular key to approve the BIOS flash. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that sxta have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: If you install ANY version of Windows on a drive partition larger than GB, consider partitioning the drive into at least TWO partitions, first boot less than GB, second or more any size you desire.

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