Add 500 GB Harddrive

I want to add a second harddrive to my Dell XPS 410 desk top computer.
Its running windows vista.

Do I need any special cable to connect this second harddrive?

I Believe it needs an ATA Harddrive. I have never installed an ATA harddrive
however, I have installed Eide harddrives. Is there much difference with the installation of ATA vs EIDE?

Thank you
Bob

Perhaps you mean a SATA hard drive? You’ll need a SATA data cable, a free SATA port on the motherboard and a SATA power connector coming from the power supply. If you don’t have a SATA power connector that is unused, you can use a molex to SATA adapter.

Otherwise, it is very similar to installing one of the older style PATA/IDE drives, just simpler, since there is no jumper to set on the back of the drive for Master, Slave or Cable Select.

Kerry56
Thank you for the quick response.
As I get older my mind seem to slip a wee bit.

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Hi,

maybe this is useful: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps410/en/SM_EN/index.htm
Dell has tons of manuals and documentation on their support website.

Michael