We have many Dell Opltiplex 170L pc's. They are basic P4 2.8g 512 RAm
runing XP sp3. 40g 5200 RPM Ultra ATA drives.

Well, as many are nearing 5 years of age, <tearing>They grow up so quickly
now a days</tearing>, I was looking for ways to improve there performance
without an all out replacement of systems.

I am authorized to make purchaces of $100 a day or less without any

I was thinking a format in this case would actaully be beneficial. But I
figured if I am going to rebuild all these machines, should I do so on
faster drives?

Is it possible to somehow get adapters so we can upgrade to 10K rpm SATA