I’m back from my travels; replaced the hard drive went with a SATA platter drive as it’s fast enough and I like the fact that platter drives give some warning when they die as opposed to none ; and am back in business. That having been said, I have no reservations about taking this computer apart and replacing the drive. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not ref Browse Related Browse Related. PC Connection was as easy to work with as I remembered, and the Fedex charge was more expensive than the drive.

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Works in desktop or SFF or tower. The case on this shows signs of wear from being transported.

Can a Dell OptiPlex accommodate an SSD? – Super User

Could you clarify what the features that you really need are? This will work with all sizes of this model computer that use a 3. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not ref But Hard Drives are equally cheap on Optiplx. That’s not quite at the end of its useful life, but it’s close.

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Inserting a cable incorrectly prevents the drive from operating and could damage the controller, the drive, or both. Although I have switched out things like mother boards and hard drives in the past, it eell been a while and I recall that screwdrivers may have been involved.


Dell Optiplex 745 SFF

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As my luck would have it, this all occurred two days before I left on my annual hike around the desert Southwest. When they do die, though, they tend to die completely.

Dell Optiplex 745 Hard Drive

Integrated ADI High Edll Audio with three connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone; one front-panel connec Among other things, I’m in the market for an inexpensive laptop for basic functionality grown up work, no gaming when away from the mother ship. However, I have not kept up on hard drive technology.

It’s a first Generation Core 2 duo. The other nice thing about going for the replacement drive is that you can just as easily unplug the drive and stick it in a newer computer if you do end up upgrading assuming you either keep with a desktop or buy a USB 3 to SATA drive enclosure if you get a laptopso it’s not like you’re blowing money down the drain by doing this.

This page was last updated: Note that the series uses a different storage chip technology to the series and is not susceptible to the slowdown issue affecting the latter. Hard drive with Windows 7 with all drivers installed and ready to use.

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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.


What should I keep in mind as I source a new one. O;tiplex several of you observed, asta hard drive can always be repurposed, and as I’m reassessing my system needs and set-up here, I decided to simply replace the part for now.

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Dell Optiplex 3.

Drives: Dell OptiPlex User’s Guide

No promotional Product or software designed to slow performance of your Dell PC. But if you can safa it, you may want to consider buying entirely new hardware. Obviously, buying a new computer is also an option. The pin-1 end of a connector on a board or a card is usually indicated by a silk-screened “1” printed directly on the board or card.

Deell this computer is still doing all the things you need it to do, there is absolutely no need to replace it; stick a half decent SSD in it and call it done. Anything not pictured is not included.