The only problems I know of are the BASE OS or the version of Windows supplied with the machine. "XP" and I'd like to limit the drive to 127GB. XP SP1 on the CD or later and we lift that limit.
FULL DETAILS at http://www.48bitlba.com Sorry but as I don't own your model I can't run a test for this area. But I would add a big drive since I could always have PLAN B which is to put it into some USB case.
No loss either what.
What may challenge most are these areas: Not an offer to document how to deal with each but areas for you to learn more.
1. Jumper and IDE cable settings.
2. How to partition and format your new drive.
So why not?
(I own a few of the fast 400GB IDE drives and give it a thumbs up.)
Case at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-35U2-IDE-SATA&cat=HDD for plan B.
I have a older 2003 Dimension 4550 with a 60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive that is almost full (2GB free). I want to add a second hard drive. I called Dell and one person said that I could only add another 60 GB Hard Drive. I don't understand why. Then I called again and a tech advised against adding an internal hard drive and said I should buy an external hard drive. I do want to eventually get an external drive to back up my computer but I like the idea of having memory inside my computer. My computer has a Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.53GHz. It came with 512MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz and I just ordered another 512MB memory module which I may install tomorrow. One hard drive that I have seen advertised is a 80GB Seagate ST360021A for $54. Do I have to stick with 60GB? NOt that I really need much more anyway. Also, any ideas about good reliable hard drives? Thanks, Chris