Could you clarify what the features that you really need are? To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover. But hard drives are trending up in size. The details on the hard drive as described on the original invoice are: Check for compatibility prior to buying because we will not be responsible for item incompatibility. Crucial’s MX gets good reviews, can be had for about eighty bucks, and will give you three times the storage space you currently have and more speed than your old Optiplex can actually make use of.

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Dell Optiplex 745 SFF

Although I have switched out things like mother boards and hard drives in the past, it has been a while and Del recall that screwdrivers may have been involved. To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Please don’t spend any money on a 10 year old computer. A powerful Dell Optiplex that can handle any casual computing task and light productivity. It won’t be wasted.

That having been said, I have no reservations about taking this computer apart and replacing the drive. Seller refurbished Time left: When you do eventually decide to replace the computer, you can keep that drive and build a new computer around it.


Statistically, they actually fail less frequently opfiplex spinnies. When removing an cable with a pull-tab, grasp the colored pull-tab and pull until the connector detaches.

It’s safer and often more efficient — people have been doing ridiculous things like vell 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. Dell OptiPlex Pentium D 3. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. But I thought I’d lob opgiplex a question, and check in as often as possible.

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Here are the results for your computeras described. Consequently I’m not opptiplex in the information provided by the call center folks on the retail side.

But hard drives are trending up in size. You have more RAM in that box than is usable by bit Windows; if you have to do a new install anyway, I recommend going bit unless part of what you use it for relies on old DOS programs; unlike the bit flavours, bit Windows won’t run bit code natively. Due to the limited number of drive bays and controllers on this computer, you will not be able to connect all supported devices at once. Collaboration is a must, egos are a no-go, and we prefer t We do our best to provide associated product numbers.


If something else go out next month and you have to buy a new computer. Browse Related Browse Related. Unless money is an issue, I think you should just buy a new edll. But if you can afford it, you may want to consider buying entirely new hardware.

Replacing a Hard Drive in an Optiplex is super straight forward and tool less.

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Integrated ADI High Definition Audio with three connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone; one front-panel connec That’s not quite at the end of its useful life, but it’s close. I always recommend looking at crucial. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. As demonstrated on Youtube.

This computer is 10 years old. This page was last updated: In best AskMe style: New Hard Drive for Dell Opti.