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Question: Hard drive Replacement

I need to replace my hard drive for my Dv7 product # LW471UA#ABA. I wanted to know can the hardrive be replaced with a 1 tb drive or does it have to be 640 gb and can it be 6gb/s or does it have to be 3gb/s. My hard drive is dying so I need to know as soon as possible before it crashes. Thanks

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Answer: Hard drive Replacement

Hello Rikietic, Please find the details below : Attaching Guide for your ref : http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842278 Go to Page : Hard drive 56 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello All, new to the Lenovo Community. I have a T60 as well as newer Lenovo Edge. The HD crashed on the T60 and it will no longer boot. I just purchased a WD 500GB without doing a lot of research. In trying to install Windows 7 (I had already upgraded the T60) it will not recognize the new drive - Windows does not see the drive at all. Is there a way to get the Lenovo to recognize the WD drive? Thank you in advance for any help.













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Answer:T60 hard drive replacement - Windows does not recognize the hard drive

It sounds like you're doing something wrong, if the drive is an SATA it should work, just install it and boot from your windows setup DVD and it will setup the drive and format it for you, or you can optionally setup the partitions manually when prompted to do so. If you're trying to do something unusual like transfer the windows from the old drive then you need to explain exactly what you've done because I see no reason this shouldn't work. Infact I've done it many times myself.





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Hi, I have a T4602 with 1 TB drive, Windows 10 shows the drive as samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH-000L1Machine Type Model 20F9CTO1WW Has anyone been able to find a similar drive to purchase and image it with something like Acronis True Image? I've looked in many places but have not been able to find any reference to the topic.Have not called Lenovo yet.Thanks Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.













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Answer:Making an image of hard drive on T460s as a replacement backup drive

Hello and welcome,
 
Looks like NewEgg has that drive.
 
Are you planning to clone it?  That may be a challenge since as far as I know there aren't any m.2 PCIe-to-anything adapters available yet.
 
You should be able to pull an Acronis image and restore that to a backup drive after installing it.  Perhaps that's your plan.
 
Z.

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Does anyone know what dimensions are able to be used for a hard drive replacement?

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement - Slight Wiggle/Movement (in drive of proper spec/dimensions)

Hi  K_yao,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for hard drive replacement in your system.
 
I would like to suggest you to visit the nearest service center for the replacement of the part. Please share the system model so that we can provide you the method for replacement of the HDD.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure
they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
                                     
Ashwin.S





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Question: Is it problemmatic if a replacement hard drive does not fit precisely snug in the drive bay?IE - if there is very slight wiggle or movement.If so,any suggestions about ways to snug up the fit? Background:The computer in question is a new Thinkpad X201 Tablet (which is a great little machine). I upgraded my hard drive from the 320gb stock drive to Western Digital Scorpio Black 500gb.The new hard drive's dimensions are approximately the same as the stock drive - standard 2.5" drive, (9.5mm height; 100mm deep).When I replaced the drive, however, I realized that there is a slight difference in size between the stock drive and the upgrade, maybe a bit less than 1mm in width. This amounts to a bit of left to rigtht movement - not much, but enough to describe it as a slight wiggle.I replaced the drive according to the instructions, using the rubbers rails in the same way that the prior drive was mounted. The drive functions fine, but I am concerned that the subtle movement would ruin the connection over time - is that a valid concern? If so, any suggestions for how to tighten this little bit of movement up?Can I simple by some thing rubber from the hardware store, clean it thoroughly, and then "shim" the sides until the wiggle is gone? Or are there different thickness rubber rails that you can buy? Thanks in advance!













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Answer:Hard Drive Replacement - Slight Wiggle/Movement (in drive of proper spec/dimensions)

a wiggly hard drive probably isn't a good thing.  those rails only come in one size. you mentioned a hardware store. how about a piece of rubber roofing?  you can cut it to size with sissors and fold it double if you have to.

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I have a Y500 model that originally came with a Samsung Spinpoint 5400RPM 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD cache mSATA drive. The original drive failed a few days ago, so I have decided to not only replace the new "spinning" drive with a 7200RPM model but I also bought a Samsung EVO 850 mSATA 128GB drive. At the moment, I have only inserted both drives into the laptop and they are both completely blank. I went into the BIOS and it shows 2 Hard Drives recognized both the 1TB "spinning" drive as well as the mSATA SSD. The mSATA was labeled Hard Disk 1 and the 1TB as #2. Unfortunately, I didn't create my recovery USB media until the original Spinpoint drive was at about 70% drive health according to Acronis Drive Monitor. I didn't receive any errors but I am skeptical on the stability of all of the recovery media that is contained on the USB flash drive. Anyway, what option should I take to make the mSATA SSD the primary boot drive with the OS and programs and the 1TB as the data only drive for everything else? I have been reading a lot of threads here about cloning with Paragon Backup & Recovery and also Paragon Migrate OS to SSD programs, however in this case I have both drives completely blank and basically starting from scratch.  Also, I have read some threads that say with Windows 8 and later you can create a clean install recovery media USB that will work from this Microsoft site (link). I was able to run Belarc Advisor to obtain a product key, however ... Read more

Answer:Y500 - hard drive failed, now ready to install replacement + new mSATA SSD to be primary boot drive

hi Cool_Man,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
You should be able to activate Windows using the Create installation media for Windows 8.1 link as the product key shoud activate both versions of Windows (8 and 8.1).
 
If you're already decided what type of installation you need (either legacy or UEFI installation), you can then pop in the USB installation media and install Windows on the mSATA drive.
 
More info:
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
 
Note:
If you get problems activating online, you will need to activate by phone.
 
How to Activate Windows 8 and 8.1 by Phone
 
 
Regards

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Tell me if a slightly thicker (i. e. higher-- height) 2.5" hard drive might work for me. Because I own a 2004-built R51, it seems I won't be able to use PATA drives thicker than my Fujitsu drive (model MHT2080AT). [I can't use a SATA drive.] My failing or shot drive is somewhere between 7 and 8 mm thick (i. e. high). [There's a thin metal sheet covered with round holes attached with screws to the PCB side of the drive. I suppose this thin sheet is the caddy. Yes? By putting my metric ruler from the PCB to the metal of the label side of the drive, it seems the thickness is ~ 8 mm.] If I find a possible replacement on eBay or somewhere else, I figure non-WD drives larger in storage capacity than my current 80 GB drive probably won't work for me since they'll be too thick (i. e. too high), too high because they have more hardware inside them. Therefore, I think I'll only be able to use another 80 GB drive. The WD Scorpio Blue 120 GB PATA Hard Drives (WD1200BEVE) that someone here recommended to me has these dimensions: height- 9.5 mm                      width- 69.85 mm                      depth- 100.2 mm [The other PATA drives made by WD have the same dimensions.] The 100.2 mm depth is about 1 mm longer (deeper) than mine so that might ... Read more

Answer:R51 hard drive replacement: limit on thickness (height) of drive

All of these drives will work just fine, they belong to the same 9.5mm standard as your current Fujitsu one.
 
So get the biggest one, which is 320GB.

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HI

My Toshiba C650d fell of my bed the other day and my hard drive is damaged. When I boot the laptop up I get no bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key. I have done some research and found out basically my Hard Drive is F*^K%D. I did'nt have many important files on there so I dont care about losing them but I dont wont to get it repaired as it will cost about the same as getting a half decent Notebook.

Is it possible to buy a New Hard drive that fits my Laptop. Would this make my Laptop boot up and start or do I need to fork out and get another?

If so how do I get a Hard Drive that I know will (fit in my laptop) with my Laptop.

Really need some help here!

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement for Broken Hard Drive

Here is one Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 49.99You will need windows re-installation CD in order to get Windows back on it.

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Have an older HP Win 98 Media edition computer that I basically use for burning disks and downloading pictures. Yesterday, I went to turn it on and I hear what sounded like the hard drive clanking (arms hitting the platter type sound). I then got an error message on the screen saying "can't load OS" or something like that. I had some pictures and documents on that drive, but I know they're probably toast. I had a secondary hard drive installed that I would move pics and documents to so I could keep them away from the drive with the OS on it. Luckily, I had a spare 40gig drive laying around, so I unplugged both drives in the computer, plugged in the spare drive and loaded my copy of XP Pro, (I don't have a copy of media edition as it came installed on the HP when new). Everything loaded fine on the new drive, computer booted up into XP fine. So, I shut it back down, plugged in the storage drive and booted the computer. Booted fine, so i went to "My computer" and looked for the second drive which was there. Problem is; that drive that I KNOW had data on it (no OS on that drive) now says "drive unformatted, would you like to format"? I cannot access any data on it whatsoever. As far as the drives go, the replacement drive I loaded XP on was a bit older than my storage drive, so I had to connect it with the 80 pin cable, the newer drive is connected by (SATA?) single small cable. Digging around in properties for the second drive, I'm sure I saw somewhere that it said ... Read more

Answer:2nd Hard Drive Issue after Primary Drive Replacement

http://www.recovermyfiles.com/data-...I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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After sending in my new 750 GB Western Digital Black Edition hard drive due to my partitions getting completely screwed multiple times. I received a brand new replacement 1 TB Western Digital Black Edition hard drive yesterday. Everything was working fine until I turned on my desktop on today and received the message "operating system not found". This is the same problem I got with my older hard drive. I tried everything, including creating a new partition using the command prompt on my old hard drive and I still had the same problem. I haven't tried anything yet with my new hard drive and I'm wondering what is causing my hard drives to do this? Any ideas of what could be causing this and fixes would be immensely appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Note:
-Not posting this from my desktop.
-Both drives are OEM and I do not have any discs with to run a diagnostics or repairs.
-I can not start up Windows in anyway.
-I still have my Windows 7 64 bit disc.
-My computer does not recognize my hard drive due to the partition being corrupted.

Answer:Hard drive problem with partition. Even after a new replacement drive.

Check all the cables.

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I cannot find the access point/cover to the hard drive in my Toshiba 2515CDS
My replacement hard drive has arrived, and I feel pretty stupid, BUT, my
owners manual does NOT address this location. It shows every possible
detail for the top/bottom/front/back/and both sides, but NOWHERE is the
hard drive access cover shown. Can someone HELP???
Thanks alot!
Ron
 

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See if you have any rubber feet on the base of that laptop. Remove the feet, and find your screws (most likely).
 

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I have a ThinkPad T40 type 2374 thinkpad that I will be upgrading my hard drive. I have ordered a Samsung HM160HC 160 gb hard drive and want to replace my 40GB hard drive in my laptop. I have purchased Apicorn Drivewire with EZ Gig II version 2.1  cloning sof tware and would like to clone my hard drive. The Apricorn website indicates to enter the BIOS setup Security page and disable the Pre-Desktop Area and the security chip (if enabled). Save changes and exit then Install the new drive internally (inside the notebook) and install the original drive into the Apricorn external enclosure and boot to the EZ Gig CD application and using the "Disk Clone" option, clone the external (original) drive to the internal (new) drive (this is opposite the procedure described in the installation guide). Has anyone followed these directions and have successfully cloned the hard drive? Is there another easier way to clone the hard drive? Any recommendations would be most appreciated before I make any attempts at doing this. 

Answer:T40 hard drive replacement

Personally I would either use the old ver of Norton Ghost, or Acronis True Image. There are also free programs online that will do this too. FreeXMLDirveImage But I am not sure if the XML program support Disk to Disk Cloneing. With Acronis you would; 1. Attached the new drive to an extenal enclouser2. Connect the Enclouser to the Laptop3. Boot with the Rescue media4. Select to Clone the Internal HDD (All Volumes) to the External HDD5. Wait for it to complete6. Turn off the PC, and remove the HDD7. Insert the new HDD into the thinkpad This is pretty much the same procedure for all software like this but it could vary.  

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I have a home built desktop Pc and the 18g hard drive is full. I have tried every method possible to format it, to no avail. I would like to put in a new drive and I want to know if I will have any compatibility problems with the existing hardware.It has a Matsonic motherboard and graphic & music cards.Grateful for any help...

Answer:replacement hard drive

There shouldn't be any problems with a new hard drive, just make sure you get one with the correct interface for your motherboard, SATA or IDE.

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hi, can you tell me if the pc model : HP Pavilion 7805, to have it's hard drive replaced by a better one?if so, then please supply me with a website that lets me do so.thank youpete

Answer:help please with hard drive replacement

You should be able to...But why do you think you need a better one?click hereBset to check that you can have another HDD with a HP machine. If i'm not mistaken they have restore discs so i would check that you can install the software of the CD to new disc first.

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Probably an easy one, but I figured it's always quicker to have one of you give me the concise answer than trawl through the internet myself...

Want to replace 20GB HDD with new 80GB. I have partitioned the first 50GB as NTFS and left the remainder for maybe Linux, using my Laptop and an external HDD case USB. I want to use this Drive to replace the 20GB drive in my Desktop. This runs xp pro. On the whole partition.

How do I replecate all the data on the current 20GB HD (operating system, files and all) onto the NTFS partition on this new drive, and if I can manage this, will I be able to later add Linux as a dual boot to the remaining part of this disk..

Cheers clever people,

Duncan

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement

Yeah, u can add linux later on.

Hook up the new drive and use a third party copying or imaging utility to transfer the old drive to your new drive. (Partition Magic, Drive Image, V2i, Ghost or some freeware utility)

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I recently checked in the HP website is possible to upgrade your hard drive and I would like to change my HP mini 1104 laptop for 1TB hard drive because the original one is practically full and I believe this is the best option. I tried to contact HP store parts sellers and they mention I need to check if the conexion is SATA or IDE and I have not idea and I am not intending to open the laptop as yet. I also tried HP store email and somebody wrote me this: HP Mini 1104 (ENERGY STAR) (A7K66UT), the PC supports the following hard drives: 320 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 and 7.0 mm 250 GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5 and 7.0mm                                                                                                                This have confused me because I saw in amazon they have 1TB for my model and the photo says it is SATATSM 2.5 LAPTOP HARD DISK DRIVE FOR HP MINI 110-1000 110-1100 110-1200 110-3000 110-3100 210-1000 1104 1tbI have the... Read more

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Help, I replaced me hard drive as the one in my system was bust so unable to make a recovery disc.
I replaced it with a new hard drive but have problems loading Windows 7 from the disc which is an upgrade.
The system was originally running XP, I do have an XP disc but it is also an upgrade, Is there anything I can do to get this up and running again, As is probably obvious, I am a bit of a novice in this field. Any help would be welcome.
 

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I know this is the wrong place to put this, but I don't know any where else but I have 2 lenovo thinkpad g500s touch and one has a scrambled hard drive and the other don't charge, I was thinking that I could put the good hard drive from the one that don't charge into the laptop with the scrambled one, how would I do that? 
 
Moderator note:  post moved to B & G forum.

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I am working on a friends Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 laptop. His hard drive crashed. Connected hard drive to my PC and cannot access it. My friend has no disks or backups. I will need to replace the hard drive. Having said this, I have a couple of questions to start with:

1. I see no COA sticker on this laptop. I'm not sure about how to activate once 8.1 is loaded.

2. Where would I get 8.1? Is there an iso download and where to get a good one?

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SYS ID 216B, PRODUCT ID F9H21UA#ABA IS THERE A SOLID STATE REPLACMENT HARD DRIVE COMPATIBLE WITH THIS UNIT? CURRENT HARD DRIVE IS:TYPE ATAMODEL HGST HTS541075A9E680SERIAL # JA120011GJ8YSPCAPACITY 750 GB

Answer:NEED REPLACEMENT HARD DRIVE

Of course. Any 2.5 inch wide SATA SSD will work.  https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=...

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I am trying to replace the 5 GB HD in my Thinkpad with an IBM Travelstar 20 GB drive, and load XP on it at the same time.  I installed the drive and booted from the XP CD.  When the computer tried to restart, though, I got a "code 5" error if I left the CD in the drive, and a "missing NTLD something" error when I tried to boot from the hard drive.  (Sorry, I'm also trying to do all this with two four year olds running around, and I forgot to write the exact error-- it was 5 letters and I've probably got them mixed up.) Does anyone know what to do about this?  The pin configuration of the new drive looks exactly the same as the old one, and if I put the old drive back in, the CD drive works fine.  The Bios is set to boot from the CD first and the HD second.













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Answer:Hard drive replacement in 600

Welcome to the forum!My guess would be that you have to fully format your new HDD before installing XP. Also, is the copy you're using a retail one, or an IBM OEM?Good luck and let us know.

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I have a Pavilion a6202n with the factory hard drive, a KINGSTON SV300S37A12 SCSI Disk Device.  Can I still get this same hard drive or is there a compatible upgrade for it?  if so, where can I look? Many thanks

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We have several systems that are not likely to be replaced within the next ten years. The use a dos os and the file structure uses less than 100 MB. We use the 3 1/4 floppy for backup and communicate through the com port to make backups of the db. I have a thought to replace the ide hard drive with a flash drive. Is there an adapter that would allow you to use the ide port on the mother board to plug in a usb drive? There are probably some connectivity issues with bootup that but can probably be addressed by booting from floppy, or even by placing the right files on stick. Any thoughts?
 

Answer:IDE replacement hard drive

What are these DOS systems used for? Some sort of monitoring of equipment? There is probably no provision to boot from an external device on these, and I don't think they can be made to boot from anything but a internal hard drive or Floppy
 

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I would like to replace my 15g hard drive with a 80g one... i don't wand to have a slave just one drive with everything on it. Can i Copy everything from my current drive onto the new one with out reinstalling xp and everything esle?

if someone can tell me how i would really appreciate it. thanks
 

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1. I have an old Dell, model OptiPlex GX60. It has a hard drive of this designation: WDC WD400BB-75FJA1. It's a 40gb size.

The hard drive is failing. I'd like to replace it.

How do I know what kinds of hard drives may be good substitutes here? Might go to a 60gb. I have expanded my RAM.

I'd like to know what kinds of hard drive I could replace it with. General descriptions would be good.
2. Is it as simple as pull the old one, stick the new one in, and go to F12 in Dell OS menu, then load windows in?
 

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This morning I received a warning that HARD DRIVE FAILURE IMMINENT.  I want to replace the drive ASAP.I currently have a 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6G 3.5 hard driveI also have 16GB disc cache SSD.Is this cache part of the hard drive?I have been looking at Seagate SSHD 4TB (64M cache) as the replacement.

Answer:Hard Drive replacement

The SUPPORT PAGE for that model indicates that a 4TB drive is an option, so it seems resonable that you can replace the failing 3TB with a 4TB.  Since the 16GB is being used for a cache, it might be prudent to clone the failing drive to the new one, and do it outsie of the computer.  IMHO, to avoid problems, clone the drive with the Seagate cloning software using a different computer and USB to SATA adapters.http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/acronis_true_image_seagate_edition_software_(discwizard).htm...

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I'm asking this only because Lenovo does not display anything other than external hard drive upgrades to this model.  As long as the drive size is correct and the operating system supports it, is there any other restriction on upgrading my 60 GB drive to something larger? Thanks, Don

Answer:T42 Hard drive Replacement

I would verify that your system BIOS supports LBA if you are planning on going to a drive larger than 149GB. Otherwise, you should be able to install one with no trouble at all. I believe your machine uses an IDE (PATA-type) drive.

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I have to buy a new hard drive for my desk top. The one that was in it was a Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 7200.12 1TB ST31000524AS. I broke the plastic on it where the power or data cord plugs in, so it won't work now.

I want to replace it with a 2 Seagate Hard drives, a 1TB & a 2TB so I can back up on one. My motherboard is a MSI A75MA-G55 & I know it will accommodate more than one hard drive, possibly more than 2, I'm just not sure how to install them in sequence. Would I be better off to buy a 2TB hard drive & and external drive for backups?

How important is the rest of the info on the hard drive, such as Site Code, Firmware, etc. I want to make sure that I get the right replacements that are compatible.

Also, I hope to be able to install Windows 7 & I have an ISO file that I put on a flash drive. Not sure how to install Win 7 on a new hard drive b/c I have no idea how it will find the other info on my computer.

Older data regarding my PC (current updates not showing, etc.) can be found here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Q...2IIVHBanlZexZN

How important are the #'s on a hard drive when buying 2, possible a 2TB & a 1TB, or maybe 3 to put my operating system on a separate hard drive.

I don't see how a clean installation on Windows 7 will find all the items in my device manager....can't see how this works with a new install. So, after installing new hard drives (1-3) &/or an external drive for backups, I don't know ... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement for PC

You would be better off getting one HDD to put in your computer and an external one for your backups (actually two external HDDs for backups would be much better since even a backup HDD can fail without warning but only one is better than none). The external HDDs should be connected to your computer only when updating the backups; they should not be permanently connected.

Using an internal HDD for backups is a bad idea because the same thing that can cause data to be lost on the main drive can also take out the data on an internal backup drive.

If you can swing it, I prefer using the Western Digital (WD) Blacks for internal drives. WD has a better reputation than Seagate for drive reliability and customer service. I've had only six Seagates; two died within a year and a third, a SSHD, was a disappointment performancewise. Of the 23 WD drives I've had, only two have failed; one other one arrived DOA (which could have been caused by rough handling in shipment), which the vendor promptly replaced and now is humming away in my machine happy as a kitten under a leaky cow.

If you are going to run your OS and programs on a HDD, I wouldn't get a third one; you can just put them on a partition on your one internal HDD separate from a data partition. The only way I would recommend a separate drive for the OS and programs is if you were going to upgrade to an SSD. An SSD will give you lightning fast boot times and program access and is an upgrade that will give you more bang for y... Read more

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My PC's original hard drive failed.  A Western Digital 1tb 5400rpm Green Caviar.  I replaced with a SeaGate Barracuda 1tb 7200 rpm drive.   Fired up and the install disc would not load.  Ran diagnotics and a clean bill for all devices including the new  Barracuda drive.  Then an error code BIOHD-3  "No Bootable Drives Detected" appeared , status "Warning"  Checked SATA cable for being installed correct into the drive  and tried again.  Same problem, same error code. Question:  IS this model not compatable with a 7200 rpm drive?  Question:  Should I return it and install the exact same as the original.  A WD 1tb 5400rpm Green Caviar? Thanks for your support

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Can I use a Seagate U Series 9 40GB UDMA/100 5400RPM 2MB IDE Hard Drive and/or a Maxtor DiamondMax 16 80GB UDMA/133
5400RPM 2MB IDE Hard Drive to replace a Maxtor IDE\Diskmaxtor #2B020H1, 20 GB Hard Drive in my Compaq Presario Desktop Model #5400US Computor.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement.

Hard drives are hard drives, do you need extra advice.

Are you cloning one to another, if so, could you give us your specs..hardware, OS etc.

Do you intend your Maxtor 20Gb to remain in the machine as master or slave...what are you trying to achieve?
 

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I have an HP Envy M4 laptop hard drive that I am wanting to put into a 2000-314nr HP lapto. Would it be compatible?

Answer:Hard drive replacement

Hi,Physically it would not be a problem.Both have 2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm thick SATA HDD.But operating system cannot be transferred. You've to factory reset with 2000-314nr recovery media.RegardsVisruth

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I want to replace my existing hard drive after 4 years of use with the WD Black Performance Hard Drive WD10JPLX. Please inform whether this new internal hard drive will fit into my HP Pavilion dm4 purchased in Spring 2012.

Answer:Hard Drive replacement

Yes no problem. It's 2.5 inches wide and either 7mm or 9.5mm thick and SATA connector. Will fit right in where the old one comes out. Same hole pattern and connectors. Post back if you need more help. 

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Hello,I need to replace the hard drive in my laptop HP Notebook  P1A99UA#ABL.What size and specs of the hard drive I should buy?Thanks a lot.











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Hi, Your machine is an  HP 15-af148ca :      http://support.hp.com/hr-en/document/c04791384 Would you like to use the same as the original HDD, which is a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive  ?  You can use any standard 2.5" HDD for laptops on the market today. Please buy a faster HDD which has 7200RPM and big cache such as     http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/seagate-st1000lx001-1tb-laptop-sshd-w-32gb-nand-2-5inch-sata.html or much smaller cache:     http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/hitachi-2-5-1tb-sata3-7200rpm-laptop-hard-drive.html Regards.

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Hello,
 
I recently bought a Lenovo U31-70 (i5 cpu, 8gb ram, 1tb hd, intel 4400 gpu)
 
I'm considering replacing the 1tb hd with a 500gb SSD as the normal HD is so slow (my main PC has an SSD for the system drive and you really notice how slow it is without one)
 
Will this void my warranty?
 
I am competent with hardware and have been building my own PC's for close to 30 years now, so swapping the HD out for an SSD is a breeze really.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 
 

Answer:U31-70 - Hard Drive replacement?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Technically, opening the back cover can void your warranty since there no consumer replaceable parts (CRUs) located inside. 
 
In reality, most service centers understand that folks like to increase memory and upgrade the hard drive so they tend to overlook the fact that the laptop has been opened.  To-date I have yet to encounter a User here complaining that warranty service had been denied over the fact the back cover had been previously opened.
 
If you take your time with the swap, don't damage anything during disassembling and restrict your actions to just replacing the hard drive I don't see a problem. Keep in mind that future warranty service won't include the new SSD.  That would be covered by the SSD drive's manufacturer.  If you would want to take it a step further..... just keep your hard drive intact and if the day comes you ever need Lenovo warranty service, just swap the hard drive back in before sending it in.  Once the machine is out of warranty then format the hard drive and then sell it or re-use it.

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I received a SMART error, warning me to change my hard drive a failure may be imminent. So I need to change my hard drive and need some info.
I have a HP Pavilion 6460 system, running windows 98.
My current hard drive is: Quantam Bigfoot TS9.6A (pm)
Secondary master: CD-532E-B-(sm)
Install Memory: 96mb
Memory Bank 0: 64 mb SDRAM
memory Bank 1: 32 mb SDRam
Legacy Diskette A: 1.44 mb 3 1/2

According to HP support I need to purchase a drive with the same or more and I would like some opinions on what drive to purchase...what drive will work ie: # of pins etc. What is the best for the money etc. Thanks allot!!!!
 

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Had a search around and all current comments appears to be at least a year plus old so thought I would ask the hrad drive replacement question agian for an updated response.
Bottom line is my current HDD appears to be getting somewhat unreliable and I would like to replace it with minimum fuss and effort. Computer is an Advent 9207 Desktop, several years old, running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600). Hard drive to be replaced is a Maxtor 6L250S0 250 GB.
I would like to replace the HDD with a newer and greater capacity HDD (500 GB min but notice that there are very reasonably priced 1.5 and 2 TB around). Hopefully I can just copy complete content of current HDD (including applications) to the replacement, install replacement and then just carry on. Is this the case or am I being somewhat hopeful/naive?
Any recommendations for HDD, software etc that can be used to accomplish what I am after (preferably free software) would be most welcome. Will also then re-format replaced HDD, put it in a caddy and just use for miscellaneous, not too important stuff.
Thoughts appreciated and many thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement

Many HDD manufacturers,such as Seagate include free software to enable you to transfer the contents of your old HDD to the new one.

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In another topic I explained that the hard drive in my G50-80 was failing the "targeted read" and "short drive self test" in both Seagate Sea Tools and Lenovo diagnostics. It crashed a couple of months ago and I performed the on-board recovery and reset which brought it back. It's still running but I'm going to replace the drive with a new one I just ordered from Amazon. So, my question is when it arrives do I just take out the old and install the new drive (which looks pretty simple), plug in my USB recovery flash drive, turn it on and follow the prompts? I hope it's that easy!

Answer:G50-80 hard drive replacement

Hi sgtjjj,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
What Windows version would you have originally with the machine?
 
Steps on reinstalling windows in your new drive should be easy as you have described.
Here is the service training module for the replacement guide and here is the installation article that can also help. Hardware manual here for further need.
 
You may always update us here if ever there is a challenge in the process. 
 
Regards

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Hello, My laptop has started a sound like the spinning of the hard drive, but with a loud sound. Anyhow, I figured I need to change it, but I don't know what kind to get? Can I get a 7200 rpm HD ? Thank you in advance for helping me.

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Hi: Yes, you can get a 7,200 RPM drive. I wouldn't go bigger than 320 GB though. Here is the service manual...chapter 4 will have the hard drive R&R procedures. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295877 There will probably be an interface you have to remove from the old hard drive to put on the new one, that is not shown in the manual. It looks like this... 

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Hey gang

Last week my "d" drive went south for the winter.
Thats all right I told it to stay there and I'm getting another from Maxtor under warrenty.
Since I'm not the local hardware-man is there anything I should know before I mount the thing in, hook it up, and put the power to it?
Right now my OS knows its not there and doesn't display it anywhere, but do I need to do prep work before surgery?
 

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if i wanted to replace my laptop hard drive how would i find out what model to replace with

like how do i know if mine is sata pata ide etc i took it out earlier and it didnt really say much on it i measured and it is

W 70mm x L 100mm x D roughly 8mm (i say roughly as it had a metal cage screwed to it)

and pins it had

a group of 15 contact points
then
a group of 7 contact points
then
a group of 4 pins

also thought worth mentioning
(i was under the impression laptops had 2.5 inch HDDS this was nearer 2 3/4 inchs ? )


thankys anyone who can provide any help/info on this

much apreciated

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Speccy will tell you more than anyone wants to know
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I wanted to get a ASUS G53SX series or ASUS A53SV series laptop. All the specs looked real good but the hard drive only runs at 5400rpm.
I was wondering if ASUS laptops could have the hard drive easily replaced so I can grab a 7200rpm hard drive at a cheap price and replace it.
If so, what "numbers" for the new hard drive do I needa concentrate on besides the RPM and the GB.
 

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HelloI have a T43 Thinkpad that I was wishing to upgrade the 80gb hard drive that came with it.I have been reading up on all the difficulty of doing this, but so far my biggest set back is that every model HD I've looked for on the list of "supported" drives from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-62282.html has been discontinued and is now impossible to buy anywhere.On the rare occasion that I have found a compatible drive on E-bay, they tend to sell for over $300, which is a ridiculous price for an old, small (by today's standards), questionable warranty drive.I was wondering if anyone on this forum knows of a supply to still get these drives?Or, is anyone at Lenovo going to provide firmware for other model drives (and when)?I was considering buying a 160gb Hitachi - HTS541616J9AT00, simply because Newegg is still selling them, (and who knows for how long until those are discontinued too).  However I'm nervous since there is no IBM firmware available for it and I don't know if there ever will be.  I know the 2010 post error can be bypassed but IBM goes out of its way to say the error is there for a reason and shouldn?t be ignored.Also, using an ultrabay adapter is not an option for me, as I want to replace the boot drive and keep my dvd drive.My laptop is still in extremely good condition and has many years of life left in it.  I'd really hate for such an expensive machine to become a paperweight over a weird hardware technicality.Thanks for an... Read more

Answer:Help! T43 hard drive replacement

you can use any PATA harddrive from any brands, but you may need to flash the bios to make it recognize non lenovo sourced HDD..

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I think my hard drive is dying and was wonderinghow easy is it to replace?Is it just a matter of disconnecting the old HDremoving it, putting a new one in its place, reconnecting it and then putting my recovery disc in the dvd drive to reinstall everything as it was when the computer was shipped to me?Can anyone recommend a Hard Drive to me, one that is known for it's reliability and durability?The hard drive that's acting up in less then 3 years old and it comes up with boot errors.Sometimes I can get Windows to load which is why I am on now but usually I get a boot error and the computer does not read the HD. I wished I had backed up the hard drive now.T.I.A.

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement?

The recovery disk may perform in the manner you have suggetsed - mine from a 2001/2 Mesh system does. However the other type may only access a hidden partition on your existing drive and run the reinstall from there.You need to find out which you have.You could use something like Ghost to image the existing drive and then restore that image to the new drive.

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I was having some problems with loading windows...problems partitioning... slow opening of drives... slow copying to drives... I currently cannot load windows.. cannot reinstall as everything seems to be very slow or freeze.. Got stuck on a disk check with 0 % checked.
 
I got a boot disk (seatools for dos)... hard drive is failing the tests...
I have a 500GB sata II....
Can someone recommend a good replacement from say best buy?
I would like at least 500GB but I see hard drives are pretty inexpensive now adays.
 
Are most hard drives compatible with my lenovo 3000 H210 desktop?
 
THANKS for any help.
you can email me at xxxxxxxxxx
 
 
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Answer:looks as though i have a bad hard drive... please help with a replacement

Here's a 500GB for only $54.99 w/ free shipping and no tax for most states. $15 off with promo code EMCYXNR27, ends 9/30grab it within 3 days for just $40.

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Hello,

I have a 40gb hard drive that has the OS on it. I am close to maxing it out and want to replace it with an 80gb hard drive. Is there a way to copy or clone the drive so I do not have to re-install everything? I have an external hookup to connect the SATA drive.

Thank you.

-Kevin
 

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need to replace the hard drive serial # [personal information removed] in my Envy touchsmart 17t-j100.   Can't afford sata right now.  Any suggestion to where I can purchase one compatible to the original.  This is a 1TB 5400-rpm.











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terfig wrote:..... Can't afford sata right now. ...Hi, You MUST use SATA, no choice. Probably you are talking about SSD. There are many standard HDD's around. I bought one of the following HDD's last week to test few things - much cheaper elsewhere    http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/2-5-seagate-1tb-with-8g-mlc-seagate-momentus-xt-laptop-hdd-st1000lm014.html   http://cplonline.com.au/hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/seagate-st1000lx001-1tb-laptop-sshd-w-32gb-nand-2-5inch-sata.html You can buy Toshiba, WD, Hitachi, ... Regards.

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Can anyone help with this   is the seagate st1000dm003 3.5inch 1TB barracuda hard drive compatible with my pc

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I have a Compaq Presario 1260 laptop with Win98 and a 4gb Fujitsu IDE hard drive. I need to replace the hard drive. Can anyone tell me what I need to look for in my new hard drive to make sure that it is compatible with my computer (ie Capacity, Physical Size, interface, etc)?
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 1260 laptop with Win98 and a 4gb Fujitsu IDE hard drive. I need to replace the hard drive. Can anyone tell me what I need to look for in my new hard drive to make sure that it is compatible with my computer (ie Capacity, Physical Size, interface, etc)?

If you are running win98 you shouldn't have a problem with any size hard drive, other than that you will just need to make sure you get a IDE interface HD. For Physical size generall you will just have a 3 1/2 drive that should fit. However sometime Compaq uses 5 1/4 drives for there newer ones. Just take a look inside the case for the physical size.

[This message has been edited by TechGuy (edited 02-13-2001).]
 

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Adding a new boot drive on my father's computer. Used the Maxblast software that came with the Maxtor 120 G. Everything worked fine except I noticed that the software had partitioned the drive into four equal sections--the same situation that had caused the need for a larger drive because the sections not located int he boot partition were not easily available. So I reformatted the drive into only one partition but then the copying from the original boot drive could not be completed (many attempts). So I partitioned it back into several partitions, everything copied as intended, but now it asks for some command something or other at C prompt. Will not boot windows 98.
I've tried reinstalling O/S, recopying original boot drive--nothing works. Somebody help me please.
Thanks-
dionski
 

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Folks,
I want to replace my hard drive. It is a Toshiba 80GB, HDD2D32, MK8032GSX.

I was hoping to find one on a big site like Amazon or maybe even Toshiba. No joy.

I have found them for sale on small sites that I've never heard of and I'm not sure what I will be buying.......is 'new' really new or some sort of salvaged part.

Question: Is there any websites that give a substitute drive of known quality, eg: Seagate?
I'm assuming that if the physical size and connector pin layout is correct then I should be able to use any manfacturer?

Thanks
 

Answer:Hard Drive Replacement

Newegg.com or Outpost.com are good places to start. I think that drive is a SATA drive for a laptop, so you'll need a 2.5" laptop SATA drive.

If you need to clone your existing drive to the new drive, you will also need a USB to SATA cable to clone the data. Or if you have a desktop with available SATA ports, you can clone the drive from the desktop.

Otherwise you can do a fresh install with you notebook install discs.
 

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I have a HP 15-P199SA running Windows 10.  The laptop will not start. System test stops with a Hard Drive DST Check : failed.  FAilure ID : M37S3F-7R6874-MFPV6K-60R403.  I believe I need to replace the hard drive, the laptop is out of warranty. Can you suggest a suitable replacement? TY

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My hard drive is really getting senile. The whole computer is massively throttled by it and I spend a lot of time just waiting for it to grind away. So I need to do something about it!

The current set up:
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.10
Partition 1 80GB: OS
Partition 2 80GB: Media, Photos, work
Partition 3 the rest: Games, programmes


Now windows defrag really won't do any more, its just got gunked up I guess. I recently bought a second drive, also a 500GB Barracuda, but being newer its the 7200.12 revision. I haven't touched it yet. So my options:

1)Do a bit-to-bit copy across to the new one and hope it works better
2)Do a bit-to-bit copy, but with a larger OS partition... so the OS one is always pretty much empty
3)Backup, do a clean install and reformat using both HDs (prolly partitions 1&2 on the new one and the old one reformatted for programmes and games)
4)Any other suggestions?

I'm not keen on 3)... I have no end of useful programmes and things collected over the years that would be a hassle to find again/ reinstall. Plus I would no doubt fail to back up everthing I needed.
How do I do these things anyway?!

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Hard drive replacement

From what I understand the HDD is just slow, and not "bad". If I was in your position, I would opt for the Clean Install since that drastically speeds up your system (I try to do it once a month), and seeing is how you have two HDD's of equal capacity, you have the perfect setup to do a cleaninstall with a pre-set backup.

My advice is before you even start, take a screenshot of your desktop and start menu and save them on a flash drive or floppy (no need to waste a CD-R here) UNLESS <----- (see "BEFORE YOU START")

I strongly discourage of bit-to-bit transfers, because most of the time a HDD can get so fragmented a defrag is impossible and performance is horrible. They are good for preventing file loss and preserving systems (Say you run a PC shop and a customers HDD is going kaput, a bit-to-bit transfer is how you would fix it, so the customer doesn't loose any files, bookmarks, saved passwords, desktop files, etc). A bit to bit transfer makes a clone of your old hdd, so now your new hdd is just as fragmented and slow as the old one. A fresh install is usually the best way to bring a PC back to life.
BEFORE YOU START
Go to your manufactures website (prebuilds) or Motherboards website and get all of the latest drivers <--- veryyyyyy important!

Stage 1:
In essence, disconnect your current HDD from the system, and connect the new one (leave the old one in, we will use it later. THIS STEP IS MANDATORY IF YOU WANT TO STILL BOOT OFF OF THE OLD HDD. ... Read more

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I seriously do not understand why I can not find an answer to this question. I need to clone my drive because it is failing. The oem drive is connected and only answered to it's own motherboard. Got it. My drive is failing. I need a new drive installed. I want the whole drive coppied/cloned so I can just slap the new drive in it and have it fire up with it's own original oem purchased licensed copy of windows. Why is this so hard to find an answer too?
I also do not understand why there are so many partitions. Been building computers for years and working on them. Why would you need more than the oem partition and a backup area for idiots plus the main drive? Seriously? 
Anyways, don't me to be a jerk. It's jut frustrating that I can not get an answer.

Answer:Hard drive replacement

Whether you can clone the drive or not depends upon how it's failing.  If there are bad clusters on the drive, most cloning utilities will fail -- you can try a chkdsk /r, which will attempt to recover data from the bad clusters and move it to good ones, and then try the cloning.
Newer systems with UEFI support use a GPT drive structure -- yes, there are multiple system partitions that are required for the UEFI setup to function - and there are recovery partitions on the drive as well.
The bottom line is that the answers you seek depend on the system model, how it's set up, whether the drive is secured with bitlocker, etc., and on how it's failing.

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Have a HP notebook. Original drive was 7200 rpm. Failed. Was replaced with 5400 rpm by a computer service. No other hardware was changed. Will the difference cause a problem with speed or other operations of the computer?
 

Answer:Replacement Hard Drive

Unless you're doing extreme gaming or video editing, you should notice very little (if any) difference.

Switching from a 7200 to a 5400 RPM drive (or vice versa) will not cause hardware or driver issues so long as Windows and other software were properly installed.
 

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I want to replace the SATA HDD in my Dell Dimension 4700 with a larger SATA drive, but I don't want to start from scratch because I only have the Dell restoration WinXP Prof CD, not the retail version. Is there a way I can "clone" the present drive? What hardware and software would I need? I once did this with Maxtor IDE drives, using Maxblast. But I think that only works with Maxtor drives. I haven't yet bought the HDD, so I don't know what brand I'll be dealing with. Also, there's only 1 SATA connector inside the computer, so I guess one of the drives will have to connect via USB. Any help here will be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 6400 (60gb hard drive)with windows vista system. As I wasn't able to to clear the hard drive, I tried to replace it with a 180gb hard drive but unfortunately when I tried to start the PC a message appeared on screen saying "no boot sector on internal drive" and then another message saying "press F2 for set-up utility" Can anyone help me?

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It looks like the system is telling you you need to install a program on the blank Harddrive before it can boot.You need the Vista CD to install the system, before you can run the new Harddrive.If the original drive is still in working order, try using that as the Master drive and making the new drive as a slave.If you have corupted the Vista installation, the only solition is re-install from a Vista (or XP or Windows 7) CD.Terry

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Folks, I want to replace my R61 hard drive with one that has a bigger capacity. Now, I've done a little research and I could appreciate some input to help me pick the right disk for my notebook. My R61 drive is supposed to be: 160GB SATA-150 5400 RPM. I learned from different sources on these forums that the dimensions of the drive should be: 2.5" width and 9.5mm height. Now, what I am trying to figure out is whether:SATA-150 is SATA 2 or SATA?A drive with 0.4" (10.16mm) height can fit, because that is the size of most of the drives I'm pulling from Amazon.

Answer:R61 hard drive replacement

You're looking for a laptop 2.5" SATA drive. That should help in your search.You can use SATA (which is SATA-150 or SATA I, all the same) or SATA II (aka SATA 300) but your machine will run at SATA I speeds unless it has a modded BIOS.Hope this helps.

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my hard drive is getting rather noisy it makes grinding noises when ever i open an application so i think its time for replacement, i have and external hard drive which is 640 GB is there a way i can remove that one so i can use it in my PC and also will it last as long as an normal hard drive,

The external drive is a simple tech 640 gigabyte desktop external drive, i cannot for the life of me figure out how to open this damn thing so if i can able to use this in my PC how do i open it ?

please respond asap thanks
 

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I have a G550 2958 model and the hard drive is faulty. I would like to replace it for a 750GB one, but I'am aware that some low-end notebooks doesn't support >500GB hard drive. Does this one supports it ? Thanks.

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Hi
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community
 
As per technical   reference guide your system can support hard disk Up to 500GB*, 5400rpm
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hello,
Please could somebody help me with my probelm. I took my hard drive out of my Dell Inspiron 530s as it was full and took ages to load so wanted to buy a new one, of course not making any backup ha. Once i buy a new harddrive, what software would i need to buy to make my PC run as normal again. I was running with Windows Vista before, so what Software package do i require as the only ones that i seem to find are upgrades of which is no use as im starting from scratch as such. Do i need to make a boot disk first?
 

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I know I am not a beginner but I am pretty shaky on this subject. Will a Windows XP recovery disc load windows onto a brand new hard drive if no other changes have been made to the computer? The old HDD is to be scrapped.

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It should do. I think they are linked to the BIOS and that will not have changed.Can you not clone the HDD using Acronis or something similar?

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I need to replace the hard drive on my laptop.  The hard drive type is ATA, model- Toshiba MQ01ABD050, Serial Number 627JP0k1T, capacity- 500 GB. My laptop model is hp Envy m6. I would like to replace with 1TB hard drive, if its possible to replace the 500GB with 1TB hard drive, how much will it cost?











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Hi, An example of what you're looking for is on the link below. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-MQ01ABD100-5400RPM-9-5mm-Internal/dp/B009AYVNMQ?ie=UTF8&keywords=toshiba%20mq01abd100&qid=1413837867&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 Regards, DP-K

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My mother-in-laws computer went down and we couldn't get it to load up the operating system. And after scratching my head for a while and I came to the conclusion that it was the hard drive. So i replaced it with one from a old P166 Packard bell I had laying around, and got it to boot up. Only problem is its just a 4GB hdd, which leave hardly any space for anything. I would like to put a larger drive in the comp, but I'm confuse with all of the UDM, ATA, EIDE, IDE, ect ...

The old drive was a 20gb running off a EIDE contorller on Ultra DMA 33. I don't have any spec's on the 4GB hdd, but I figured the interfaces was backwards compatible so it was able to run this drive. BUT its nearly impossible to find a drive for UDMA 33 now, will one of the UDMA 100's work with this controller or will I have to buy a new controller. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Any HD should work, even ATA 100 or 133, it will just run at 33, not the full 100 or whatever. You can get an ATA controller that will run the full speed, but you don't need it.

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Hi,

Just a quickie. I need to replace the hard-drive in my A30-203. Im 99% sure that the "80GB Toshiba MK8025GAS 2.5" Notebook HDD - 4200rpm, ATA-6, 8MB Cache" would be correct and work.

Could anyone confirm for me if this is the case, and if not, what I should get?

Many thanks,

Adam.

Answer:A30-203 Hard-Drive Replacement?

Hello Adam,

this HDD should work, but I haven't tested it! To play it sure you sould contact a Toshiba Service Partner and ask if they have a hint for you

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I am replacing a hard drive. I have it installed and it is recognized in the system setup. When I install the "system recovery" disks, I get "invalid system drive. Please replace and hit any key." The CD drive light is continually on. Any suggestions?
 

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I've got a 2647-HU8 and need a comatible replacement drive. It had a 4200 rpm, 40 gb drive. ATA-6.I parts list gives the number 08K9767 or a Travelstar 4K40.The Travelstar 4K40 is no longer available. Do I go with a 5K40? Thanks in advance.





ThinkPad T23, 2647 HU8, Based on 2647-8RU: PIII-M 1.20GHz (512KB), 512MB RAM, 40.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x8x24x/8x CDRW/DVD, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet(CDC), WinXP Home, Linksys Wireless B adapter.









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You can install any flavour of 2.5" P-ATA drive you wish to, 4200, 5400 or 7200 RPM, height restriction 12.5mm. As far as capacity is concerned, I'm not sure on this point, so I would recommend staying under 120GB to play on the safe side. Other members who know better will hopefully post to say you can go for larger capacity if you wish to.

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I just bought a new system from Dell and the hard drive is a little noisy. Dell is sending someone to replace it but they want the old one. Since the disc has sensitive data on it, I don't want to let it go. Does anyone have a way to handle this so that my info does not fall into the wrong hands?
 

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two ways of doing...

1) run a strong magnet over the HDD rendering it useless
OR
2)get hold of overwriting software. wat the software does is it writes over all the space used by u with crap......
 

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I want to replace the 2.75" hard drive in an old IBM Thinkpad laptop. The replacement drive, however, is thinner than the original so there is a problem aligning the pins with the holes in the drive bay connector.

Has anyone had this problem? Exact pin alignment is critical. Is there a commercially available adapter shim that will solve the problem or should I try to make one?
 

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By any chance, does your old HDD have a metal casing?
If so, remove that case and put the new HDD in it.
It is highly unlikely that a newer drive would be thinner than the old.
 

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Hi all

lenovo z560

this laptop is about 6-7 years old i guess. i was having some issues with the screen shutting off periodically and it has gotten worse and worse and now the screen rarely comes on. used to be if you jostled the laptop, the screen would come back on. i took it all apart, no loose wires or cables. i isolated it to the hard drive. it was pretty sensitive and if you pressed on it, the screen would turn off.

so i want to replace the drive, but i also want to get the windows key from the drive so i can keep using windows without having to buy it again.

i have a new laptop as well.

whats the best plan? the drive is western digital wd500bevt-24a0rt0.
i think they make usb adapters i can connect to the old drive and plug into my new laptop and read the old drive? (i would take the old drive out of old laptop first obv).
or do i install new drive into old laptop and use the adapter with the old laptop somehow?

i just want my old laptop running with a new drive with windows and not have to buy windows again. trying to figure out the best way to do that.

thoughts??

thanks in advance
 

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I have purchased a laptop which the owner removed the hard drive for security reasons.
I have now purchased a new hard drive & installed it but on the screen it shows No operating system found.
Can you advise where i need to start.
I have the xp home disc with product key but i need the steps before this.
 

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I have purchased a laptop which the owner removed the hard drive for security reasons.
I have now purchased a new hard drive & installed it but on the screen it shows No operating system found.
Can you advise where i need to start.
I have the xp home disc with product key but i need the steps before this.Click to expand...

Newly purchased hard drives don't come with an OS installed. Reboot the laptop with the Win XP CD in the optical drive. It should detect the hard drive. Let Windows format the drive and continue with installation.
 

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 The hard drive failed on the laptop. I'd like to replace the drive and found the replacement part in the HP PartSurfer, although, it appears to be out of stock. My question is:  If I purchase the official replacement part, will the operating system come with it? Or will I have to purchase a new OS for the computer?   

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HI. Not the hard disk comes without system, you can do a dump that if you are not an advanced user it will be difficult, you install the hard disk and request the recovery disks of your system and equipment, this would be simpler or animated I leave a Link where he explains how to achieve a migration without reinstalling the system, all this if your previous disk is in good condition.  http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143 Regards.

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Hi,
I have been having problems with my laptop recently and after a visit to the local computer repairs store was told the hard drive was worn out/knackered, so am looking to replace it, but have no idea what I'm looking for (complete novice with this area).
The laptop is a Lenovo 3000 n200, good few years old, had no real problems with it up to now. Main use is a little bit of work, nothing heavy, and football manager quite a bit. I'm looking for the replacement to be adequate to deal with this and also reasonably affordable, as I am a student.
Any advice and product suggestions are welcome.
Thanks, Dan

Answer:Hard drive replacement

It looks as the original had a 160GB 2.5" hard-drive and running Vista. You'll have to physically check if it's a Sata or Ide drive.I suspect Sata. Different connections shown Here.
If the original drive is still running then use it as little as possible so you can get someone to clone it. If you have the original restore to factory settings discs or the burnt ones you can use these on a new drive. Check key is still visible underneath or have you made a note of it?
Use something like Doubledriver to back-up all non Windows drivers if you can.
Back to the drive you can install a bigger hard-drive (not in physical size) such as a 250GB so long as it's 2.5".

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400-windows vista and Pc is at 1.6 GHz. What is the maximum hard drive I can install without a noticeable drop in speed.?

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I stand to be corrected but the actual size of your hard drive has no bearing on speed.

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Can someone please verify that hard drive below is compatible for a T42?  Thank you! Brand Lenovo Series ThinkPad Model 41N5692 Packaging Retail Performance Interface SATA 1.5Gb/s Capacity 160GB Cache 8MB RPM 5400 RPM Physical Spec Form Factor 2.5" Features Features Compatibility: ThinkPad Notebooks This was available from Newegg.













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Answer:replacement hard drive for T42

No.T42 needs a PATA drive, not a SATA one.Some choices here:http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jspHope this helps.

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I'm not one for this tech talk, soo sorry if I don't know what I'm talking about..Anyways, I need to replace my hard drive, but I don't know what would be suitable for the laptop I have.I often play games and do schoolwork on my laptop, so idk if that will affect what to get. I read up a little on SSDs and HDDs and their differences, and I was leaning towards getting a SSD. Then again, I don't really know what I'm talking about.. I do want a bit of storage though, preferably 1 TB since I do download several games.Sorry if this entire thing sounds confusing or vague, I'm just typing what comes to mind. Thanks for any help though.













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Answer:Y50 Hard Drive Replacement

Just go for a regular HDD and get one with higher RPMs.

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I need to replace the hard drive on a MSI CR500 (model No. 1683)laptop.
Ive got the hard drive out but, I've no idea how to order a new one.
Any idea's
thanks
ordep

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I would try eBay or Amazon.

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Have a pent 3, win 98 2nd E with a 12 gig hard drive and want to add a new hard drive - what drive can I install - will i have to update bios etcHelp p l e a s e

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Not necessarily, I would think you would be OK to at least 40Gb but there is only one way to find out

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I have actually never done a hard drive swap and a full restore. I was wondering if you all could help me out heres what i want to do.

I have a full entire backup of all files on my computer. (took like 6 hours to backup)
I want to take the 2 tb hard drive ive purchased and hook it up by sata and remove the old hard drive then restore my computer back to as if it were exactly the same without anything changing.
Questions,
1. )do i have to backup my registry in a different way than windows 7 backup utility.
2. )will i lose any data throughout the process and will all applications including games and everything on the drive function correctly?
*note i am not changing any other hardware in the machine just simply swapping the hard drives.*

thanks, let me know what i need to do to make this happen

Answer:Hard drive replacement

You say you have a "full entire backup".

What do you mean?

An image of your C partition?

A file by file backup of all files on the C partition?

Something else?

You don't have to separately backup the registry.

What application are you using to make this "full entire backup"??

Whether you will lose data or need to reinstall applications depends on exactly what you are doing and we don't have enough info at this point.

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Hi, I have a hp omnibook xe 4100 and the hard drive has packed up - (ticking) the model of the hard drive is a ibm travelstar ic25n020atcs04-0 and is only 20gb

i can purchase the same one but they are expensive for such a little hard drive

Can i change the hard drive for a totally different model or do i have to keep it the same?

Also how do i find out the type of hardrive it is as others i have seen do not have this type of connector?

thanks for your help
 

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Yours is a standard PATA drive using a standard 44-conductor PATA connector. It is a given the system will handle a drive as large as 137 Gigabytes; but, it may go even higher depending on whether your board and OS supports 48-bit addressing.

Just be sure you get Parallel ATA (PATA) as opposed to Serial ATA (SATA). The connectors are very different. You'll need a drive with a 2.5-inch form factor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Subcategory=380&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

As you shop, pay attention to the fact that you can usually get a drive with a three-year warranty for just a very few dollars more than the cheapest on in the list. Example: This drive for $55 carries a one-year warranty while this one for $60 carries three and this one for $60 carries five years.

Sometimes the warranty periods aren't listed on the dealer's web site and you have to get that information on the manufacturer's site. All Western Digital Scorpio drives carry a three-year warranty while Seagate's Momentus drives carry five years. Most drives carry only one year so if you shop smartly and pay just a very few extra bucks, you get a far better warranty.

Another consideration: I would be careful about getting fooled into buying an extended warranty on a hard disk from a dealer. I have a lot of first-hand experience that the replacement procedure from Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor, Toshiba and Hitachi and they are all fast and relatively trouble-fre... Read more

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I want to replace the hard drive in my T42.  Are there any restrictions on the size of drive that the unit will support?  I had heard that the T42 will only support up to 80 gig hard drives.

Answer:T42 hard drive replacement

There are no storage size restrictions, however the drive has to use the older, PATA (parallel ATA) interface. Most drives sold today use SATA (serial ATA) so make sure you get the correct type.

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Currently running windows xp on medion pc, everything fine, excpet my hard drives are nearly full. At present i have drive c:20gb and drive d:2gb (just used for storing old pics etc).I wish to replace drive c: with a new 160gb hard drive and make it the primary drive & then make my old drive c: the d: drive (for stroing all those old pics !), and then discard my old d: drive. How can i transfer all my old applications and operating system onto the new drive without doing a complete re-install.Thanks in anticpation...

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Most hard drive manufactures supply software, for free, to do this. If you post what manufacturer you are looking at, this could be confirmed or refuted.Or you can buy software to do this and more. Acronis is excellent.You must consider also, IF your bios could take such a large size drive. With having two very small hard drives, it would be worth checking what your motherboard bios could take. Even on this, some manufacturers have software to fool the bios into accepting larger sizes.Post the make and model of the motherboard, if you can.

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I recently purchased a Western Digital 160Gb Caviar SE and I am awaiting delivery. I am pretty good about replacing parts but want to make sure I do this right. I would like answers to the following questions. 1. What should I do prior to install? 2. What files or drive should be backed up if any? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Having just replaced a HD that crashed, I would suggest to backup anything you want to keep...Pictures, music, videos, and programs that you don't have the software for. have fun w/the new HD. I have been putting all kinds of stuff on mine that I didn't think I had room for before.
 

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I just bought a new Dell and the hard drive is rather noisy. Dell is sending someone to replace it but Cust Svc. tells me they want my defective one. Obviously the disc has sensitive data on it and I was wondering how to handle this as I don't want to let it go.
 

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I guess this maybe on the wrong forum so I'll redo it on the hardware section.
 

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I've just replaced my hardrive with a Western Digital 80G drive. When I went to boot up after formating the drive I receive a "NTLDR is missing" DOS message. Does anyone know what this means and how to rectify the situation?

Your pearls of wisdom are greatly appreciated.

Walt

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Did you install an operating system to it? Were you using ghost or something?

Check your hard drive boot order in the bios.

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Hello,
I'm new here and I hope someone can help me. I was working on a friends computer. She had a ton of spyware, malware and trojans that needed to be cleaned out. It's an IBM Netvista 2276, Celeron [email protected], 128MB Ram, 10GB hard drive,CD-ROM, running WindowsME. After getting it all cleaned out, I turned it off. Went to boot up the computer this morning to install anti-virus and the hard drive crashed. Not recognized in BIOS...no sound...nothing. I tried all day, but it's definitely gone. Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement hard drive that is compatible with this computer? I've searched IBM, shopping websites, etc. I'm worried about buying something that won't work in this computer (not made of money here!) I'm trying to absorb a crash course on hard drives, but I need to get one for this computer NOW! Thank you so much for any help!
 

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I replaced the hard drive on my A51 8122 series thinkcentre.  I have the recovery cd's from Lenovo.  I've been through the entire disk series ... following instructions and prompts etc... and at the end it says IBM Product recovery failed to restore your system. Ive tried this restore process several times as another post here said to run them twice - and every time I get the failed to restore result?   I have changed the host access (bios) to normal (from disabled) as yet another post somewhere said to do that. It seems to fail at the same time - I get through all five disks....at the end of the fifth disk the computer reboots itself.... Then a "recovering your system, this may take several minutes" message comes up with a progress bar.  It gets to about one third of the way through the progress bar and the dreaded pop up comes up saying "IBM Product Recovery failed to restore...." Question:  I have also replaced (previously) the RAM (upgraded-aftermarket) before the hard drive went.  Do I need to put the original ram back into the computer and remove the upgraded ram? Could this be the culprit?  Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.Thank you,Terri. 

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The new ram shouldn't affect the recovery process, there is a chance that the recovery media are faulty in itself, you should call support and request a new set of discs set to be sent to you.

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