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so i got all my parts for my build and am planning on giving my brother my dimension 8400(all he does is Facebook, music and "videos") he wants to keep all his music but transferring it is out of the question since my other brother(ironically the one in engineering school) installed morrowind and overheated the cpu(at least what i think) causing a very annoying alarm to go off every so often(it was re-pasted by my mom's ex-boyfriends son and still works to this day) and the pc to run excruciatingly slow, ie, 15-25 minutes to load itunes. im asking if anyone knows how to remove the hard drive so i can re-install it in the 8400 to salvage his music(he's cheap and wont spend the $$ on a thumb drive for 32gb of music and the dvd burner is shot) and i figure 80 gb is a little small for windows xp machine and im pretty sure it has a 200gb just sitting there. any help would be appreciated
 
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Looks like the Dell uses SATA for hard drives and your Sony uses IDE. Double check my opening up the case and checking the cables. If they are in fact different interfaces, you'll probably need to find adapters. However, your Dimension may support IDE as well as SATA drives.

Telling the difference betwen SATA and IDE:
sata-vs-ide-labelled.jpg

Telling the difference between SATA and IDE hard drives:
sata-and-ide-hard-drives-1.jpg

This is what you're looking for on your Motherboard to see if it supports IDE:
ides.jpg

This is what you're looking for on your Motherboard to see if it supports SATA:
24880d1321169283-rendering-problem-hardware-related-sata_plugs.jpg


eHow has a good guide for installing/uninstalling hard drives.


Good luck! If you want more help, look into both cases and see what's what (motherboards + hard drives), using the pictures for guides if you need em.
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

Looks like the Dell uses SATA for hard drives and your Sony uses IDE. Double check my opening up the case and checking the cables. If they are in fact different interfaces, you'll probably need to find adapters. However, your Dimension may support IDE as well as SATA drives.
Telling the difference betwen SATA and IDE:
sata-vs-ide-labelled.jpg
Telling the difference between SATA and IDE hard drives:
sata-and-ide-hard-drives-1.jpg
This is what you're looking for on your Motherboard to see if it supports IDE:
ides.jpg
This is what you're looking for on your Motherboard to see if it supports SATA:
24880d1321169283-rendering-problem-hardware-related-sata_plugs.jpg

eHow has a good guide for installing/uninstalling hard drives.
Good luck! If you want more help, look into both cases and see what's what (motherboards + hard drives), using the pictures for guides if you need em.

it does the optical drives are ide and i could probably convince him to buy one, get an external enclosure[or let him use mine after i use the dying drive to restore my ps3's disc image(it works but it just randomly stops spinning)] , or take out the dvd reader(thats all it does no burning) and only use one drive. my problem is getting to the drive in the first place.
 
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Post pics of all angles of the case. OEM manufactures like Sony and Dell often make their cases horrifyingly non-userfriendly and counter-intuitive. Stupid case designs, bad HDD rack layouts, etc. can make it really annoying to do something simple like take out a drive.

EDIT: Oh crap, just realized that this Sony is a desktop/monitor unit. Check out this thread how to take it apart.
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Post pics of all angles of the case. OEM manufactures like Sony and Dell often make their cases horrifyingly non-userfriendly and counter-intuitive. Stupid case designs, bad HDD rack layouts, etc. can make it really annoying to do something simple like take out a drive.
EDIT: Oh crap, just realized that this Sony is a desktop/monitor unit. Check out this thread how to take it apart.

its basically a very thick monitor with a power supply stand/base with all the i/o ports and optical drive integrated into the main unit. sadly i can't i dont have a camera or smartphone(will be getting a razr max next weekend) so i cant post pictures right now. we were going to junk it anyway so i guess i could just get a trash bag and just unscrew everything untill i get to it. i was just wondering of anyone knew how to get to it, im not even going to attempt to help him untill i get omnius up and running, so im probably going to attempt it in 2 weeks or so.
 
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That link should help a lot. You might not have seen it (I probably edited it in after you responded).
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