will any brand hard drive work on dell desktop systems

By beauspan
Jun 2, 2006
  1. will any brand hard drive work on dell desktop systems??
    i have been told they don't??
    wanted to ask be fore i tried it.
  2. Shawn2k5

    Shawn2k5 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Hm im not sure, i own a dell and i'm pretty sure you can use any type of drive so long as your computer supports it. Such as, dont get a sata drive if you dont have sata connectors. I'm pretty sure any IDE drive would work with a Dell. However Dells tend to be on the cheaper side and dont always have expansion bays for a second (or third) hard drive . Open your case or look at your manual to make sure you have room for expansion before buying one. If you don't, simply buy an external one that connects VIA usb. Because I think firewire doesnt come standard on most dells.
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    The brand does not make a difference, it is the compatibility such as IDE/SATA etc.

    Check compatibility first.


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