Now I know it is an old computer, but I'd like to put a larger hard drive in to my old Dell Dimension 4100. I've been using the computer (with it's original 40 GB hard drive) as a server, but would like to install a secondary hard drive to use as a backup space for other computers on my network. I've configured Ubuntu and my Mac to allow me to use the server as a Time Machine backup site.
I've added hard drives and made tiny adjustments to hardware before, but I'm not very well versed with hardware in general and have a few questions about how to perform these tasks.
Most importantly, I believe that this computer uses the older style hard drive connecters. Are there specific drives I need to look at or is it possible to buy some sort of converter to make the newer style work in the computer?
Secondly, do I need to be concerned with HD size incompatibilities before I buy the drive? I'm running Ubuntu Server, and according to the information I can find, the OS can handle very large drives... I was thinking on buying a 500 GB or 1 TB drive, which should be fine... according to the OS at least. Would anything in my hardware reject this?
Here is a list of the hardware on the 4100:
Thanks for the help!