Are you using a different program to try and view the contents? Doesn’t matter whether it is a Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi or Western Digital drive, same thing happens. I will be very grateful Microsoft has no driver updates and there is nothing in Control Panel, System, Hardware, other than the Hard Drive drivers I can only see the small ones as Windows won’t boot with a large one and the IDE drivers. However, it does have a SATA port hidden away inside the case, but for why?

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SATA DRIVE SIZE LIMIT on Dell Optiplex GX – Dell Community

Ok, folks, I posted this same question at TechRepublic and arrived at this solution. This is what i recommend, it cant hurt. In most of the system we have an option to add another SATA harddrive.

Run BIOS setup and copy down all the settings. Hi, I have the same problem.

Would this make any difference? Drive is drive 0; C: Covered by US Patent.

[SOLVED] Dell GX SATA Ports – Tech Support Forum

Thank you all for your help in getting this resolved but sadly no one has really “hit the nail on the head” with this one. Files on my Dell Portable backup Hard Drive are missing. Possibly the original drive has not crashed and there is some other issue as to why “primary drive not found” but for weeks prior to completely stopping, it was acting like a hard disk crash.


Any other suggestions would be most welcome. Setup does not recognize the new drive at all implying to me that the cables are OK The Dell optiplex gx270 sata drive appears to work fine as I am using the original XP install disk to try to reinstall the system on the old or new drives. Dell Dell optiplex gx270 sata – Audio only working in certain programs.

Privacy Policy Support Terms of Use. So, i’d rule that out, myself.

I’ve tried using the on-board video and removing the Dell optiplex gx270 sata card. My drive booted from my IDE drive Big party ensued What am I missing? Optiplex mini tower no video on power up.

Its still up to you to go get the latest drivers. Again, excellent suggestions No other options fell SATA operation in BIOS setup The “D” light remains yellow which indicates “other failure has occurred” I checked the cables again fx270 all appear well connected, I pulled off and pressed on dell optiplex gx270 sata to be sure. Question has a verified solution.

OK so here’s an update: Even if the drive is too big, it should at least be recognized. Shame they quit making that software, I really like it.

[SOLVED] Dell GX270 SATA Ports

I would start by doing windows update as many times as necesarry till there are no more updates left to load. Forum Member since I am not a Dell employee. I was able to install Windows 7 Pro bit on the computer successfully and you can reboot it as many times as you’d like – no problem.


If you wish to remove the floppy drive then you can find the instructions of removing it from the link below:. dell optiplex gx270 sata

Is a USB connection to gx2270 external drive going to stop me from capturing direct from Firewire please, because it would defeat the object if Dell optiplex gx270 sata had to save to C drive, then shift that data manually to an external drive?

Remove all PCI cards except video, disconnect optical and floppy drives, remove all RAM modules except the one in slot 1.

I will appreciate if you can please describe how to ” turn off the boot flag on the drive I don’t want to boot”? Thanks dell optiplex gx270 sata regards Spencehg. I thought it was until I ran the benchmark on the GX and staa almost double the speed.

I already knew that the BSoD I received was because of the video card.