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Is 250gb 5400rpm hd enough?

Question: Is 250gb 5400rpm hd enough?

My T510 is getting that and i'm not sure if it's enough space or speed. is $63 dollars worth a 320gb 7200rpm hd?

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Answer: Is 250gb 5400rpm hd enough?

whether it is enough depend on how much programs you have and how much you store on the laptop.

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This sounds like a silly question, but I'm asking very seriously. I've encountered an opinion that the 250GB 5400rpm disk is at least as fast as the 160GB 7200rpm because of higher data density - and despite slower platter rotations.Can anyone provide any data on this? An opinion as fast as possible would be really appreciated - while I still can cancel my order

Answer:250GB 5400rpm faster than 160GB 7200rpm??? (in T61p)

some 5400.4 have a little higher continous reading speed but slower seek time vs hitachi 7200.if you have a lot of little file to load, 7200 is still faster.

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I'm buying a new laptop soon and I have everything figured out except for the hard drive.

I can't decide whether to get a 160gb 7200rpm or a 250gb 5400rpm.
The 7200 would be +$49 compared to the 5400 which is +$30 to my final price, so its not really an issue there.

All I would do on this is record/edit audio, play WoW (or other mmo), do basic computing stuff like writing and excel(ing), maybe some other media stuff like watching movies and playing poker.

I need some opinions because I've heard good things about both.
Thanks for your input!

Answer:5400rpm vs 7200rpm, which one?

Do you need more space or no? If not, then get the lesser one. 160GB for a laptop IMO is enough.

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is there a noticeable speed and performance difference between an SATA 100gb 5400rpm HD and a SATA 100gb 7200rpm HD? besides the speed does a 5200 rpm hd increase battery life when compared to a 7200 rpm hd? or is this all a marketing gimmick to make more money from a laptop?
 

Answer:5400rpm hd vs. 7200 rpm hd

To be honest, unless you are running a LOT of apps or other stuff at the same time, you probably wont notice the difference. Yes, a 7200 is faster, but not by THAT much. It will only help if you have a lot going on and need faster seek times.

Just my 2c worth (he says, with a 200G 7200rpm SATA drive...lol...but I play games and d/l a lot...)

Scorp.
 

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The new drive is 7200rpm and the old drive is 5400rpm, now at times it seems the 5400rpm is faster to access. Could it be that the 5400rpm is about 10GB, nd the 7200rpm is 60GB...also the 60GB has a 8mb cache i believe.Spec det are: p>AMD Athl 2200XP p>ASUS mobo p>60GB WD Caviar 7200rpm p>2 Port PCI USB 2.0 p>Nvidia GF4 MX440 64MB p>DVD + CDRW Both are Sony. p>56k PCI Mod p> p> p>Any opinions, not really any problems to be honest, more curious!?

Answer:7200rpm and 5400rpm

Don't know if this is real but your new drive is six x bigger but only 1.38 x faster therefore there is 4.35 x more to search per unit time. Does that make sense? Just a thought anyway!Brian

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I just replaced my boot drive (windows 10) with an SSD which made a massive difference.
I have a second internal HDD which is a 5400rpm 500GB variant. I keep my photos/ videos on there. Apart from copying stuff onto that drive (photos/ videos) would I notice a difference in watching videos or using lightroom (which accesses the photos on this drive) by upgrading to SSD?
I thought i read somewhere that small files dont read/ write that much quicker on SSD? If there is no substantial gain as I have seen by changing the boot drive, then I wont bother.
Thanks

Answer:Replace 2nd 5400rpm HDD with SSD?

Accessing data on the hard drive is not really a problem and it is best kept off the SSD if possible to cut down the number of unnecessary read/write cycles.

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Question: 5400rpm vs 7200rpm

how big a difference is there between my MAXTOR 5400rpm 2mb cache vs a 7200rpm 2mb cache. I mean performance wise, real life, not synthetic tests.


also how much of a difference is there between 2mb cache and 8mb cache?

Answer:5400rpm vs 7200rpm

5400vs7200.
First of all no comparison
7200 is idustry standard today
Runs maybe at 10/ms seek time while 5400 rpm well over 15/ms
2mbvs8mb
-The Cache is intructions. And the bigger the Cachethe more instructions can be writen without having to erase one whitch takes time
-Thus meaning 2mb is in suficient for todays standard
-very big difference

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Besides the obvious that most people use the latter which are faster for running applications.

Would it make sense to have a secondary storage drive as a slower 5400rpm?

i'm interested in the difference in spindle whining noise and with 2 HDDs in a case it might make more sense to keep the whining noise down to minimal.
 

Answer:5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDDs

These are the stats for WD Caviar 120GB

5400 rpm:
Idle Mode - 34 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 - 37 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 - 34 dBA (average)

7200 rpm:
Idle Mode - 35 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 - 39 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 - 37 dBA (average)

I'm no audio expert, so I won't try to draw any conclusions from these. Maybe someone smarter will.
 

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I kid you not, I was literally JUST about to order my X301 from Lenovo tonight, and lone behold I found a 120 GB HD option at a $250 savings over the 64GBSSD.In addition when you opt for the 120 GB HD you have an option for ?Intel turbo memory hard drive cache-2gb? for $50.I think I'll go with the 120 GB HD & turbo memory and save a few $ a boot.I'm not sure it's worth it to me to pay an extra $200 for the smaller capacity SSD.Looks like it may be the new "Toshiba High-Performance 5,400 RPM 1.8-Inch HDDs With Micro-SATA Connector".Is Lenovo's addition of Intel Turbo Memory 2gb, is an effort to get a performance improvement over a stock 5400rpm HD?From what I've read the first gen Turbo Memory didn't yield any performance upgrade, however I think (hope) the latest version built upon the Centrino platform will improve performance.I'm no expert, but why else would they make it an option only with this drive?Here is more info on Turbo Memory thanks to Anandtech"Intel's Turbo Memory is on-motherboard flash split into two partitions: one for ReadyDrive and one for ReadyBoost. Turbo Memory is offered in two flavors, 1GB and 512MB, with 512MB and 256MB partitions respectively.The ReadyDrive portion of Turbo Memory is designed to work with Vista's ReadyDrive technology. ReadyDrive's fundamental goal is to cache data from the hard disk to either improve performance or in the case of a notebook, improve battery life. The primary role of ReadyDrive with Turbo Memory in a notebook... Read more

Answer:NEW 120GB 5400rpm HD for X301!

If you buy a HD version you will loose a great deal of speed on the X301.  The SSHD blazes and is one reason the owners like me love this machine.  Not to mention that having no moving parts you can forget about HDD failures.  Also the power consumption and heat of a conventional HDD are also negatives. I run 60 servers and 400 workstations and would never opt for HDD over SSHD. Do what's best for you but I recommend the 120GB SSHD.Message Edited by aselgat on 12-02-2008 09:56 AM

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Ok, my friend tells me that 7200RPM, although faster, is not a wise decision.

He says that since it is spinning so fast, it is more likely to malfunction in the future and has a much shorter lifespan than the 5400RPM.

Is this true?

From my experience, all I can say is that my 3 hard drives which were 7200RPM have all failed me after a year or two of use. I ended up with clicking noises at first, and then they slowly died.

However, I have had a 5400RPM drive for about 3 or 4 years now and its still working beautifully?

Can anyone clarify this for me?
 

Answer:Is 5400RPM better than 7200RPM? (Regarding the lifespan)

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Well, I've been researching a lot to find the best possible deal for a laptop for college. I've come across this:

Newegg.com - HP Pavilion dv7-1270us NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600(2.40GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

I really like the dv7 series from the ones I've used. And this one looks great for the price. Good CPU, great graphics, blu-ray drive, and more. The hard drive is 320gb, which is plenty of space for me, however it's only 5400rpm. Will this make for a big performance drop? I'm not going to be benchmarking this machine, or running Crysis, mostly for multitasking, schoolwork, itunes, AIM, a few games here and there. Other than that the laptop looks perfect for me, and it just fits my budget. Any input/suggestions on a laptop in the 850 - 950 dollar price range that would be better than this would be great. Thanks.

EDIT: Now that I think of it, there's also the possibility to upgrade the hard drive in the future. Worth it?

Answer:5400rpm vs. 7200rpm - big difference?

Personally I'd prefer to get a 7200rpm drive, but it's not entirely necessary; look on google or bing for comparisons.

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Hi, I want to buy a new hard drive for my desktop PC, and I was wondering if the western digital black 250GB hard drive or western digital enterprise 250GB hard drive would work better for such a PC. Both of the HDDs I mentioned are SATA, in case you're wondering.
 

Answer:Solved: western digital black 250GB vs. western digital enterprise 250GB

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Hi, at the moment I have 2 40Gb 5400rpm HDD & I am going to buy a HDD controller card.I want to know if I can use both HDD speeds in the computer ie: 2 that run @ 5400 rpm & another running @ 7200 rpm as someone told me it will not work.Thank you.

Answer:Can 7200/5400rpm Hard Drives be used together

they will work together

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Hey guys, just a quick plead for help. I want to pick up two 500GB 5400rpm Western Digital hard drives for my dell1720. Problem is I can't find them anywhere. Can someone please help?

And I don't want to go through overclockers because I've read too many horrow stories from people buying there and I'm throwing down some serious cash on these babies.
 

Answer:Solved: Help finding WD 500GB HD 5400rpm

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Hi, I'm new here and i just wanted some advice here; (purpose specific)

I have 4 hdds
2x 7200rpm
2x 5400rpm

I was planning / or i am planning to install a fresh un-altered copy of windows 7 on the 5400rpm drives (will be in raid 0 i believe) and the other 2 drives , i would use them for applications and games, the reason is because i want to get the most out of my hard drives in terms of space and reliability so that when in the future one of my hdds die i wont go crazy with the amount of stuff i would have to back up, so i want to leave the OS+ on the clear.

What do you guys think?
I've performed various tests on all my hard drives and everything seems to be just fine
I hear no strange noises (clicking) from them & my current temperatures are fine 28c-46c

Answer:Hard DRive Question Help 5400rpm on OS would it hurt me?

RAID 0 is not reliable. If may be faster then standard setup but if one drive fails the system, OS, is GONE.

Put a SSD in the system and install Windows to that.

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Hi, I am planning to upgrade my laptop's 5400 RPM HDD to 500GB / 1 TB Samsung Evo 850 SSD. Hope any SSD with 2.5 inch form factor should be supported by this laptop. Please confirm whether this SSD fits in this laptop. Laptop Model: HP Pavilion 15 P209Tx Thanks,Senthil

Answer:Upgrading the HP Pavilion 15P209Tx - 1TB 5400RPM HDD to Sams...

Hi: Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04511833 See chapter 3 page 34 for hard drive info. Looks like you can use any standard 2.5" SSD with either the 9.5 mm or 7.0 mm thickness.

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I've been wondering since I got my new laptop with an eSATA port how big of a difference I'd see compared to USB with my external Fantom 1TB GreenDrive. I'm currently getting read speeds of ~32MB/s and write speeds starting at ~55MB/s and quickly slowing to ~20MB/s for larger files.
 

Answer:Does eSATA Make Sense for 5400RPM External HDD?

I suppose it depends on how large of transfers you do and how frequently you do them. Also, depends on how fast your laptop's drive is. I think even with 5400rpm a modern 3.5" sata drive (which is what is in that external) should be able to sustain 60+ megs a second. I just did a 9 gig transfer between a 2TB WD Green drive and a 2TB Hitachi and at the end it was over 70megs/sec still. eSATA is no different than SATA other than its external, speeds should be identical. So if you are doing multi gig data transfer on a fairly regular basis its worth using eSATA. And IMO if you have that on your external, there really is no reason not to use it.
 

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I have had my discontinued Satellite P100-347 gaming laptop for a while now and want to give it to my younger brother. This laptops come with 4200RPM HDD and I would like to know if upgrading it to a 5400RPM 320GB would eventually fail the system or am good to commence!

Thanks!

Answer:HDD upgrade (4200RPM to 5400RPM) on Satellite P100

Unfortunately there is no public document about HDD upgrade on this notebook model and I cannot say for sure but I believe there should not be any problem. If nobody here post own experience about such upgrade buy the HDD and test it.

If there is some problem you can send the HDD back.
Such info can be useful for other forum members. Because of that please post the upgrade result.

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Is there a considerable difference that one is suretonotice if they elect to go for a 7200rpm drive over a 5400rpm. I dončt really see a big difference in desktop systems, justing looking for some info.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:7200rpm vs 5400rpm Hard Drives for Laptops

Affects speed of access to info on drive, and battery usuage, higher rpms mean more juice to achive that, but im not sure of how much that affect will be/is.
 

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On the Model listed in the "Subject" field above is there any reason why I can't replace the original 320GB 5400 RPM HDD with a 7200 RPM 500GB HDD.  I checked the Lenovo site for my model and it stops at 320/7200 or 500/5400.  Does anyone know why the 500/7200 is not on the recommended list?  Has anyone installed the 500/7200 on this model?  I checked some of the retail drives out there and there are no differences in the power requirements.  In one case the power draw was less on the 500.  So I'm guessing it's not heat or insufficient power supply.  Also, the pre-installed drive has an 8MB cache, any reason why I can't install either a 16MB or 32MB cache drive?Some other T400 models have the 500/7200 drive in the recommended list???  The only thing really different about my model is the Hi-brite display.  I know it's a power hog, but as I said there doesn't appear to be any additional power requirements with the 500/7200 drive and no pert of this computer gets very hot no matter how intense the use.  FYI, I am not a gamer.  Does that tilt things back in my favor?? Additionally the video on my unit is controlled by the Intel on-chip 4500, so no extra heat or current draw there.  Please help me answer this question. It's important to my work and the software I run.













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Answer:Replace 5400rpm 320 HDD w 7200rpm 500 HDD on T400 7417-CTO

RLJ-54, welcome to the forum,
 
Short answer; go for it
 
Long answer; as long as the drive is SATA 2.5" width and 9.5mm height you can use it in your T400. You might notice a difference in power consumption and heat, but that all depends on your usage.
 
Happy computing

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Two quick questions: 1. When you order the Y580 with the factory 32GB SSD and 1TB platter HDD option, is the Win7 OS on the SSD and is that the booting HDD? 2. Will these Y580 units ever become configurable from the factory .... Lenovo's chat line says they are not configurable, but I'd like sure like to buy a longer warranty than the 1-year std depot warranty offered. Thanks.________________________





Two (I used to have Five) - T61p 15.4" WS T9300 2.5Ghz units, August 08/08 Builds with FX570M Nvidia Graphics; ... One W520 i7-2860QM w/2000M Nvidia Graphics (most recent acquisition and stupidly fast); .... One - T42 4:3 15" Flexview 1.8GHz with ATI Graphics (still perfect for traveling); ... Two - T500 15.4" units both with ATI HD3650 Graphics.

Answer:Y580 with Factory 32GB SSD and 1TB 5400RPM HDD Option

Or, is a one-Year warranty all that's available on the IdeaPads (some of the ThinkPad owners tell me that the IdeaPads are basically considered disposable units after a year or so)? Just wish Lenovo would offer faster 3D graphics options in the T and W line of ThinkPads .... darn.___________________________





Two (I used to have Five) - T61p 15.4" WS T9300 2.5Ghz units, August 08/08 Builds with FX570M Nvidia Graphics; ... One W520 i7-2860QM w/2000M Nvidia Graphics (most recent acquisition and stupidly fast); .... One - T42 4:3 15" Flexview 1.8GHz with ATI Graphics (still perfect for traveling); ... Two - T500 15.4" units both with ATI HD3650 Graphics.

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Hi all;I am a computer novice and is currently considering to purchase the IdeaPad Y580 (variant: 59-351111) . It comes with 1TB SATA HDD (5400rpm) +32GB SSD  From my research, the laptop ships with a 1TB hard disk and there is a special slot to hold the 32GB SSD. The OS (Windows 7 home premium) is stored on the 1TB hard disk ~ NOT on the 32GB SSD. Here, the SSD is acting as a smart cache and will not show up in the "My Computer" as available storage. Question 1: What is the meaning of SSD smart cache? What is a cache and why is it called a smart cache? Question 2: Why we are not allowed to store anything on the SSD smart cache? This is because the 32GB smart cache does not show up in the "My Computer". Question 3: How does the 32GB SSD smart cache help to improve my computer performance? The sales guys told me with the 32GB smart cache, the computer boot up time will be alot faster compared to traditional HD. But how fast? How does a 1TB harddisk + 32GB SSD smart cache compare against - 128GB SSD? , and - traditional hard disk? Question 4: Please check whether the statement  below is correct/ true or false?After frequently booting up the computer, the boot up time gradually becomes alot faster since the software/ algorithms on the smart cache recognises the OS is a frequently used software. Therefore, it will load the OS on the SSD smart cache and enables a pretty fast boot up. Question 5: Is it necessary to replace... Read more

Answer:Ideapd Y580 ~ what is 1TB SATA HDD (5400rpm) +32GB SSD ?????

Hi Cheesum,
 
for a report on mSATA SSD caching performance please read this IdeaPad U310 model review, mass storage section...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-U310-Laptop-Review.77082.0.html
 
may also see this IdeaPad Y580 model HDD only review...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y580-20994BU-Laptop-Review.78974.0.html
 
Zehn

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Gday
I have just purchased an Asus Zenbook Primer and I want to replace the cheapy 5400rpm 500GB drive and replace it with a 256GB SSD.
Now can I create a windows installation key drive with the 4 backup images I did when I first purchased the laptop do I need a brand new copy ?
Regards

Answer:Replace cheapy 5400rpm 500GB drive with 256GB SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NZCampbell


Gday
I have just purchased an Asus Zenbook Primer and I want to replace the cheapy 5400rpm 500GB drive and replace it with a 256GB SSD.
Now can I create a windows installation key drive with the 4 backup images I did when I first purchased the laptop do I need a brand new copy ?
Regards


Hello NZ and welcome - no mate if you have the original sticker - activation code you just follow the tutorial and put it on a stick and install and use that activation code.

FIRST It's an idea to set the SSD up properly and for that you might need to DISKPART it as per the tutorial
SSD Alignment
- do that using the machine you are taking out the drive on and then as I said follow the tutorial you are in.

Take your time it isn't hard

Let us know how you get on.

Oh one last thing when you do get it up and running if you want even more speed - Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

- magic stuff mate am just setting up my new build as I type LOL!!

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I have a laptop that normally takes 4200rpm hard drives.

4200rpm hard drives seem to be exctinct... well at least harder to get hold of and a lot more expensive brand new.

5400rpm hard drives: plenty available.

Can I use a 5400rpm hard drive?

I was told: if I use a 5400rpm hard drive, then that would be OK - but... it will simply run at the lower speed of 4200rpm.

Well... I actually tried a 5400rpm disc, not brand new... just one I had available to me.
It worked fine for a few days. But then... it started making loud noises and seemd to be grinding to a halt physically!
Laptop now non responsive... it does load up... but takes 10 hours (and then doesnt run properly).

I was thinking: maybe I had a bad hard drive?
Ir is is that 5400rpm discs are NOT compatible with 4200rpm machines??

THANKS!!
OM
 

Answer:Can I use a 5400rpm hard discs in a laptop that normally takes 4200rpm?

5400 rpm drives are fine.
Sounds like a seriously bad drive.
 

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I'm thinking about upgrade my hd i currently have a 320gb 5400rpm and was wondering if i should get a 500gb 7200 rpm or get a 74gb raptor and load my os on it. i am planning on keeping my 5400 for either a backup or for docs and such
space isnt a issue i currently have olny filled up half my 320gb 5400rpm
is it worth it to get the raptor since space isnt a issue? or should i get a 500gb 7400rpm
they're both about the same price
 

Answer:5400rpm upgrade to 500gb 7200 or 64gb raptor?

I didn't know they made 320gb drives that slow. :confused If space is not an issue, and speed is what you're after, then why not consider SSD? 64gb solid state drives are well under $200 US at egghead... errrrrr.... I mean Newegg (here's one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141420). And I think you're referring to a 74gb Raptor.... Egghead has a 150gb VelociRaptor for $159.00 after rebate (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...er=BESTMATCH&Description=raptor+drive&x=0&y=0). So I'd think a 74gb Raptor would be around $140 or so.... which is about the cost of the cheaper SSD's....
Here's a link to Egghead where I used "SSD" as a search keyword:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=636&Tpk=ssd

EDIT- the SSD linked to above, the PQI model, was linked to as a price reference ONLY, and NOT as a suggested purchase. It seems to have hit-or-miss performance, and short lifespans.... DO YOUR RESEARCH before buying ANY solid state drive!
 

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Hi, I'm curious to know what I should expect in terms of boot time for the Q190 from sleep, hibernate, and off with the standard, slow 5400rpm hdd running windows 8.1.  Can anyone please give me some rough numbers on this? Thank you! rhz

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Noticed after replacing 2032 battery on a board and reconfiguring the bios settings that the SATA controller was set to IDE. When looking at the choices its AHCI or IDE with IDE being the default config. I left it at IDE but was wondering that other than what I see here about the 2 http://www.diffen.com/difference/AHCI_vs_IDE   are there any pros or cons to leaving it alone at IDE. The hard drive is an older laptop hard drive that is 1.5 SATA and not 3.0 speed and only 5400rpm. I cant imagine there being that much of a performance gain in switching to AHCI. The motherboard runs an Intel Atom D510. I pretty much repurposed a laptop hard drive for this ITX build and knowing that the Intel Atom was going to be not the best of performance anyways that a slow older hard drive paired with it would probably be just fine.Performance wise, the build is reliable and works well for what it does. Just figured I'd check here to see if its worth it at all to switch to AHCI vs leaving it at IDE default for the SATA controller setting. To me it seems that maybe if I had an SSD that this AHCI would be beneficial, but still the Atom CPU is a bottleneck in the performance of a SSD as well so idk. 

Answer:IDE (or) AHCI on Intel Atom D510 build with 80GB SATA 1 HDD 5400rpm

There is a small hard drive performance hit when you use IDE mode due to Native Command Queuing being disabled. I think it is desirable to have NCQ on server type scenarios and with an SSD. I would leave it alone. I doubt you would notice any difference with that hardware.

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop and am looking into replacing the existing hard drive with a larger one. I would like to use the old one in an enclosure as an external drive for storage. Does anybody know what size enclosure I would need to get? I see they come in 2.5", 3.5", and 5.5" sizes. Thanks for your time.

Answer:Enclosure for my 27R2302 27R2303 80GB HDD 5400RPM HITACHI hard drive

You need a 2.5" enclosure. Now just be sure if you need either for a PATA or SATA hard drive. Is your hard drive connected to your laptop with a bunch of pins? If yes, that is PATA. If not, that is SATA.





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Hi there, i am buying a laptop and configuring what acrually comes with the laptop.I have come to the HDD section and there is an 80GB HDD and then for a few quid more there is an 80GB 5400rmp HDD. Is there much difference at all.Also will i notice much more performance if i just get 512mb ram (2x256) than if i get 1GB(2x512) of ram ?And also, is there much need for a floppy drive anymore ?So many questions, but thanks for looking.

Answer:Difference betweend an 80gb HDD and 80gb 5400rpm

1: The rpm indicates the speed of the drive, the faster 7200rpm is better however the more expensive one my have a 8MB buffer rather than 2MB that improves transfer rates.2:RAM does improve performance but only when using an application that needs that amount for example a task that requires 512MB RAM will run just as fast on a system with 512MB RAM as a system with 1GB... Where you can get improved RAM performance is buy buying faster RAM such as PC3200 400MHZ RAM....(However you motherboard and cpu must be able to also run at that speed, as you PC is only as fast as its slowest component)3: I find that a floppy drive is always handy as the majority of the worlds computers have them and people always seem to still give me disks.

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As the subject line says, I'm looking for a 250Gb HD to add a second HD to my main PC.Any suggestions/recommendations?Cheers

Answer:Which 250Gb HD should I go for?

That it's an E-IDE drive that I'm after, not a SATA one.

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Question: 250gb and beyond

Hi all first post and yep theres a problem.... first the specs
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum board
64bit amd chip
2gb crucial ram 3500
MSI FX5900SP VTD256 ddr
100gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
3 yamaha scsi dvd writers

quite a simple problem you would think....i need both of the 250gig drives to be unpartitioned ( os on one drive). so its down to the 137gb problem. all of the solutions i have read so far is based on the sp1 and sp 2 route .I.e format the drive at 137gig then install windows xp pro and, then update with the pro pack and the drive should be showing at 250gb , im not having too much luck with this approach has anyone any other ideas ?
 

Answer:250gb and beyond

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I wanto buy a samsung evo 850 ssd which is expensive for my budget but i think itll be worth it...
I need advice as i dont know if i need the 500gb as opposed to the 250gb.
Ill only be having my os and a maybe 2 games (overwatch and league of legends) and ill only be watching youtube and movies and doing homework via microsoft office. Will 250gb run out easy if i get it?
Thnks in advance.

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Hi guys, I want to connect my ps3 hard drive on pc to use it on pc, so when I get my new computer I can use it with it straight away, but right now I want to use it on my current pc, I plugged in both the one cable and the other one (sata), that goes from power supply cable to the HDD.

when I booted the pc it said installing device drive software, and said, device is ready to use, I go to my computer, and it ain't there, do I have to set it as secondary in bios?

Win7 Ultimate final rev

It's automatically set as fourth IDE master. restarted pc and still doesn't show up, I heard I need to format, is that true? like that to know if I should re-gain windows 7 disk

Oh and t's actually 320gb
 

Answer:250gb hdd ps3 on pc?

Open up Disk Management (in the admin tools control panel), it should show up in there. I'd delete all the partitions and create 1 new one that incorporates the whole disk. Then format as NTFS.
 

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I purchased a new samsung eco drive 1tb hdd to add on to my custom built pc. I currently have the 250gb partitioned with xp on it. I installed XP on the new 1tb and when i have both hdd hooked up, XP gets a blue screen of death with the 250GB... if i unhook either one of the drives and run them alone, they run fine.
I updated the bios, chipset drivers, etc...
 

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Hi

I've recently reinstall a fresh copy of XP Pro, I got a Gigabyte 8inxp MB, a WD 250GB install on primary channel as Master, with 2 partition, 125GB each

I've also got a Maxtor 250GB connect to ATA133 card

Before, I got everything up and running , then I install Maxtor drive, card, and Maxblast 3

and I have drive C = 125GB, D = 125GB, and G = 250GB(this is the Maxtor)

then I do a boot-from-cd and install a fresh copy of XP Pro
now I cannot see my Maxtor

I tried to use my Maxblast3 software to mount the drive, but it say it only detect the Windows drive, therefore it won't let me run

When I tried to run Maxblast3 in DOS (from a floppy), I have to format and erase everything, I don't want to do that, I have some important documents on that drive that I do not want to lose

all drive were NTFS
 

Answer:Cannot see my Maxtor 250GB

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Question: Deskstar 250Gb Hdd

I just bought a new deskstar 250Gb Hdd which I am trying to install in my Compaq Pressario S3190UK

I know its got to be set to slave but I wasnt sure if I should set it up as a
16 head, a 15 head , 32 byte clip or auto spin dissable and all of those choises are available on the drive

I went for 16 heads and booted up

In " my computer " the new drive does not appear ( I still see all my original drives there) yet in System/Hardware /device manager it shows up under drives and on clicking its properties it says this device is working properly

Without seeing it in the " my computer folder " I cant really format or partition it so I then tried partition magic
That saw it fine and reported its size correctly . I told it to create an ntfs partition and use all the drive . It changed color as it should and all that was left was to click on make changes now but when I did that it went straight back to tell me the new drive had no partitions created

I tried various combinations, of primary or logical drive , small or large partitions and fat or ntfs but always it refuses the last step of actually creating the partition .
What am I doing wrong ?

Regards

Don
 

Answer:Deskstar 250Gb Hdd

First I will assume your drive is showing up as the full size in the bios and is corrrectly identified.

If you are using either xp or win2k. Go to disk management; start>run type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. See if your drive shows up there; it should be listed as disk1, disk0 will be the master drive. If it shows up there, you need to partition and format the drive. Right click on the drive and choose to create a partition; I like extended partitions for data / storage drives. After you create the partition, right click again and choose to create logical drive. You can make the entire drive one partition or organize it into say 3 logical drives; whatever you want. After you create the logical drive you will need to format them. Again right click on the logical drive and choose format. Use ntfs for your drive. In fact if you use partitions greater than 32 gig, fat32 is not even an option.

Just think about how you want it organized before you start.
 

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Hello, I'm hoping I can find a solution to my problem here as I couldn't find one elsewhere on the net.
I have a laptop and currently have a 120GB hard drive in an external enclosure. I have just bought a new 250GB hard drive and have installed it in the external enclosure. Though partitioning and formating the 120GB was a breeze, I've had nothing but problems with the new 250GB.
Below are the specs of what I'm working with. In both Partion Magic and in the Win2000 Disk Management, it correctly displays the 250GB drive (233GB). Regardless of which program I use (ie. Partion Magic, Win Disk Management, command line FORMAT) I get problems.
Generally, what will happen is it will partition fine. Then it will begin to the formatting process (VERY slowly) and then either throw an error either during or at the end of the process. And this is when I try to format a very small partition (ie. 100MB). I have successfully formated a 10MB partition. On a large partition (ie. 30GB) the format process will start but will not progress.
The only two things I can think of is that the drive is faulty, or because I am booting my OS from a floppy there is some sort of recognition problem.
I can't run the diagnosis software from Maxtor because that requires the drive to be installed internally.
So any help to this problem will be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, how long should it generally take to format the 250GB drive in its entirety?

Comp: Toshiba Satellite 2805-S201
OS: Win2... Read more

Answer:What's with the 250GB Drive

HHhhhhhmmm...sounds like a bad drive to me. Do you have a desktop computer that you can use to attempt to format the drive??

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)
 

Answer:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.
 

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Hi My os : Win10 64 BitSSD : 250GB SamsungBefore posting here I searched here for a solution and i only thread that i find is here l Even if i shrink many of the software out there clones entire disk! Tried Macrium Reflect as per a CNET video, it says not possible to clone to my 250 GB ssd and my C drive is only 105GB with some software like AutoCAD etc.Any solution for this ?

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Question: SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB

I HAVE A SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB MOD # 96300-40001-001 THAT IS NOT WORKING I CAN NOT ACCESS IT ON A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP ANY THOUGHTS?

Answer:SIMPLEDRIVE 250GB

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please do not type in all caps. It is considered rude and yelling.

How have you gone about connecting the drive to your PC?

Does Disk Management see the drive?

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Hello,
 
I do not know what happened.. but I lost... 250gb+ of my files in my laptop. On the HDD where was 40gb free space now there is 326gb..
Most of my programs that I had... they just disappear... same with the movies.. (but for example .3gp files still are there)
Moreover, option "restore system" was disabled...
 
Those are logs from the OTL.. I dont know if it will help...
OTL - http://wklej.to/wfa5K
Extras - http://wklej.to/l4yKb
 
I gave this laptop to a computer shop.. but all they did was trying to install antivirus.. then they did that checkdisk when you start the computer... before the login window (it took like 2h or maybe even more)... after that I took the computer back...
Now I dont know what to do, because files can be overwritten, due to the system partition.
And giving this laptop to a professional shop that is specialized in restoring files will cost me SO MUCH.
 
I beg you for help... on the HDD I had very important things
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Greetings,
 
Btw: Sorry for my english.. I hope you can understand everything

Answer:250gb disappear from hdd

Hello, please repost your question with the full OTL log here so we can advance.
 
Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

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Hi
I have looked through previos questions but couldn't find a solution. I have a 250g USB driven HDD not recognised by ny PC. I used the HDD on my TV so I think it will probably need reformatting. When plugged in it appears in Disk Management but without a drive letter and when I right click on the drive most of the options, including allocate letter are greyed out. Any solutions?
TIA

Answer:USB 250GB HDD not recognised by PC

I would recommend PartedMagic, it is now paid for software, but at only $4.99 it is a sound investment. Download it, burn it to a cd or put it on a USB stick and boot from it.
Have the suspect drive connected and PartedMagic should be able to see it and it will enable you to format the drive, whatever the existing filesystem is.

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hi ,everybody i have a dell d600 laptop with a 40 gb harddrive and 2 gb memory . my question is i am trying to install a 250 gb harddrive ,but the laptop doesn't recognise the drive ,so i can't install windows on it . i even bought vista .the laptop won't recognise the drive .help
 

Answer:250GB Hdd Not Recognized

Hi,

What do you mean the laptop won't recognize the 250GB drive? Do you mean in the BIOS? When trying to install Windows? You can try to download a linux LiveCD like Knoppix or Damn Samll Linux and boot from that (F9 or F12 at the Dell BIOS) and see if it sees it. If so, format with QTParted or Fdisk and then try Windows again. Maybe the drive is bad.

Let me know if this helps.

Adrian
 

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I have two 250GB hard drive in my pc and I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2. It's running on an Abit motherboard with Athlon 64 dual core 4400+ CPU. I got the computer from a friend and decided to do a clean install so I deleted the previous partions and made a new one. It went through the whole formatting process fine then went through the windows setup. It then did an automatic reboot but right after POST it gave me an error message. It said Trap followed by 0000005c ==============EXCEPTION=========================== and a series of hexdecimal messages afterworsd. I've done this twice and had the same problem and I just wanted to know if you guys knew anything about this?

Answer:Installing Win XP Pro SP2 on two 250GB HDD

Greetings gfx dude, Welcome to TSF!

Firstly, you only need to install the Operating System one ONE of the HDD's not both of them.
The second HDD can be connected as a "Slave" and can be used to 'save' everything that you download, plus emails and other data, such as music etc.
I suggest that you check the CD for scratches and marks; wipe it very gently from the centre to the edges with a lint free cloth.
To give you the best chance of getting Windows? installed without hassles, such as those you are experiencing, is to completely wipe the HDD with Darik's Boot N Nuke.
Wiping the HDD this way will completely erase everything off the HDD and take it back to a RAW unformatted state, as if it had just come out of the factory.

Just so that you do not forget anything when doing the installation, please read this...

The Windows? XP Installation Check List.

1. The Windows? XP SP2-CD (naturally)

2. Darik's Boot N Nuke (Click the coloured Link).

3. Please read this guide.

4. The Motherboard CD that contains all the necessary Drivers etc.

A couple of tips...
a. Darik's Boot N Nuke will take about 4? hours to completely wipe the Drive; however, this will vary depending on how big the Drive is. (That estimate is for a 80Gb HDD).

b. When you get to Figure 7 in 'The Guide', you can create more than one partition here by simply telling Windows? how big you want it. Should you do decide to create an extra parti... Read more

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Hi,
I just bought a maxtor DiamondMax10 250GB HDD...
and i bought an external case so i can use it on my laptop(toshiba A-50)..

I have used a 400GB external Drive on the same laptop before..
I have also used 200GB external drive before on the same laptop..
all of my previous hdd were western digital....

The problem is:
I wanted to format (partition) the hdd... but the computer said that the capacity (unformatted) is around 2 TB
i tried to format it as one partition, it wont do it...
I tried to minimize the capacity to an acceptable (close to real) level (set it to 230Gb) but it wont do it...

I tried to format it using FAT32, and it worked but to a maximum of 200Gb, it is ok... but the problem is that i can only use 10 GB after that the harddrive gives an error (write-protected)...

1- have anyone used Maxtor drives before as externals???
2- Have any one came across this problem before ???
3- Will it work in a normal PC or not?? (just to format it)... because getting a pc in here is quite difficult

Thanks in advance....

NOTE:
I used the windows XP disk managment tool...
and i used also Partition Magic 8.0....
all with the same results...
 

Answer:problem... 250Gb Hdd is seen as 2TB !!

What external are you putting the drive in?
 

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Hello, I just ran out of room on my 500GB HDD, Its a 7200 RPM and I like the speed of it. I started looking for a new HDD when I came across an 60GB SSD. I never thought of buying an SSD before. Now I can't decide if I should get the SSD or the HDD ( same price) I need a new drive for linux, but my current drive only has 3GB left. I was going to partition 30GB to linux and keep 30 for Windows. Then transfer my OS to the remaining 30GB, that would free some room. I am a gamer so I need alot of room for games. If I get the 250GB HDD then I would have alot of room for more games and linux. But then I would not be able to boot Windows 7 in seconds. What should I get?

My specs:
Intel core i5 2500K ( stock speed )
MSI - H61M-P20(G3)
8GB of Vengeance DDR3 RAM @ 1333 CAS 7
GTX 550 Ti 1 GB ( Overclocked )
1 500GB 7200 Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD
500W PSU.

Answer:SSD 60GB or HDD 250GB?

Go with an SSD. If you choose the 60GB SSD, you will have just enough space for the OS and a Office Suite and a few other apps before you start to run out of space. If you can afford it, go with a minimum of 128GB SSD as your primary drive, then wipe your 500GB mechanical drive and use as a storage drive.

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hello,i have installed a 250GB Western Digital Caviar HD on my system. but i cant seem to get the full 250 GBi have installed XP PRO and service pack 1 but its showing 233GB and it says that its using 106 GB i dont know what to do to have the full 250GB showing, you guys have any pointers pleasethanksVJP4 3.2Ghz HTAsus P4 C800 E-Deluxe512mb PC3200 DDR RAMSapphire All In Wonder Radeon 9800 ProWestern Digital 250 GB Hard DriveAntec 350W PSU

Answer:cant get full 250GB

The drive manufacturers reckon a kilo is 1000 (reasonable, I suppose), but the rest of the computer world regards it as 1024.So a 250Gb drive is 250/1.024/1.024/1.024 = 233Gb.

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Question: 250gb hd problem

Hitachi 250gb hd, was working fine, everything was ok. It was split into two partitions a 128Gb clip, and a 104 gb clip. The 128gb clip had information on it. Now the drive is recognized in bios properly. When it boots to windows it comes up as 8gb, and has information on it, but I can't access it. One more thing the drive now says fat, when originialy it was ntfs. Under manager, The drive says it is split at 138g and 104 gb. Any ideas? when I run a drive test the drive says it has a bad cable, I swapped the cable out three or four times, to no avail.

I think I have it all listed, oh windows xp home, installed on it's own drive.
 

Answer:250gb hd problem

Has nothing to do with drivers or Spyware, it is more of a Bios issue. What is the manufacturer and model of the computer that this drive is in? Also, do you have SP2 installed for XP?
 

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Hi,

I'm sure this is simple, but I can't figure it out and searching google hasn't found me any answers. I am building a new system. It all works fine. But I have a WD 250GB hard drive I"m using. When I boot from WinXP Pro CD, and go to format the drive and install the OS, it only tells me I can format 130GB of space. Nowhere to be found is the rest of my drive...

Any thoughts as to what I"m doing wrong here?

Thanks!
Kimberly
 

Answer:XP won't format whole 250GB HD

Hi, if the version of Windows on the install CD pre-dates Service Pack 2, you will get this problem.

Microsoft added the ability for Windows to see hard drives bigger than 137 GB in Service Pack 1 (and Service Pack 2).

If you have access to another PC, download Service Pack 2 (which includes Service Pack 1 btw), and integrate it into your install source and burn a new CD from which you can install. You can find good instructions for doing that here:

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

You can download Service Pack 2 (full 266 MB package) from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

As a workaround, you can create a partition less than 137 GB, install Windows, and then install Service Pack 2 and you will be able to access the rest of the hard drive. Then you can partition the rest from the Computer Management interface (right-click "My Computer" > Manage...)
 

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Maxtor 250

Just put a Maxtor 250 GB into my mate's machine, Maxblast3 will only let me have 137GB, Windows XP will only see it as 31.4GB. I've managed to partition & format it in my own machine correctly but when I put it back in his, it F***s up again

I've updated the Via 4in1, the bios is already updated to the latest version

I'm guessing a new MB is in order ??????
 

Answer:Maxtor 250GB seen as 137

i've had that 2 with my 200Gb, windows only allowed 138Gb
do you have SP1 installed cuz that seemed to do the trick on with my 200Gb


:grinthumb The best of Luck :grinthumb
Greetz Selage
 

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hello i have formatted my new Portable HD after 4months but its showing used space 97mb can anyone pls tell me is that normal or is there sum problem ? i mean it should show used space 0 bytes ?

Answer:WD Portable 250GB HD

Is the file NTFS or other i.e. FAT32?

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I've recently installed a new MSI KT3 Ultra motherboard, and a new 250 gig western digi hard disk. Now, in the bios it recognises that the drive is 250 gigs however when i setup xp it only recognises it upto 130 gig and won't see the full size of the drive.I know 48-bit LBA mode addressing needs to be enabled and as far as I can see it is turned on in the BIOS and as i say, the bios recognises it as 250 gig but windows doesnt and only shows it as 130 gig.Any ideas?

Answer:BIOS Says 250GB HDD... XP says 130?

bump

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I've got 2 250GB HDD's, I know FAT32 won't work on, but I really don't want to use NTFS. I run Windows and Linux, so having 500GB of HDD space that Linux finds hard to handle isn't really my best option.

Is there another file system or way around it that I can run on Linux and Windows without to much trouble?
 

Answer:FAT32 and 250GB HDDs

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Hey. I got a 250 gb western digital HD (WDC WD2500JB-00REA0) this started about a week ago, i keep hearing the drive stop like being cut from power and then powering up again,i had my computer on for a couple of weeks before this started could this anyhow affected it. I also tested it with SpeedFan S.M.A.R.T function and it gave me this warning - "NOTE : your hard disk Power On Hours Count attribute current value (96) is below the normal range (97 - 100) reported for your specific hard disk model. Basically your hard disk was powered on for more than the maximum time the average user did. This means that either all of the reports collected are from hard disks that were not powered on for too long (this is realistic for recent models) or that your hard disk is becoming old. Usually this is not considered as a pre-failure advisory, but you should check whether you want to replace the hardware or keep an eye on its performances over time."
Thanks.
 

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My 30gb harddrive in my computer died a few weeks ago and a scoured the stores for a new hd. I found a Maxtor 250gb hard drive on sale at Fry's for $140. It was a great deal for the space but I have some questions on it's performance. It's P-ATA 133 with an 8mb cache,a seek time of 9.3ms and rotates at 7,200 RPM. I do a lot of multiasking with Everquest and just general gaming so my pagefile is huge and constantly used. I also do some video editing.

My real question is how does it rate for my needs. Should I look at buy another smaller hard drive to use as my main or keep use this as my only hard drive?

I have the hard drive split into two partitions right now and am wondering which partion actually is on the outside of the platters so I can properly put the pagefile in it's place? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Some questions about a new 250gb harddrive

I have the drive. Its currently the only drive, and I use a separate partition for the pagefile, but don't see (and didn't expect) a performance improvement. I have a rig with the swapfile on separate drives and it was noticably faster. So I would definately recommend a keeping the old drive - wherever you put the OS, keep the swapfile on the other one.
 

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I have a 250gb Maxtor Diamondmax10 SATA harddrive. In windows it only reads/writes up toe 233gb, it shows that thats its limit. In everest and every other diagnostic tool (hell even BIOS!) they all say that its 250GB. Any idea how I can get my other 17GB back??

Answer:250gb HD only gets 233gb on Windows!

Upgrading Service Pack might help.

Also goto disk managment and see if theres any unallocated space.

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Hi. I need advice on setting up  a M.2 SSDriveMy Laptop is a ENVY X360 Convertible  Model: m6-w105dxI installed a Samsung EVO M.2 250GB but I really can't make it work.It is  neither recognised by bios nor by OS (windows) or any disk management software (samsung magician or intel rapid storage technology, so I have no clues how to solve this.Samsung 850 EVO M.2 seems to be right choise cosidering my laptop specificationsI contacted HP support and they  told me:  maybe is a loose contact between ssd conector and mainboard slot , I've double cheked that and all seems OK. in place and securedThen they told me to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot option @ bios configuration.... no results after that... SSD keeps unseen by my laptop bios and OS...Any expert advice or any success M.2 SSD installation experience would be really nice and appreciated...I've asked on other threads in this forum with no luck..thank in advance for any help on this.RegardsAle

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Hi,
Me again

Yesterday you solved my problem with my new 250Gb Hdd by pointing me in the direction of Diskmgmt.msc

I now have a second problem , I bought 2 of the drives , One for my XP machine which now works fine thanks , and the other identical hdd for my wifes Win 2000 setup and its on this machine I have the problem

Using diskmgmt it finds the drive no problem but allthough its a 250Gb drive its saying its only a 128

What should I do ?

Regards

Don
 

Answer:2nd Problem with Deskstar 250Gb Hdd

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Hi folks,will my laptop work properly with this ssd? Does anyone have it installed in his thinkpad and can say more about it? Or maybe you recommend another drive thanks for your help

Answer:l540 + 250GB Samsung 840 Evo

Hi Phill7,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per you are query we understood that you are looking for SSD drive compatibility for on ThinkPad L540.
 
As per the Lenovo technical specification ThinkPad L540 will support 250Gb SSD drive, please click here for complete details on the specification.
 
The SSD should be 2.5-inch.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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this summer i built myself a new computer. i was having sum trouble getting windows installed and thought it might be 1 of the HD's so i unhooked it. once i got it going i kind of forgot about the 250GB HD until just recently. i hooked it up and formatted it but it only showed up as a 127GB HD when it's supposed to be 250GB. this is very puzzling because on the post screen it clearly reads that it's a 250GB HD.

can someone please tell me what i hav to do to get it working correctly because i'd really like to move my music off of my dad's comp. btw, my system specs are in the sig

Answer:250GB HD showing up as 127GB!?

What kind of hard drive do you have? I don't see the sig on the screen so if its there i just can't see it. Also what operating system are you running??

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Hi,

1st off sorry if this has be told before,

I have a 250gb external hdd which now only show 100mb.

It was an old hdd out of an old 7 laptop (which got accidently dropped and insurance replaced) I asked for the hdd back, which when I got it back was fine and working well, I did a quick format and not used it for over a year,

come to use it now to store movies and pictures on and it say volume 100mb?

How do I get the rest back?
Cheers

Answer:250gb hdd showing only 100mb

Can you see it in Disk Management? (right click on My Computer and select Manage, then go to Storage > Disk Management). Disk Management (What It Is and How To Use It)
Is it showing the drive? Does it show the total disk size?

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I have a 250GB Maxtor Hard Drive that I decided to convert to an external drive when I got my new Dell (bad idea). It worked great for about a month, then one day I get an 'ambulance-like' beeping alarm from the external. I'm relatively certain its telling me the hard drive is dead... most likely from insufficient cooling in the cheap external HD case I bought. But, I dont have any experience with hard drive alarms so i thought I'd ask. Does this alarm mean this drive is dead for good?
 

Answer:Dead 250GB Maxtor HD... I think

I would check your documentation from your ext. drive case and see what the sound meant. You can always plug it into an IDE cable to check it.
 

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It has been 3 or 4 hours and... still going.

Drive is a Western Digital 250 (really more like 232) GB, 8MB cache, one touch, external hard drive.

USB2 connection.

Win XP
1.7 GHz Celeron
756MB DDR RAM
 

Answer:how long does it take to format 250GB?

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My 4gb USB pendrive appears as only 250mb (EDITED NOW )! What can I do? I have tried using the format option on right click...

Answer:My 4gb USB pendrive appears as only 250gb!

Heh, your complainaing about 246 free gig?

Ok I know you mean meg...

Well I would look in the disk manager in the control panel and see what the partitioning on it is. it may be partitioned wrong. You can delete and repartition it to the full 4 gig. then reformat it again.

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Hi,

Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance
 

Answer:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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Hello,

can someone help me - I have recently re-installed XP onto a 250GB hdd but it is only seeing 127gb drive. I have service pk1 and service pk2 installed and the bios on the system is seeing the 250gb drive.

Can someone help me

Thanks in advance

Elaine
 

Answer:Re-installed XP wont see 250gb hdd

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Bought a new 250 g hd for my box. I want to install xp pro. I am at the stage where it shows 1 partition at 131 gb

Xp pro disk in cd bay, boot disk in floppy.

Any help would be appreciated
Dave
 

Answer:New 250gb hd 131 showing? Partition Help??

Plain-Jane XP by default will only recognize drives up to 132GB. If you create an SP2 slipstreamed CD using autostreamer, it will recognize the full drive upon install. Or, complete your install, update to SP2 and then use the "diskmgmt.msc" command in the "run" line to format the remaining hard drive as a second partition.

Autostreamer: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4444
 

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Computer info:

HP Vectra
VL420 MT
WinXP Home SP2
LBA on
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.00 GHz
HP System board A08
Chipset: Intel i845 Rev: A3
Southbridge: Intel 82801BA (1CH2)
BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc.
Version: JA.01.07US
Graphic Interface Version: AGP version 2.0
Intel(R) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller
SD RAM 512 MB
PC133
NTFS
(did I miss anything?)

I appologize in advance for the long read.

This computer came with only a 10GB Seagate drive. It has less than 300MB left of unused memory, so I tried installing a 250GB Maxtor. It is only recognized as 30GB in the BIOS. I don't understand this because I have WinXP SP2 and LBA is enabled in the BIOS -
Not only that, but I have another 300GB Seagate that I want to install as a slave (I had previously installed this one as a slave to the 10GB but had the same problem with only 64GB being recognized.
I don't understand why my BIOS isn't recognizing it at it's full capacity since I have the latest version of BIOS and LBA is indeed enabled (I thought SP2 was supposed to correct this problem).

My hope is that someone out there can walk me through this step by step (from erasing the disk to installation) because I've been working on this thing all day long and nothing I've tried seems to work. The 10GB drive has to go. I want to install the 250GB drive as my master, copy the 10GB drive to it (I have Casper XP 3.0 for this purpose), and then install the 300GB drive ... Read more

Answer:250GB drive is seen only as 30GB

Did the Maxtor not come with a setup disc .....?
When you go to control panel / admin tools / computer management / disc management and right click on the "free" space of that drive what options do you get?
 

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Hey guys I'm new to these forums so be nice

I just partitioned my 250gb to 100 and 125 one i want to use for back up which i believe i will use my Acronis for.

The other i want to use as a regular hard drive, with windows XP or Vista,

But when i load the XP cd into the computer the XP disk does not see the USB 250gb drive at all (E: and F, how will i got about loading XP onto this drive?
 

Answer:I partioned my WD 250gb into two seperate ones, now what?

You are done.
Windows is installed on C: no?
The partitions on your removable USB drive can be used for more storage,backups.
 

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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Hi,

I was wondering if LANParty UT NF3 250Gb Motherboard is good for gaming or other usage. How reliable is this motherboard ?

Thank you
 

Answer:LANParty UT NF3 250Gb MoBo

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2198
 

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Hi guysI have recently purchased a crucial 250gb ssd and i want to clone my Lenovo y510p 1Tb HDD. The HDD has 7 partitions. A 1000mb recovery partition, a 350mb recovery partition and another 13.2Gb recovery partition, a 260mb EFI system partition, 100mb oem partition, Windows 8 OS partition , and a Lenovo(D) partition. I'd like to only clone the OS but to do so which partitions are needed to boot into Windows and do I need all the partitions(I really don't want all 3 recovery partitions) and why are there 3 recovery partitions?Thanks
 
 
 
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Hey this is my first post to this site so please feel free to nag more info out of me if i dont put enough onMy XP Pro recently got a 250 gb Seagate internal hard drive installed into it, yet it takes around 10 to 15 minutes for it to boot.So i decided in the end to have it as a secondary hard drive and have my 80 gb hard drive as a primary. yet when my 250 gb reaches over 91.9 gb full, it will not load anymore data, instead crash and say that i have lost all data that i was moving.If anyone knows whats wrong or even advice, it will be well appreciated.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Boot Problem XP PRO 250GB

How is the drive formatted ? ?NTFS/FAT32 ?2 things you can check: First in device manager find the IDE controller and then the drive andd right clik it and select Properties...Report back what mode it is in. If it's PIO mode this will account for the extreme slowness.2nd DLoad and run Seatools diagnostics on that drive to determine if it's healthy or not.The file is used to create a bootable floppy/CD so you can run it even if Windows won't run.Report back with your findings...

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Hi, I have Lenovo S500 and after I install the OS, the partition OEM Reserved is hidden in Windows and I want to use this because it's to large(it's not a few GB... it's almost 250GB, and i think that it's too much).I want to know why is created this partition? What's his function? Sorry for my bad english. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo OEM Reserved 250GB

Hi Rxgamer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern, but let me inform you these partitions contain recovery image and Drivers/Default Applications. By deleting the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partition the system will loose its ability to "Factory Reset/ OKR (One Key Recovery)" of the system.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hi I have an Acer T135 -S870 and would like to install a 250 Gb SATA drive but it is not recognised in the Bios or through Linux Mint that is installed at present on my 80Gb drive in the T135-S870 Could you help me please in solving this problem.

Answer:250Gb drive not recognised

Have you tried to connect only the new hdd with the same cable of the old HDD?

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I tried to ghost my 60G disk onto 250G on a different computer and it finished OK. But when connecting the new drive (250G) to my T60 it would not boot. Booting from Windows CD showed that all directories were ghosted correctly.What could be the problem?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T60 changing disk to 250GB

don't use Ghost use Acronis TrueImage. 

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My computer is only showing it has 127.99gb, when its supposed to have 250gb. Anyone seen this problem before?

Answer:HD showing I only have 127.99gb, its really 250gb

read the first sticky on the forum called: 137gb barrier

maybe the same issue as in yours

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ive had the hdd for about a year now and its been working fine, i only used approx 1/3 of the capacity. But the other day my m8 was installing Windows 7 on his laptop, so he filled my hdd up with all his backup, and their wasnt any more space left, the next day i plugged it in & the white light was flashing, but i could not go inside it, it just appears as a "Local Disk (F)" on My computer, and the same on my m8's, (and if u double click it, then a sign appears stating that (F) is nt accesible because of an I/O error). oh and i recently changed it from FAT to RAW cuz it wouldnt allow me to move more than 2gb at a time, dnt knw if that mite be important, any thoughts cuz i reeli need the data....?
 

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Hi I have an Acer T135 -S870 and would like to install a 250 Gb SATA drive but it is not recognised in the Bios or through Linux Mint that is installed at present on my 80Gb drive in the T135-S870 Could you help me please in solving this problem.

Answer:250Gb drive not recognised

Have you tried to connect only the new hdd with the same cable of the old HDD?

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Hey guys.
I setup my system on a 250gb hard drive but system reads it as a 127gb. I downloaded the software for converging it to its original form yet it won't let me as it is the C:// drive. If anyone can point me in a direction that might be able to assist, that would be awesome (i.e. a possible partition of the space that wasn't originally read?) THANK YOU!
 

Answer:Op sys is on 250gb, reads as 127gb

Do you have Windows XP Service Pack 2? That is the usual cause for this problem.
If you do not, you mayl not be able to partition the drive to anything larger than 132 GB... 127 or so after formatting the partition.
It becomes a catch 22. You could partition and format the hard drive to the 250 GB figure, if you had Windows XP Service Pack 2 to do the setup of the NTFS partition. It will work once as the full 250, or so, once it has Windows on it, but getting Windows on it prevents that.
There are solutions online you should be able to find with a Google search, but they require jumping through a few hoops.
One solution is to setup the hard drive as a slave in a computer that has Service Pack 2... or setup the drive with two partitions while slaved in another computer.
Alternately, set it up as 127 GB, then upgrade Windows with the Service Pack 2 disk you buy from Microsoft for $3.40, then use partition magic or Acronis to enlarge the partition.
 

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Just received and installed Maxtor 250GB HDD.I have a Maxtor 120GB as master drive, partitioned as C,D drive, all OK.Slave drive is the 250GB HDD. Been into Disk Manager and it shows as a 131GB partitioned drive.Been in Bios and it shows as 250GB. Where's the rest gone

Answer:XP will only recognise 250GB HDD as 131GB

click here

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I have a 250GB which seems to have failed entirely now. It's still detectable by Windows - is there any way I can recover the files? They're really important to me. I don't care what it cost to recover them, but of course cheaper the better
 

Answer:250GB Seagate HD failed

Contacy seagate. They should be able to help you.
 

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Would there be any conflict with this unit and W7.

I looked at this unit and it appears to me that it would be ideal for my laptop. I need about 120gb for backup of my C & D drives. I'm not sure if this unit is the best and find no place to compare it to other comparable products on the market.

If anyone has used this product I would ask your opinion of its performance and one other question. How long does it take for the first download of all files.

Thanks

Answer:Seagate Replica 250gb with W7

If your only use is for disaster recovery, then this drive will do the job...That being said, I would recommend the purchase a large external drive that can also be used for storing individual files/folders...

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I am new to this forum and desperate to find a solution to my problem. My colleague told me of this service and here I am.I had a Windows98 PC with an external Maxtor 250GB firewire connected to it. I took the main HD out (the one with the w98) and installed new one and installed a newly purchased copy of XP. At this point I've connected my Maxtor without installing the driver thinking that XP would recognise it, but nothing happened. I installed the driver but nothing? it can be seen in the disk management as disk 1 and that's all; the next step would be a format, which I refuse to do it.I reinstalled my old drive (w98) back into the case, win98 started as normal, I connected the Maxtor and to my big surprise this drive is not being recognised anymore; even when the PC configuration is exactly what it used to be. I only can see the Maxtor through fdisk but not anymore as a 250GB FAT32, apparently now is a 40GB FAT !?!?!!.Please help me. I have far too much data on this drive including pictures going back 4 years and documents. This drive is a back up of my previous PCs. I cannot afford to lose this data.ThanksAndy

Answer:Cannot see Maxtor 250GB Firewire W98 pc --> XP pc

The data's probably there, just need to connect OK. I had trouble with my Maxtor OneTouch when I connected it without the Maxtor drivers installed, even on WinXP. Suggest you install Maxtor drivers properly before connecting. If that doesn't work take the drive to another WinXP comp, but install the drivers first!

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I run win 98se with 2 drives, a 30gb and an 80gb, both work well, but are full. I bought a 250Gb drive to use as a USB external. To try and format the new drive, I replaced the 80 (D Drive) but the new one is only seen as a 65 GB drive. I've tried fdisk and format, Still 65Gb. Anybody any ideas? as always, thanks in advance for any helpCheers

Answer:250Gb drive and win98se

also, if I want to swop it between 2 machines, one win98se, the other XP, will it need to be fat32?

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Hi,
Bought a new Western Digital Sata HDD which I got today.
New in anti static bag and labelled WD2500AABS, says on it 250gb.
When I put it in my PC it shows as 40gb.
Thinking this may be an error I booted from Win XP CD to load OS and
it said 38.xx gb.
I have contacted the seller by Email but thought I may get faster and more reliable info from here.
I can of course return it but do not want to if it is me doing something wrong.
Ray

Answer:New 250gb Hdd Shows as 40gb

That model definitely shows as a 250GB see here
What version of XP? if you do not have SP3 you may not have support for large drives.
In Windows, click on Start->Run, enter "regedit".
Navigate to the HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters registry subkey.
From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
Enter the name EnableBigLba, then press Enter.
Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
Close the registry editor.
Restart the machine for the change to take effect.

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I have looked all over the internet and cannot find it.

looks like DFI took all the support pages down as well! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 

Answer:Need manual for LANParty UT NF3 250GB

Found it yet?

Hey there,

Just wondering if you found the manual yet?
I am looking everywhere to try and find one but no luck yet...

Cheers
 

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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Hi to allI have just installed Maxtor 250GB HD into my P4 PC. Cmos bios reports the HD as 250GB during POST and Win XP C: drive properties reports that capacity is 250GB and used space is 134GB!!The only thing on the drive is the OS (winXP) it was brand new I partitioned/ formatted it using my XP cd. If I look at the properties individually on C: drive (windows, program files, docs and settings, etc) they add up to approx 1.5GB but C: properties is 134GB?any suggestions as to why XP is reporting the use incorrectly and a possible fix much appreciated.TIA

Answer:250GB HD showing too big used space

I recently installed a pair of 160gb drives and found on the Maxtor site that in order for the true capacity to be recognised by Windows you need 2 things[otherwise it only recognises up to 137gb];1 - to be running Windows SP12 - to run the Maxtor Big Drive Tool[available from Maxtor support website]

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Hi, Does anyone have any experience of this USB External hard drive? I think my Western Digital 'My Book' is going to pack up soon, so need to find a replacement. Yesterday i asked about a Buffalo drive and got some positive responses, but this one looks good too (and tiny in size). Thanks - Tony

Answer:Seagate 250gb FreeAgent Go/2.5

I use a Buffalo drive however, and it's extremely reliable - the only irritation is the incessant humming noise the drive motor makes.

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