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How to connect Seagate Barracuda Super ATA drive into a Dell Dimension 4700?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Darla, May 13, 2006.

  1. Darla

    Darla Guest

    I could really use some help on this one...I just cracked my father's
    Dell Dimension 4700 to install a Seagate Barracuda Super ATA 120G drive
    as a second drive and the connectors look nothing like the ribbon
    connector on the back of the drive. This is the first I've seen of this
    type of connector, it's got like 4 pins and instead of being in series
    like the ribbon connector it attaches right to the motherboard.

    Do I need a different drive, or is there an adapter that will suffice?

    Thanks in advance for the help...
    Darla, May 13, 2006
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  2. Darla

    Patrick Guest

    Can you take a pic and post a link? This will help. How old/new is the
    machine? Are you sure it's a sata board and not an IDE or SCSI setup?
    Patrick, May 16, 2006
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