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Windows 7: Sata HD

30 Jul 2009   #1
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 
Sata HD

I currently have a Dell XPS 420, with a Sata HD. I plan to buy an external HD. If I buy a SATA, with SATA cables, can I just plug the cable into the computer? Is there a port, to connect the e SATA cable, similar to USB?


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30 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

rich is the 420 a desktop?

ken
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30 Jul 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes, desktop. Has SATA HD, and a port for high speed Data Devices such as cameras and external storage devices (is this E SATA port)? If this is the E SATA port, I will assume that I can use the HD for the Window 7 OS.
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30 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes, desktop. Has SATA HD, ie. a port for high speed Data Devices such as cameras and external storage devices (is this E SATA port)? If this is the E SATA port, I will assume that I can use the HD for the Window 7 OS.
Rich

I would check with Dell to be sure. Im sure its sata compliant but that high speed data port may be firewire. CHeck the user manual. Can an external sata drive be used for the OS. Yes But.

Ken
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31 Jul 2009   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

According to Dell:

Documentation

You have an eSATA port in the back of the machine.

Go for it.
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