Solved

dell dimension 4500 usb boot

Posted on 2007-11-17
4
2,254 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
i have dell dimension 4500.
is it capable to usb boot? i have 4GB usb flash disk.
is it faster than 5400rpm IDE hard disk?

or does this work better than regular 5400rpm HDD?
http://cgi.ebay.com/SD-Flash-Memory-to-IDE-Adapter-act-as-Hard-Disk-upto-8G_W0QQitemZ150183115770QQihZ005QQcategoryZ41994QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
0
Comment
Question by:Hiroyuki Tamura
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Mark earned 125 total points
ID: 20304953
You wll need to go into the Bios setup, Undr the ADVANCED tab, to check the Boot Configuration settings to see if booting from USB is supported.
To enter Bios setup
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.

2 When the blue DELLâ„¢ logo appears, press <Del>.

As far as USB 2.0 and a 5400 ide drive the USB 2.0 tops out at 420Mbs(Megabits/second)but in reality no device on a USB chain can use more than two-thirds of the bandwidth. That means bandwidth is usually nearer 320Mbs.  
5400 ide if ATA100 would be 100 MBs(MegaBytes/second)
to translate the Bytes too bits the USB bandwidth is tops 52.5 MBs(MegaBytes/Sec) or 40 MBs if the two thirds rule is used.
So the IDE drive is faster.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Hiroyuki Tamura
ID: 20304970
thank you.
do u think this sd card to ide converter works better than HDD?
sd card can be bottleneck?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Hiroyuki Tamura
ID: 20305174
dell xp installaiton disk said, can't install xp on scsi disk... ahh
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Hiroyuki Tamura
ID: 31409734
thank you
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
CCTK with MDT 2012 7 274
display to projector or tv 9 73
Clickfree HD 7 98
Multiple virtual desktops - one screen | software suggestions??? 8 67
Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Both in life and business – not all partnerships are created equal. As the demand for cloud services increases, so do the number of self-proclaimed cloud partners. Asking the right questions up front in the partnership, will enable both parties …

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now