Adding a second hard drive to my new Inspiron 620

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Adding a second hard drive to my new Inspiron 620

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My old (2008) inspiron 530 died a few days ago.  I believe the power supply or mother board went south.  Anyway I bought a new inspiron 620 and would like to add my old hard drive to it.  The old hard drive was a 500G western digital with windows vista.  I have some information I would like to get off of it.  Can I add the drive as a slave?  I searched several sites including Dell but could not find any info.  The new computer has a slot for an additional hard drive in it.  Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Saugeyejoe

    Unfortunately Dell does not has any documentation for installing an additional hard drive in the Inspiron 620 available, but to install a second hard drive, you will need a set of rails, these can be purchased from Dell Spare Parts1-800-357-3355.

    Maybe the discussion HERE can help.

    Bev.

     

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  • Saugeyejoe

    The SATA cable from the Inspiron 530 should work fine, if it is long enought and has one end with a 90* connector.

    Use the motherboard SATA 1 connector and after installing the hard drive, check the system setup, to see that the SATA port the drive is connected too, is enabled [on] and the hard drive is recognized.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp620620S/Insp620/en/sm/sys_setu.htm#wp1005451

    Bev.

     

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  • Saugeyejoe

    Unfortunately Dell does not has any documentation for installing an additional hard drive in the Inspiron 620 available, but to install a second hard drive, you will need a set of rails, these can be purchased from Dell Spare Parts1-800-357-3355.

    Maybe the discussion HERE can help.

    Bev.

     

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    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell

  • Thanks shesagordie.  The thread helped but still have a question or two.  The old sata cable from the old computer will work?  If so which slot do I plug it into?  Do I have to set something up in bios?  Thanks for your help.

  • Saugeyejoe

    The SATA cable from the Inspiron 530 should work fine, if it is long enought and has one end with a 90* connector.

    Use the motherboard SATA 1 connector and after installing the hard drive, check the system setup, to see that the SATA port the drive is connected too, is enabled [on] and the hard drive is recognized.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp620620S/Insp620/en/sm/sys_setu.htm#wp1005451

    Bev.

     

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  • Thanks.  I'll give it a try in the morning........  I appreciate your help!

  • Saugeyejoe

    Yes

    Bev.

     

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  • Thanks, everything worked fine.  The 620 actually came with rails.......

  • Saugeyejoe

    Pleased to hear that the installation went well.

    Appreciate the heads up about the rails, was not certain if Dell included in the chassis.

    Bev.

     

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