Will this work?

[size= 13px; white-space: pre][color=#ffffff]Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive - 80GB - 7200rpm - Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) - IDE/EIDE - Internal (ST380215A) with a Dell Deminsion 4600.[/color][/size]

the harddrive should work with the computer as long as you connect it properly, its basically the same as the harddrive that came with that model. i assume you want to use this as a second harddrive?

Yes, only have about 25 GB without any games and want to install WOW.

Is there any requirements to use an external hard drive because I was thinking of getting one with 1 TB.

A 1TB usb drive should work fine with your pc. check to see if you have USB 2.0 first.

Geeh, its gonna transfer slooow on usb.

How slow? Will it decrease performance when playing games installed to it? How can i check if I have 2.0 USB?

Yes your load times will be longer but will not interfere with performance.

Is there any thing to look for in my computer to see if I have an extra space to add a hard drive instead of replacing it.

If you look on your motherboard you will see either a SATA or IDE ports looks something like this



If you have any of those slots available on your motherboard and the right leads on your power supply you are good, your motherboard should have a few additional slots.

I think an external hard drive would be allot easier to use. Is and external hard drive basically and thumb drive?

No it wont be easier with a external harddrive.. you have to live with a harrdrive hanging from the case..
Its not hard at all to install a harddrive.

And no its not like a thumb drive, most of the big external harddrives need power from the wall outlet, and its just a normal harddrive inside it so it will break easily if youre not careful with it.

IMO jsut get a 500Gb HDD, they are cheap as and easy to install, if you dont know how go to your local computer shop and ask for some help!

I am trying to avoid having someone doing it for me. How els will i learn? With a external hard drive will I be able to remove from my current computer and use it on a New built?

You can remove any harddrive from a computer and put it in a new build. A USB drive is simpler, but like green said, if it get knocked over of banged around you're fucked. I suggest buying a good harddrive and installing it in your pc as a secondary storage drive.

Well do you know anyone better that the one I listed? I got a price range of about $45 to $50

Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB (free shipping)Â Â Â Â http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

5 year warranty :)

Does that apply for me? Its newegg.ca so it might be different.

looked at newegg US they have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136298 or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

The black is a better drive (made better two motors on the spindle ) :)

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