As I haven’t used half the 80 GB of the original drive, I don’t think size is that big of an issue. It’s safer and often more efficient — people have been doing ridiculous things like shipping Windows tablets with 1 or 2 GB of RAM and slow processors, and Microsoft has accepted that this is a thing they have to make work. With the second HDD in your Laptop, you can speed to backup important applications and critical data. Don’t be fooled by Original Manufacturer ex. Wow, you have an Optiplex that still works except for the hard drive?

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Windows has been updated, all drivers loaded. Dwll you really want to fix this geriatric Dell, I have a GB SATA Seagate drive you can have if you will mail me back a couple boxes of cookies nothing fancy, just something that can be found in a supermarket upon receipt.

Drives: Dell OptiPlex User’s Guide

Dell OptiPlex Desktop 1. Works in desktop or SFF or tower. I also asked the service representative to price out a new machine, and the quote he came up with did not include much of what I asked for. Remember SSD’s have no moving parts so it isn’t as necessary for them to be locked into place. You can keep it and connect it to your next computer, whenever that is. Don’t be fooled by Original Manufacturer ex.

Is there any reason why replacing the drive and keeping this thing running for a few more years might be a penny wise pound foolish decision? To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover.


Given that a the computer ran essentially like new until the drive failed, and b it has features I would have ddell custom order for a new computer, my inclination is to simply replace the hard drive. You will receive the item as pictured. I am a little paranoid about security. And you may get a Virus downloading the driver!

An SSD will help keep the system performance up. Genuine Microsoft Windows software preinstalled. SSDs are also very lightweight, physically speaking.

If I buy from Dell, I’ll try to go through optipoex business solutions division. This computer is 10 years old. This thread is closed to new comments. Integrated ADI High Definition Audio with three connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone; one front-panel connec As my luck would have it, this all occurred two days before I left on my annual hike around the desert Southwest.

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. This will work with all sizes of this model computer that use a 3.

Can a Dell OptiPlex accommodate an SSD? – Super User

If not, upgrading to something newer is a better bet as even the slowest modern computers are going to be as fast if not significantly faster while using significantly less energy. And then either burn a disc for the re-install or use a USB drive. Don’t buy a mechanical hard drive. If nothing else, Sara might be able to return home with a solid plan of action in mind.


Dell Optiplex 745 Hard Drive

When connecting and disconnecting a SATA data cable, hold the cable by the black connector at each end. It’s safer and often more efficient — people have been doing ridiculous things like shipping Windows tablets optilex 1 or 2 GB of RAM and slow processors, and Microsoft has accepted that this is a thing they have to make work.

Due ooptiplex the limited number of drive bays and controllers on this computer, you will not aata able to connect all supported devices at once. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Normally I would rate this as excellent advice, but I think SATA will remain supported by new motherboards, controller cards and enclosures for at least another five years; you really will be able to take any 2.

Dell Optiplex 745 SFF

Seller refurbished Time left: Which is pretty old for a computer these days. Statistically, they actually fail less frequently than spinnies. I definitely Nth the recommendations for an SSD, as it will give you a noticeable performance boost.

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