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Replace hard drive with SSD on W530?

Question: Replace hard drive with SSD on W530?

I have a two year old W530. I have to reinstall Windows 7 Pro and all other software to correct a Windows problem so it is a good time to upgrade my 500gb 7200 rpm hard drive to an SSD. Can someone recommend an SSD that is know to work with the W530 as well as a source for the drive and instructions for the conversion? Thanks.













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Answer: Replace hard drive with SSD on W530?

I did the same upgrade myself about 1 1/2 years ago, replacing my factory 512GB spinner with a 500GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD in my own W530. Since then I've added SSD's as a second drive to other M93p desktop machines I've customized for friends and family, picking the newer Samsung 850 Pro in a 256GB size (regaining the factory 1TB spinner for "data").

In the case of the W530 I chose to reinstall windows 7 Pro x64 from scratch, using a retail Windows Installation DVD. I never use "factory recovery partitions" and recovery media, as I never retain those "recovery partitions". I always do my own ongoing regular schedulard "system image" backups using Macrium Reflect. I install of of the latest versions of Lenovo-provided software and drivers directly downloaded from their software/drivers download site into my newly from-scratch installed Windows.

I don't use Optimus at all in my W530, but rather have "discrete graphics" selected to use the K1000m exclusively. So I use the latest retail nVidia graphics drivers downloaded from their site, not anything from Lenovo for graphics. I have no interest in the built-in Intel HD Graphics.

As far as the physical swap of the new SSD for the old spinner on the W530, my first attempts were unsuccessful because I didn't realize what the Lenovo maintenance manual was trying to convey with its pictures showing some type of difference between the "side rail orientation" when applied to the sides of the SSD vs. applying them to the sides of the spinner. Turns out the dimenseional differences of the two drives requires that the SSD be "elevated in the opening by the side rails" in the drive bay slightly differently, so that the rails need to be reversed or used upside-down or something like that when using them for the SSD. This will accomplish the needed elevation adjustment, which will in turn guarantee that when you push the SSD into the opening so that it makes electrical contact with the "teeth" at the inner end of the opening, the drive and teeth will match up perfectly and the drive will snap in, and will now have true proper physical and electrical contact.

You can find discussion of this particular mounting issue in this other thread, including pictures.

I cannot provide you with any help reinstalling from the Lenovo recovery partition or medai, since I have never done that and never will.

After the fresh from-scratch Win7 reinstall to my newly reconfigured W530 (now with SSD only and now spinner), I used Partition Wizard to create some additional "data" partitions on my SSD. And of course I continue to use Macrium Reflect for ongoing "system image" backups to my external 2TB USB 3.0 drive.

I also installed Samsung's Magician software to optimize SSD performance, including allowing it to "over-provision". This carves out just under 10% of the drive to be NOT ALLOCATED TO ANY WINDOWS PARTITIONS, but rather to be available to the Magician software to optimize SSD lifetime and performance. I also enabled "rapid mode" in Samsung Magician, which uses available system RAM (in the 8GB I have, which almost always is only about 50% actually in-use) as a "cache", again thus improving overall system and SSD performance and lifetime of the SSD.

Samsung Magician also offers a way to "tune Windows" to turn some features on or of or to "tweak" some Windows settings, which are again designed to optimize Windows with SSD vs. original Windows with spinner. My experience is that many of these are automatically set corectly by a fresh Windows install to an SSD, whereas they might have been incorrect (and thus justified what Magician was offering to do) if you "cloned" the factory Lenovo Win7 from the recovery partition onto your SSD (assuming that would even work, since you now have different hardware) and then installed Magician and told it to "optimize Windows" which had been initially installed to a spinner.

Don't know what else to say in general. If you have specific other questions, either before or after you proceed, please ask them.

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I'm thinking about replacing the factory CD/DVD drive that came with my W530 and lives in the stock 12.7mm Ultrabay caddy, with a 12.7mm slim BluRay burner (say something like this Panasonic UJ-265).  Since the thickness matches, I believe this is possible.
 
So, can the factory Ultrabay caddy be removed and completely replaced with a fixed SATA BD drive like this?
 
If so, is there a SATA cable problem?  In other words, do I need a SATA-to-SlimlineSATA adapter, both for data and power, such as this item (which is shown on the same Amazon page as the UJ-265)?
 
Has anybody done this?  Do you have any suggestions and/or recommendations I haven't thought of?
 
thanks for any help or guidance you can provide.













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Answer:W530: Can I replace the factory 12.7mm Ultrabay caddy and CD/DVD drive with 12.7mm BluRay drive?

The connector looks right.  If I were GUESSING, I would say that it will probably work, but it won't fit into the mechanism that locks the drive in place.

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Hello I have a Lenovo W530 with a DVD/CD rewritable drive, Model DS-8A8SH 29C. As the drive is working no more, what would be a good replace part that works fine with this laptop - maybe a newer model... Thank you very much for your hintsGeri

Answer:W530: Replace part for DVD drive

there is lot of replacement drives on ebay.

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I broke my w530 screen, need to replace it. Can I  replace W530 1600x900 LCD with  W530 1920x1080? Thanks













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Answer:Can I replace W530 1600x900 LCD with W530 1920x1080?

Hello.
 
Yes you can. Here are the compatible FHD screens from the parts lookup list.
 
04W1544 N AUO 15.6FHD04W3471 N AUO 15.6"FHD AG04W6851 N LCD ASM FHD AUO for CS
 
And here is a great pictorial for changing the screen, it's for the T530, but the procedure is identical.
Replacing the T530's screen
 
Cheers!

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Hello guyz,
pliz help me with the steps involved in upgrading or replacing an MFM hard drive with IDE-class hard drive
 

Answer:STEPS TO UPGRADE/REPLACE an MFM hard drive with an IDE-class hard drive

Hi kfkaggwa, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance the motherboard has and IDE controller built in? If not, what kind of expansion card options does it have?
 

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I just purchased the W530 with a 180G SSD. I was hoping that there is a way to expand on disk space - I work with databases, and so having a larger storage is a must. Coming off an ASUS which had 750GB drive (albeit, SATA), I never thought about space. In my brief conversation with a Lenovo rep, it sounds like my only option is to replace the optical drive with a caddy, and even that caddy is now a discontinued item by Lenovo. Is there not a space for another drive inside the box? One would think with all the tlak of RAID, etc., there would be that option for the top of the line machine. What do others do? Thank you in advance. --Alex

Answer:W530 Second Hard Drive

A W530 can contain up to three hard drives, totaling approximately 2 TB. One is the main drive that comes with the machine. For the second drive, you choose either builtin optical or the second drive. This is thhere the factory RAID option's drive goes. The third drive is an mSata solid state drive. The latest offerings are up to 480 GB I believe.My machine came with RAID 1, and I have also used RAID 0. I have not need an optical drive since owning the machine, and if I did I am happy with an external option.For a high end machine, which it _is_, I have found it to be able to handle far more than I most users ask of it? Besides the 2 TB possible inside the machine, the machine has two USB 3.0 ports, which could be connected to 5.0 Gb/s external RAID or external drives, up to, I dont know, >10TB, not including the two USB 2.0 ports or the expresscard slot which could introduce an esata port or an additional usb 3.0, thus offering another several TB of external options.A compatible caddy is available, even if Lenovo does not have one... but if they dont I dont see how they can sell new W530's with RAID.-JV474

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Anyone has any experience with a 1TB HD 7200rpm on a W530 in the optical bay? I was wondering what is the better buy. I wanna make sure compatibility is not going to be a big issue. Thanks! J

Answer:W530 1TB Hard drive

I use a Seagate 1TB Hybrid drive in an Ultrabay HDD adapter with a W520 without a problem. 

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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I need a replacement for the 500gb 7200 rpm hard drive in my W530. Will the following be a drop in replacement? HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch 500GB 7mm SATA III 7200RPM 32MB Cache Internal Drive Kit 0S037882.5-inch Portable SATA Hard Drive7200 RPMSATA III 6Gb/s performanceAdvanced format, 512byte emulation (512e)3-Year limited warranty The drive is shown at http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelstar-2-5-Inch-Internal-0S03788/dp/B00JQYTXHC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid... If this drive is not a drop-in replacement for the HGST 0J32735 that is in my W530 can you recommend a drive and vendor that is? Thanks.













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Answer:Will this hard drive work in my W530?

Should work just fine.

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I just bought this w530: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312665CVF I also bought a 7mm ssd to swap with the hard drive. I've taken out the w530 hard drive, and tried fitting the rails to the ssd however its not as tight a fit as it is on the hard drive. I'm unsure as to whether this means the hard drive is 7mm or 9.5mm though, because the difference isn't that great. How can I find out for sure what size my hard drive is, and therefore if the rails will fit my 7mm ssd, or if I need to get new rails for 7mm drives.













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Answer:W530 hard drive height?

It sounds like you currently have 9.5mm rails, so you'll need to get 7mm rails. Or just pad it with a few sheets of paper.

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Hi,  I just got my p50 in the mail and am all set to go. I'd like to just pop out my ssd from my w530 and put it into my p50 without reinstalling windows. Anyone else done this? Success or Failure?  Thanks,Paul 

Answer:Move hard drive from w530 to new p50?

Depends on your objective. If you are using this drive for data, and booting from the OEM drive (presumably an M.2), there should be no problem, except that your apps will need to be reinstalled. If your plan is to boot directly from the older drive, I'd be very surprised if you can make this work at all, or without a ton of unnecessary and potentially problematic work.  You will encounter at least two to three classes of issues (if running on an MS-Platform.  Linux, I can't really speak to but I'm sure some variation on these themes might apply): 1) Windows (whatever modern version) will recognize that the OS is not running on the machine upon which it was generated--at minimum, it will give you that "counterfeit OS" series of messages and associated problems. 2) The device drivers will likely also not work correctly -- especially if you are on an SSD.  Microns do not behave exactly the same as Intel or Samsung devices; I have encountered bizarre interactions with Intel storage drivers even on clean installs. 3)  While not likely, you might possibly trash all the registry settings and "hidden" locations which contain critical (and often obscure) data necessary for running your apps. So, be careful, make several full and image backups and have fun, if you really want to experiment.  Don't say you weren't warned, though! 





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Does anyone know what Hard Drive Bay is compatible with the W530? I've noticed that there are two Hard Drive bay adapters: the ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III and the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III. Neither of them mention the W530, but the 12.7mm Adapter lists the W520 and the other lists W510. I'm assuming that it's the 12.7mm Adapter that I want, but I'd like to get confirmation about this. Getting just the hard drive bay adapter was not given as an option on the customization screen and I'm planning on buying a third party SSD to put on my computer.













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Answer:W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter

yes you would need the 12.7 mm adapter. You can get the adapter aftermarket, which is often cheaper then getting them configured with the system. 

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Hi! Do you know if the harddrive bay for w530 will fit in w541 ? Im getting new computer this week at work and it would be nice to add a 2nd ssd from my old w530. thanks!  //fishh













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Answer:w530 vs w541 hard drive bay

Hello,
 
Unfortunately, I do not have access to a W541, but here's what I can tell you from looking at my W530, as well as checking the relevant hardware maintenance manuals.
 
According to the W541 Hardware Maintenance Manual, the W541 has a Serial Ultrabay Enhanced Bay which appears by default to come with an optical drive that is secured with a screw that you must remove the large bottom door on the bottom of the unit to remove in order eject the drive.
 
According the W530 Hardware Maintenance Manual, the W530 uses a Serial Ultrabay Enhanced Bay, as well, but uses different lock and eject mechanisms.
 
It is possible the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced Bay you are currently using with your ThinkPad W530 will work in the W541, but it is also possible it may need some sort of adapter to use the new latching mechanism in the W541.  Another possibility is that the while the SUEB's are use the same format factor and connector layout, the latching mechanisms used to eject and lock the SUEB are different, and you will need to obtain a new one that work with the W541.
 
Perhaps once you have received your W541 you can let us know a definitive answer.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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My lenovo with Windows 7 profesional AND autocad 2014 have Its hard drive full.How is it possible???The portatil have 2 days AND har drive Its full, i only install autocad the others programa are lenovo.Why??

Answer:Lenovo w530 hard drive is full

Install http://windirstat.info/ and see what is using all the space.

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I have upgraded from Amazon my second Hard Drive Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB (inside ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III, adapter bought from Lenovo)The issue : The HD disappears after resuming after hibernate or after sleep. It is necessary to restart,or shut down and then start, for it to reappear. If the hard drive is hooked by an external USB enclosure, it functions OK , never desappearing after resuming. I have tested with two different hard drives: Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB and a WD 1600BEVT 160GB. The issue was the same for both. Any help? Thank you in advance. UPDATE : This issue  is solved (up to now). The second HD works OK after resume. I changed the Removal Policy (Device Manager) to "Quick Removal" (wich is not the default for best performance). After rebooting, the system automaticaly changed back to the default " Better Performance"  and the issue was solved(!).  My system: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 - processor i7-3720QM 2.6GHz - 8 GB memory - 1st hd factory installed SAMSUNG SSD 128GB - 2nd hd in drive bay  Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB 

Answer:W530 Second Hard Drive disappears after resume

It sounded like some power issue. Glad its working now. how good is the performance on the ultrabay?

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I understand the rails with the stock hard drive (320 gb) are 7 mm, I was wondering if I upgrade to the 500 gb hard drive does that include the 9.5mm rails?  More specifically, is the 500 gb hard drive 9.5mm or 7mm thick from the factory.  Thanks, Kevin

Answer:W530 Hard drive rubber rails

Hi, The 500GB 7200rpm factory supplied HDD I have just removed from my W530 is a 7mm thick Hitachi. Hope this helps. BR

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Hi, I've got a w530 with an Intel 520 SSD in the main hard drive bay. Whenever I try to set a password for the main hard drive it doesn't seem to stick. Whether I choose master+user or just user, I will input the password, it will take the passwords without producing an error, and then just dump me back to the passwords screen while leaving the hard drive password disabled. Bios is on the latest version for both the w530 and SSD, machine appears to be working fairly normally otherwise. Does anyone have any ideas how I can enable the password? Thanks!













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Answer:Can't set hard drive password on W530 with Intel 520 SSD

Hi, ctenorman
 
I did some research and came across this thread from Intel. There are a few people in the thread who have been able to set the password on this particular drive. It seems that changing the BIOS compatibility mode to "SATA," setting the password, rebooting, and then changing it back to "AHCI" has worked for some, but not all customers with this drive.
 
Good luck, and let me know how it goes
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I am moving a hard drive from a W500 to a W530 laptop.  The hard drive has a password on it and it works fine on the W500. When I put the drive in the W530 laptop, it does not accept the password on boot up. If I move the drive back to the W500, it all works fine.  This is a 1TB drive, so I'm hoping I can still use it! Thanks for any help here.

Answer:Hard Drive password not accepted in new W530

Good afternoon and welcome to the community.
 
Since the HDD password is accepted when it's installed in the W500, why not pull off the password in BIOS there, reinstall the drive into the W530 and then set the password in the W530's BIOS?
 
Regards.

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Greetings. I am looking into expanding the storage space in my W530. Naturally, the easiest option is the ultraybay storage adapter.  However, I need some advice on which adapter is correct.  There are two listed in the Lenovo store.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... Which adapter is correct for the W530?  Also, is the SATA port for the ultrabay 6gb/s? Final question. Will this hard drive fit in the correct adapter, and will the W530 provide enough power for it?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148710   Cheers,

Answer:w530 ultra bay hard drive caddy

El_Capitan wrote:Greetings. I am looking into expanding the storage space in my W530. Naturally, the easiest option is the ultraybay storage adapter.  However, I need some advice on which adapter is correct.  There are two listed in the Lenovo store.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... Which adapter is correct for the W530?  Also, is the SATA port for the ultrabay 6gb/s? Final question. Will this hard drive fit in the correct adapter, and will the W530 provide enough power for it?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148710   Cheers,Either of those HDD/SSD adapters with work.  The 12.7mm version filles the entire bay space so there is no gap. The Ultrabay is indeed SATA III. That hard drive will not work.  At 15mm it is too fat.  I think it also has power requirements that exceed the capability in the Ultrabay connector. 

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I just got a W530 that came installed with Windows 7 Enterprise 64 (along with a few other things I didn't want) and was given a set of recovery disks for Windows 7 Ultimate by Lenovo after deciding I wanted to do a clean reinstall.  After running through the reinstall process my main hard drive (250GB Samsung SSD) shows up as having 144GB of 224GB free.  Does anyone have any clues as to what might be taking up so much space?  80GB is obviously pretty significant!  I've heard of issues with bloatware, but I haven't seen anything on there that would take up that much space.  Part of me is thinking of getting a Windows 7 facttory Ultimate ISO and reinstalling with my key, but I wanted to put this out there to people with experience before I do anything else.  

Answer:W530 Hard Drive Space After Reinstall

How much ram do you have in that laptop?  It could be the windows v-memory setting it could also he you have a hibernation file set to default.  Look into those settings and see if managing them manuallyu gives you more free space.Mike

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Product # LR656UA#ABA - warranty expired. Ran system test at boot up error message (F2 Hard Disk Test)... Hard disk failed the test. How do i get hard disk replaced A.S.A.P. (i need it "yesterday"!) and how much does it cost?Thanks. Rebecca

Answer:Hard Disk Failure - what is cost to replace hard drive in 10...

Hi Rebecca, Contact an HP Service Center or a PC or laptop shop and ask them that. This is not a business unit of HP We do not provide prices for HP's services. We are volunteers. If you want to change it out yourself, then that is a different matter.  We can advise you as to what type hard disk or SSD is needed and show how to replace it.  

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Is my Lenovo W530-2436-CTO compatible with a Samsung 1 TB 840 EVOSolid State Hard Drive?













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Answer:W530 Solid State Hard Drive compatibility

Hello. Yes, it's compatible, and a very good SSD too. I have nothing but great things to say about the EVO's.

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Hi, I'm looking to order a W530 with the RAID option ROM installed for an aftermarket upgrade, once I can afford it. However, when I actually order the laptop, I don't want two hard drives. Is this possible? The online configurator doesn't give me any choice but to have two HDs when I select RAID. Thanks, Richard

Answer:W530 RAID option - order with only one hard drive

that is not possible.

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Lots of question about the Ultrabay SSD/HD Adapters on the Thinkpad W530. Are the Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapters SATA 2 or SATA 3 specific?Or are the Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapters just a connector (similar to like an ethernet cord) and what really matters is the HDD (or SSD) and the Laptop? On the W530 User Guide (Page 94)  [http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t530_t530i_w530_ug_en.pdf]  it says to buy the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) but this doesn't even exist on the Lenovo product page.  The closest thing i can find to the Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) is 43N3412 and it's the same product name, so i'm assuming that this works too.  Is that what everyone else is using?  And will it work at SATA 3.0 at 6.0 Gbs? Also, the User Guide also says that the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) can only support 7 mm HDDs and not 7mm SSDs.  Then, how come the 43N3412 product description says it can support SSDs? I saw Adapters similar to 43N3412 and it even references the Part number 43N3412 on Amazon.  Anyone ever try this?http://www.amazon.com/LotFancy-Adapter-ThinkPad-UltraBase-43N3412/dp/B0055X071O/ref=pd_cp_pc_0 Will it perform, as well as the Lenovo version? According to the User Guide, there's also a 12.7mm version of the Ultrabay HDD/SSD Adapter.I am leaning toward the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Ad... Read more

Answer:W530 - Question about Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapter

Not sure if this helps, but I bought this caddy for my W530. It works in SATA 3 mode with the SATA 3 drive I put in it. The drive is held in place via screws through the bottom of the caddy. No rails or special mounting hardware needed. The necessary screws were included with the caddy. The drive I installed was a 9.5mm height, though the caddy will accommodate a 12.5mm drive. My only very minor complaint is the caddy has a blue activity LED that's a bit on the bright side and doesn't mesh well with the softer green and amber tones of the other LEDs on the W530. Aside from that it seems well made and does not look like an aftermarket addition.

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Hi, I am an experienced computer user, and have been using a new (January)  W530 with a 450GB hard drive and factory-installed Win 8. I cannot find any evidence of a virus. In the past day, my hard drive is suddenly full and I am unable to detect where the memory is being used, despite a root directory, folder-by-folder (including hidden and system folders) review of memory consumption. I am using the new "File History" option and saving to a network drive, but have deleted all of these files (it was too aggressive at saving some large files). Suggestions welcome!! Thanks, Gary   













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Answer:W530 and Windows 8 - suddenly full hard drive

Solution found! After some investigation, I have discovered the problem. Though I had attributed the problem to "File History", in fact it was Windows indexing that was the problem. I have about 200,000 items indexed but the indexing file "windows.edb" wa a massive 280GB and growing. (the file is found in Program Data/Microsoft/Search/Data/Application/Windows.). Interestingly, the Program Data directory file size read totally inaccurately as being ~17GB (I do not recall the exact number). I did have to stp indexing, change parameters, ask it to reindex and kill the service to actually fix the problem. The windows.edb file is currently about 17MB for about 60,000 items.

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I want to upgrade my Lenovo W530's second hard drive. I have already upgraded the 500 GB factory HDD that came with my computer and have put that in my optical bay. On the main bottom bay, I have put in a 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD. So in total, I now have 1 TB of capacity. However, my hard drives are almost full, and I was hoping that I would be able to upgrade my HDD from 500 GB to a 2TB capacity, if that's possible. I scourged the forums and I found this link on a related post: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?... Does this caddy support the 12.5 mm form factor? If so, I take it that a 12.5 mm hard drive would be my best bet. Is there the 2 TB option available? 

Answer:What is max hard drive capacity for Lenovo W530 laptop

Seagate is making a 1TB Hybrid 3rd gen drive if that is what you're after. I would however invest in an external drive around 2TB with a eSATA port. I don't know if the W series has them still but they are fast. Same transfer speed as if there were in the system. That is the bueaty of eSATA. USB 3.0 is problematic and IMO unrealiable at this time.





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W530 ordered 1-14-2014. I replaced the 500GB hard drive with an SSD and wanted to use the HGST drive it came with in a Nimitz disk adapter. I can delete the partition and create a new volume but it fails during format. It fails even when it is formatted an ready for use. I have a Hitachi 250GB 5400 RPM drive that works fine in the bay. Using a USB disk bay I can delete the volume and rebuild the 500GB disk. Why am I having an issue with this disk in the drive bay?













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Answer:W530 Hard Drive Bay Adapter disk problem

What OS? I cannot find anything about your adapter. Are you talking about an ultrabay device? USB housing? If it's an ultrabay device, it delends on which FRU it is supposedly compatible with. A T400/T500 ultrabay adapter will not work on a later machine, but an adapter intended for a later machine will work in a T400/T500.

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Just installed a second hard drive in my W530. I removed my CD-ROM drive and replaced it with: ThinkPad 1TB 9.5mm 4K Hard Drive II (5400) plugged into a: ThinkPad SATA Drive 12.7mm Bay Adapter III  Followed all directions, turned off power, removed battery. When powered on I cannot find the new hard drive anywhere. Not in My Computer. Where is it?? I even updated my BIOS to make sure that it wasnt that. Please assist. Greatly appreciated!   













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Answer:New Hard drive installed in W530. Not found, Not listed, not recognized?

Can anyone help me here please?

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Hey everyone,I currently own a 4 month W530, running windows 8.1this started recently, whenever I wake my laptop from sleep mode, the secondary HDD (500GB) disappears if it was there and reappear if it wasn't.It's as if windows is trying to eject or reconnect a USB mass storage device, there is no Error messageif there is a file in use (playing a video, open image) then it is not able to eject and therefore stays inI have tried these solutions and non seem to work:1. Updating to the newest drivers/bios2. Windows fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977178/en-us3. Power options -> hard drive -> never turn off hard drive4. Power options -> Usb Setting - > USB selective suspend -> disable5. Device manager -> disk drive -> policies -> quick removal6. Installed Intel Rapid storage technology -> getting message: SATA available disk: Removed or SATA disk on controll port 1: detectedany help will be appreciated, if any other details are needed just let me know, thank you

Answer:W530 - windows 8.1 - Secondary hard drive disappears after sleep mode

I have the exact same problem with my T440p (fresh install of Windows 8.1 with a Samsung SSD as the primary drive and a 500GB Hitachi as the secondary drive). The secondary drive disappears/reappears at each resume.Did you find the solution to your problem? Thanks!

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Just bought a new z51 last month and I'd like to replace my Disc drive with a hard drive but I'm not sure which Caddy to get. There are several on Amazon for pretty cheap. Anyone successfully do this?  Thanks! Phen

Answer:Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.

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Hi,

I disabled the optical drive from Windows System folder because it was faulty and slowing down my computer.

However, now, a virus has stopped from starting Windows.

Since this configuration of Windows on the Hard Drive, can I replace the Hard Drive with a new one so it can:

A. Reset my configuration to allow a Windows Installation disk to boot up from the "newly installed" optical drive,

B. Erase any prior infected files I may have had on the previous Hard Drive.

Thank you,

P.S.

The computer is a Dell Inspirion 2200 Notebook.

Answer:I cannot boot my install cd from my optical drive? Should I replace my hard drive?

Go into your BIOS and make sure the CD drive is the first boot device
Use the recovery CD that came with your computer and boot to it

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I bought myself a SATA caddy to replace the optical drive on my Lenovo Z51-70, with a 2.5" SATA Drive.The caddy and the hard drive work, as tested on another HP Laptop.But on my Z51-70, the Hard drive is not detected, either in BIOS, or within Windows itself. I checked the Device Manager and Disk Management, but it is not visible anywhere like it is on my HP Laptop. Any and all help and suggestions will be appreciated!I desperately need this to work!Please Help! 

Answer:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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The R51 2887-W1F has a dead HDD.I start the laptop and WinXP Pro sits at the opening screen for 45 minutes.Nothing new installed, infact the Access button just freezes the laptop after a while too. I pulled the HDD out and ran a number of hardware tests, even MemTest86 for 4 hours and the laptop is in good shape.I put the HDD on an 2.5"-to-3.5" IDE adapter and tried to get 3 different PCs to see the HDD but I can't see the HDD and so I can't copy anything over to the PC.Any thoughts on how to do so? Since it appears to be a dead/dying 20GB HDD, I was going to replace it with a 80 GB HDD.I understand that's the biggest this R51 can use/see. I know the R51 had a special partition with some files, and IBM has a TON of special drivers too. So what problems can I expect with an outright replacement of HDD?Do I actually need the special partition & if so how do i install it? Moderator Note; please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules. Products, options and services vary from market to market. Knowing your location helps us help youMessage Edited by andyP on 09-22-2008 06:43 PM

Answer:R51 2887 Hard drive is dead, how to replace the drive and setup.

You should be able to upgrade to any PATA size drive of 9.5 mm thickness that you wish, there is no limit in size. So you can get a 250 gig if you want, any harddrive brand. If you don't have the original recovery cd, then you will have to use off the shelf version of the XP pro cd and activate it using your own s/n on the bottom of the laptop. You can download most of the drivers off the Lenovo.com support site.  

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How do I replace a key on my W530?  It has the backlit keyboard.  Any suggestions on where to purchase the replacement?  My 80 pound Golden Retriever stepped on the keyboard and one of the keys broke off. Thanks! Bogie

Answer:Replace Key on W530

i haven't seen any company that sells indivdual key for the backlit version of the Precision keyboard used on the new ThinkPad.

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I have a Dell Vostro 200. It has a hatachi 80 GB harddrive. It has no OS installed. I want to switch it with a 1TB hard Drive. 1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate. And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start? Oh, I don't believe it has ever been used. It was supposed to be a vista...yuck!
 

Answer:Is it hard to just replace a SATA hard drive?

ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

That would be the idea if you have it set to boot from disk in the system BIOS. The CD/DVD must have first priority over the HDD to boot.
 

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Is it possible to replace the optical drive with a 2nd hard drive?  I've installed a 128GB SSD as my primary drive on my Y560.  I'm interested in disassembling the laptop and replacing the Optical Drive with a secondary hard drive for storage.  It doesn't appear that the DVD Drive is designed to be removed, but is it possible with some effort to replace?

Answer:Y560 - Replace optical drive with 2nd hard drive?

found this when searching for the same thing..http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=253

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Is there any reason I cannot install a ThinkPad 320GB 7200 RPM SATA drive (43N3411) as the primary internal hard drive on my R60 (9456-57U)? I can't tell from the description whether they are saying it can only go in the little drawer where the DVD writer normally lives. Has anyone done this? Thanks, Charles













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Answer:Can I replace my R60 hard drive with a 320GB 7200RPM drive

yes that will work as the primary  harddrive or in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter II use rescue & recovery to make a backup of your harddrive on dvd then use the dvds to image the new harddrive





_______________________________Thinkpad R61 7733-1GUThinkpad X61T 7762-54UThinkpad X60T 6363-4GU_______________________________Did a member help you today? Thank them with a Kudo!If a post answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!Regards,GMAC

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Since upgrading to the 3k ips is not possible according to Lenovo. 

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My HD died on me (ran into a bad cluster while doing a complete scan and then failed to reload, etc.) and I need to replace it with a suitable substitute that is the same capacity. The old one was a Maxtor D540X 60GB ATA/100, I think the most appropriate replacement would be a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus-9 ATA/133 60GB, but I wonder if anyone could confirm this. The OS is Windows Me.
 

Answer:Need to replace Hard Drive

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Question: replace hard drive

I have a presario laptop and the hard drive crashed with no hope of life. i have purchased a new hard drive and a fresh install Windows 7. My question is can i simply pull out the old hard drive replace it and install the new windows 7 disk.
 

Answer:replace hard drive

Yes, it's pretty much that simple.
 

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I would like to replace my old 40 gb hard drive(Windows XP NTFS SATA) with a larger 250gb drive. What is the best program that will allow me to completely copy the old drive to the new one,and then have the old drive available for use as storage for pictures,back up files ,etc.?
 

Answer:Replace Hard Drive

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I had to replace my hard drive, I got most of my things back, now I have problems clicking on certain links on web pages.  I am not sure what I need to download to correct this problem.  Any help or ideals would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Had to replace hard drive. Need help!

We need more information, Please look here.

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I have a Windows XP Pavilion 732c and its a couple (5-7 years) old and I've finally realized that I need to replace the hard drive because every diagnostic I've ran finds some "unrecoverable" error and it randomly restarts. (Im confident it's not a virus problem because I JUST reformatted it a week ago) and i starts making a clicking kind of noise whenever it starts loading a programCan someone walk me through the steps and necessary tools to open my computer taking out the hard drive and replacing it with a new one? I'm absolutely clueless as how to mess with the insides of my computer, so im confident ill screw up some howThank you

Answer:How Do I Replace my Hard Drive? Plz Help

OR you can purchase an "EXTERNAL" hard drive and then all you have to do is plug and play.Just a thought.Or you can try here , http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?man_lang=en&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=89005

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I have a compaq presario 5000 A series pc. I just received a western digital 40.0 GB internal hard drive my question is should I replace or could I add this hard drive or is it even compatible with my system I believe the current hard drive is a 20 GB. the western digital model is WD400BB-00JHCO need help! thanks.
 

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I want to replace my hard drive (Model ST910021AS) with a larger capacity. Can I just go to my local hardware vendor and buy a larger drive?  I don't want to loose any features such as the shock protection or temperature reporting? Thanks! 





Walt LerschLenovo T61, Type/Model 6459 - CTO, 2gb memory, Intel Dual Core T7500 2.2ghz CPU, 86gb hard drive, Vista Home Premium

Answer:Replace Hard Drive

Thinkpads should have built in accelerometer (APS) that controls the head parking of harddrive, while some harddrive have builtin shock detection feature, most of the newer harddrive have head parking feature, therefore most of the new harddrive should be compatible with Lenovo's APS. Not sure about temperature reporting, but i imagine it is fairly common, as most other laptops can also report hdd temp. I can use it on my desktop.  If you are worried just get Hitachi Travelstar, Seagate or Fujitsu harddrive. 

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I have had this computer for about 6 years now and have no reason to believe that the HD is about to become faulty. I am wondering if, just as a safety measure, I should replace it or at least add another against the evil day when this one finally wears out.When I get another I would imnagine that I would transfer all my data and the operating (W2K) system to the new one. Can I just copy all of the directories from one HD to the other to achieve this? Will the computer boot from the new HD after I have done it?I look forward to your advice.

Answer:Should I replace my Hard Drive?

Yes, it might be advisible to have a secondary disk as a backup, or even use the current disk as the backup and transfer your OS onto the new one.xxcopy will do the job; the new disk may also come with software that will transfer everything for you.

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I will soon replace my hard drive, what would be the easiest way to transfer windows from one to the other or would i be better off doing a complete reinstall.Thanks inadvance for your help.

Answer:replace hard drive

If your current pc is running fine you could clone your drive to the new hdd.Have a look here.click here=

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I have an A50 Model 8085-24U. Original drive was an 80GB ATA/133 HDD.  (Lenovo shows 80GB 7200RPM IDE HDD under Support & downloads)  I purchased a 160GB  ATA 7200.12 to replace it. Cables/connections do not match.   Any suggestions? They only list ATA100 hard drives under Accessories - Storage - ThinkCentre A50 Signed,Novice - frustrated, etc......

Answer:A50 - Trying to Replace the Hard Drive

Does Your new hard drive have 39 or 40 pins in the main group where the cable plugs in? Does it say ATA or S ATA on the packaging that the new hard drive came in? Finally are both the old and new hard drives the same width?

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I have a Seagate Hard drive with 685.5 GB  AND Processor   4GB Memory  Computer Version 8,862.3.0 (6/29/2011)  I have Windows 7 Home Service Pack 1  I don't want to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.  I like Windows 7 just fine and don't need the headache of learning a new OS even if it didn't have all the glitches that I have been reading about. I was thinking about applying for a work from home job and the computer requirements say that I need a computer with 12 GB Hard Drive.   Can I replace my current hard drive with a 12 GB one, assuming that I could find one?     Is my computer too small? Too old? Also, I have a 12 GB HP Recovery Drive (D) with only 1GB Free.  Is there any way to delete most of the info on the recovery drive (leaving  only the most recent information,) to free up more space?

Answer:Can I replace my 685.5 GB Hard drive with a 12 GB one?

>>>  Can I replace my 685.5 GB Hard drive with a 12 GB one? Hi, What you are planing to do with only 12GB ? Regards.

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My laptop failed to boot a while back, it's off warranty. It passes the hardware diagnostics memory test and SMART Check, but fails the Short DST at about 40%.Failure ID: 6366-73S89V-MFKR61-60SU03Product ID: F5Y12UA#ABLWhen I boot it goes to a screen that reads: "Selected boot image did not Authenticate. Press <Enter> to Continue." when I press enter the computer turns off. I think the hard drive has failed, I tested it's connection and that changed nothing. I am thinking I will replace the hdd with a similar SATA 2.5" hdd or ssd. Is this the right move, or am I incorrect.Thanks

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Question: hard drive replace

Hello,
I need a little help I am upgrading my hard drive, I bought a 60 gig hard drive to replace my 12 gig.Which is the best way to take everything from my 12 gig and put it in my 60 gig without losing anything.My 12 gig has about 6 gig used on it .My 12 gig will go in another machine after and my 60 gig will be in the new machine.I am running windows 98 se on a p4. Hope u can help.
thks
toadman
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 1150. I have been having problems with the OS not booting up. After running a diagnostic on the laptop, I got the following failure .....DST short test FAIL.......code 1000-0146. A google search leads me to believe that this is a hard drive problem.

1. What type of hard drive do I need to replace it (found many on ebay) the original is 30 gb.

2. Is there any problem with replacing it with say a larger hard drive (60 or 120 gb)?

3. Will it come with windows xp already on it or can I simply load it from the disk that came with the computer?


It seems fairly simple to replace......or am I missing something?


Thanks in advance

Larry
 

Answer:Replace the hard drive?

Sounds simple enough, thanks
 

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  I have the Aspire ES1-521--46JE From what I have been told I require a new hdd : Sata III 2.5 in Will this work as a replacement? Collection/ThemeVelociRaptorPortable/ Desktop PortableCapacity 300 GBData Buffer 16 MBDrive Type Internal Hard DriveDiskless or Populated PopulatedInterface SATA 3Gb/sDrive Size 2.5 InchesInternal or External InternalInternal Storage Type LaptopRotations Per Minute (RPM) 10000 rpmAverage Seek Time 4.2 msMaximum Data Transfer Rate 3000 MB/sDimension  Width 7 cmHeight 1.6 cmDepth 10.1 cmWidth (Inches) 2.76 inHeight (Inches) 0.63 inDepth (Inches) 3.98 inProduct Weight 0.49 g

Answer:Can I replace my hard drive with this one?

Hi,Yes, it will work.

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Hello,(NB: WinXP SP2)Chkdsk has reported "unrecoverable errors" on my main hard drive, and which are causing me all sorts of grief. It is buzzing like mad, and sometimes I get the "Hardware Initiate Failed" message at startup. Now, I know well, how to replace a hard drive, physically. It is child's play, but I have no Idea how to "ghost" the entire contents of a (4) partitioned (SATA) drive onto another one, and then to switch over to the new drive. What to do?REgards, Phrixos

Answer:How do I replace a hard drive.

Use the Clone Image function in True Image - click here

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want to change hard drive --took all screws out but can't figure how to open--it's all 1 piece . the laptop is not going on. had it since christmas last year . It says boot device not found  .  please install an operating system on your hard disk.     hard disk (3FO)   computer was freezing up  alot--then  it went into system diagnostics until it found this, now I can't do anything.  somebody please help    

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want to change hard drive --took all screws out but can't figure how to open--it's all 1 piece . the laptop is not going on. had it since christmas last year . It says boot device not found  .  please install an operating system on your hard disk.     hard disk (3FO)   computer was freezing up  alot--then  it went into system diagnostics until it found this, now I can't do anything.  somebody please help    

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Question: replace hard drive

i am going to remove an excelstor technology es3230 30gb hard drive because it is grinding and crunching and running very slow.i am going to replace it with a maxtor 40gb hard drive.is it a simple matter of swapping them over and rebooting,then put my xp disc in,or is there more to it?

Answer:replace hard drive

No - that will work fine but - Yes there is more you CAN do if you have a Partition Manager. Install your new drive a master and the old a slave then boot up using a bootable floppy into Partition Manager and copy the entire directory to the new drive. Make the new drive 'Active' and you can then remove the old drive and you will be running exactly as before.

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Both the C and D partitions of my 80GB hard disk are full (Compaq desktop with Win XP). I'd like to replace the internal drive with a much larger one. But I don't want to reinstall all my apps. Is it possible to replace the current hard drive, make it the bootable drive, then move everything from the old drive to the new one, including the registry? If so, how can I do this?

Thanks!

Mike
 

Answer:Can I replace my C hard drive?

Its possible for sure and not too hard either.

Once you have the drive you want to install it will either come with software or you can download free software from the manufacturer of the drive to clone the old hard drive to the new drive. Once cloned just disconnect the old drive and connect the new drive in its place and everything should be as it was but with more space.

You can then add the old drive back in a secondary drive for additional storage.

As a example if you buy a Seagate drive you can use DiscWizard from Seagate to migrate your system over to the new drive: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

You can also use third party paid programs with a greater range of options such as Acronis TrueImage or Symantec's Ghost to clone the drive.
 

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I am running Windows XP using an Abit AV8 motherboard.

I currently have two hard drives install under my IDE connection

A Western Digital IDE drive model #WD1200JB-75CRA0 that is 120GB partition as C, E and F and is Drive 2. Drive 1 is an IBM 10 GB partition as D Drive.

I want to remove both these drive and replace them with a Western Digital Serial ATA Hard drive that is 160 GB model # WD1600JDRTL. How can I do this?
 

Answer:How to replace 2 hard drive with 1 new one

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I bought a new thinkpad T61  back in April. I underestimated the size of a hard drive that I purchased.  I want to replace the hard drive with a larger one, I have the ultra bay hard drive adapter,   can this be done using that??? If so, how can I do it?  Is it just as simple as copying the C drive to the Ultra bay drive and then swapping them out??

Answer:Want to replace Hard Drive

Thease easiest way to do this is to create an image of your current HDD then write it to the new HDD when you place it into the main HDD bay. There are a few third party softwares that can do this for you.





T60-2GB RAM-320HDD- XP PRO SP3 || Dell D620-2.5GB RAM-320GB HDD-XP PRO SP3

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Just had replaced hard drive 250GB Sata, but know Norton 360" asking for more online storage space. Why?

Answer:Replace hard drive.

Have nothing in my files and it's asking me you need more online storage space. Is it because of my games we online.

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I want to get the 2tb western digital  internal hard drive for my t40p.  I've been reading that if its not a Lenovo hard drive I might have warning messages at boot, is this correct?  I've compared the size and it looks like it will fit.  Also, my old hard drive failed so what else do I need to get my laptop working, a recovery disk or will rescue and restore work?  Will one of these recover Windows?Message Edited by zorro7444 on 02-17-2009 08:31 AMMessage Edited by zorro7444 on 02-17-2009 01:11 PM

Answer:Need to replace hard drive

Welcome to the forum! Your T40p requires a PATA/IDE hard drive, and the largest one available is WD 250GB/5400rpm. No errors will be triggered, this is a problem only  with T43/p, R52 and X41/T units. You will need a set of recovery disks to get your ThinkPad to factory state once the new drive is installed. Hope this helps.

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1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failureFailing Drive: SATO OFailing Attribute: #255

Answer:Do I need to replace my hard drive?

Probably. I would back up your data to something else like dvd's or external drive, just to be safe. You do not mention if the computer still boots. If the computer still loads windows seatools has a windows based program to download and test hard drives, works on most all of them, or you can check the make on your hard drive and go to the manufacturer's website and follow the directions to using their disk testing utility. Many times you download and ISO file and make a bootable cd (cause windows no longer loads in many cases), you boot to the cd on start up and run the short generic test and then the long, if it fails you know it's time is about up.http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...

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I have an R40 (2897) that has a 20GB hard drive -- that is too small! and I either need to replace it or find a way to add an additional one. Anyone know if either of those choices is possible on R40? Thanks, W

Answer:R40 hard drive replace?

Welcome to the forum!Your R40 will take any PATA/IDE drive in 2.5" format, up to 137GB size.Also, you can add another drive via Ultrabay 2000 hard disk drive adapter that would replace your media drive.I'd begin my hard drive shopping here:www.newegg.comwww.zipzoomfly.comHope this helps.

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Question: HARD DRIVE REPLACE

Hi FRIENDS,I want to replace my 150 Gb Harddrive to 320 or 500.Which model hard drive i have to buy.and how can i install my drivers in that.Can some body help me in this!!!!!!!!ThanksVijay

Answer:HARD DRIVE REPLACE

Vijay, welcome to the forum,
 
it would be helpful if you could post which ThinkPad and Operating System you have, even better post the Type and Model Number this will help members to help you. If it ends in CTO please provide some details about the ThinkPad. Please do NOT post your s/n.
 
Thanks

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Question: Replace Hard Drive

Hey guys, I'm having a issue with a HP Elite computer, its now saying on startup that the hard drive is going to fail and must be replaced. It still works great after boot up. Is there a program that i can use to make a exact copy of the original onto another then just replace the hard drive.

I have read that a program XXCopy may be able to do this for me.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Replace Hard Drive

http://download.cnet.com/Acronis-True-Image-Home/3000-2242_4-10168093.html

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Question: Replace hard drive

I wish to to install a larger hard drive in my DV7.  I have read the forum related to the Pavilion 15 replacement (which I also own and will replace). I have also accessed the manual for the DV7, but it doesn't give the exact size of hard drive.  Please confirm the size of the hard drive for the DV7 and a suggestion as to what make/model & where I may purchase.  Thank you!

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My computer is giving me the "imminent failure" message and keeps crashing, so I understand it's time to replace the hard drive. I don't know what to buy and would appreciate some tips. The computer is a Compac Presario 6000 with Windows XP if that helps. I want this to be as painless as possible.
 

Answer:I have to replace my hard drive. How do I know what to buy?

It's giving you this message because you have S.M.A.R.T enabled in the bios.

This is a self monitoring program for your hard drive, and is supposed to warn you of impending failure so you have enough time to back up your system.

It's not perfect, so I would try a hard disk utility to double check, either from your drives website, or try something like SiSoftWare Sandra and/or Dr. Hardware.

If you find you do need a new drive, basically look for one that is at least ATA100, 7200 rpm, 8 mb cache, and with at least a three year warranty.

Seagate is the only manufacture that I know that offers 5 years on their drives, while others offer usually 3 like Western Digital, Samsung, Maxtor etc, or even only 1 on their cheaper units.

As far as size is concerned, make sure your motherboard supports drives over 137 GB if you are after one that large. Also, Windows XP won't support drives over 137 GB unless you have a CD with SP1 slipstreamed or included.

Installing SP1 after you have installed the operating system doesn't work, it must be part of the installation disc.
 

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I have a laptop with a 1 TB hard drive. I am only using about 300 GB. Can I replace my 1 TB hard drive with a 500 GB SSD?

Answer:replace hard drive with SSD

Yes.

I did basically the same thing, a few months ago. I used the Magician cloning software for the Samsung SSD, but there are other ways of doing it.

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor...oad/tools.html

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It is slow and has installed and deleted software reminates accumulated over the years, various driveby downloaded junk as well. I'd like to replace the hdd with a ssd. I'll have to reinstall Windows and all the software for a start clean installation. Do i have to have the d partion if i have a Win 10 disc with key. Are there drivers in the recovery partition i need to operate the laptop? Second which ssd should i get for the change, EVO 850? Thanks

Answer:replace hard drive with ssd

HI,The Samsung 850 evo, pro have  been voted the best hard drives prize/performance by international PC magazines.If you have the Windows 10 disk you can use it to install the OS on the SSD, you will not even need the product key if windows 10 has already been installed previously on the PC as it will (the same edition) be automatically activated once installed and connected to internet (just click on do not have product key when prompted). You can also insert your product key.You can also download the media creation tool from Microsoft and by running this tool download  original copy of windows 10 iso or create a bootable USB pendrivefrom Microsoft. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Personally I like to perform a clean install (custom install) without recovery drive and get all the most recent drivers from HP site or if necessary from the manufacturer of the device.Here is where you can get drivers for windows 10 for your PC:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-touchsmart-17-j100-quad-edition-notebook-pc-... Let me know if you need further help,David

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Hello,I have a LaCie firewire connected external hard drive. The drive is a western digital 80gb wd800bb model.. eide/ata. It works fine, but nearly full. Can anyone suggest reasonably priced replacement around say the 320gb size.

Answer:replace hard drive help

You could buy a Seagate and fit it in the caddy. click here

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I've been supporting this Power Mac G4 since it was new in June of 2002.
Other than installing a SCSI card for the photo printer and the occasional cleaning, it's worked flawlessly.
It's in daily use for editing and annotating Aerial photos.
Yesterday I had to reinstall Illustrator for a weird parsing error I've never seen before, and it got me to thinking that the HD has been used heavily for nearly 6 years.
This machine is the backbone of this small business, and they're willing to do what's necessary, so my question is whether it's a good idea to preemptively replace this HD.
6 years seems like a long run to me, but I've never replaced an HD based on age alone, so what do the experts think?
 

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I want to upgrade to a larger hard drive.  How do I transfer the operating system, all programs, and data to the new hard drive?

Answer:Replace Hard Drive in T61

one of the reviews of this usb hdd adapter actualy mentions an upgrading a hard drive from an IBM thinkpad. simular adapters are available at geeks.com and tigerdirect.com APRICORN ADW-USB-KIT IDE/PATA/SATA to USB HDD Adapter - Retailhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812161002&cm_re=usb_to_sata-_-12-161-002-_-Pro...

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My pavilion 23 is broken and I believe I need to replace my hard drive, what do I need?

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First of all, i have had my t61 for 3 years without any upgrades and now i feel like i need a bigger and faster hard drive. i am not going to buy a new laptop but i have enough money to buy an internal hard drive. i have done a lot of research and dound that there are only certain hard drive i can use for example, it has to be SATA. I found one hard drive that is quite good and cheap. Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA 16MB Cache Internal Hard Drive. Thing is, most websites I have search said a Compatible hard drive will be 9.5cm and this one is 8.9cm. Question is, can i still install this hard drive????????













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Answer:Help to Replace T61 Hard Drive!!!!

and also, can i install windows 7 straight after replacing the hard drive???

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I received a Samsung SSD as a gift and would like to swap out my hard drive.  Looking at documentation (or lack of), on-line at HP and the internet at large, there is no information on how to access my hard drive.  I tried the basics - remove the battery, remove the multi-media bay, remove the screws from the bottom, but after that, I am at a loss.   Looking at videos and documents for other HP latops, it appears that I should remove the 3 small screws above the media bay, but I have 7 or so (going from memory).   Suppose I did that... then what?  Any help or guidance is MUCH appreciated. 













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Answer:How do I replace my Hard Drive?

Hi, Please use the 4th manual (page 60) on the following link:     http://support.hp.com/sg-en/product/hp-15-ay100-notebook-pc/12499456/manuals Regards.

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Hello everyone.  I have a 500 gb hd i want to install in my pc but am unsure if I can just add it along woth the other 2 or if I have to get rid of one to add this one.  If I do need to swap one out for the 500gb I am also not clean on how I save all the data or transfer the data.  I am still a newb with pc's so thank you for the advice.pc specsIntel core 2 duo e6300, ddr2 2048 mbytes, GeForce 8400gs, not sure what else I need to add here so just let me know and I will try and find it. 

Answer:3rd hard drive or replace hd

It depends on whether or no there is an open slot. Check to see if your system supports three hd's.

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im having to replace my hard drive as the original one is past its best the problem is when i bought my pc i didnt get a windows disc it came pre setup with a recovery partition built into the drive can anyone tell me how i can copy the os or recovery partition to new hard drive.

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You need to "clone" the old drive to the new drive using something like Acronis True Image the free trail version may do what you want click here

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I've got a HP Pavilion DV2419us laptop with a 160gb hard drive. I need/want to replace it with something a lot bigger.

How can I find out what hard drive I need to replace it with? SATA, ATA?
 

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My new hard drive is on its way,but am a little worried about actually doing it.Is it really just a case of take old one out,replace with new one,format,then replace OS?Another question is,how do I wipe the old drive if its in the pc and still in use?Sorry everyone,but I understand the theory of it,but not the procedures.Thanks in advance,SB23

Answer:Correct way to replace hard drive

why don't you keep the old one as a slave?Swop over the old drive for the new, ensuring it is set as master at the back.Then install the old one as slave in another available ide channel.Proceed to install the OS.I assume it's XP? it will give you the options to partition and format the drive during install.When you're up and running with the OS installed on the new C drive, right click the old drive in my computer and format it.

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Hello
I have a W.D. 1 T external hard drive with several images on it from two pcs.
It is noisy so a new one(supposedly the same) is being sent to me.
Besides removing the content from the drive itself and removing backups from the backup programs themselves, is there anything I should do?
I do not know if there are any achrived places that keep storage that will cause a conflict when I plug in the new drive.
I was thinking of uninstalling and reinstalling the imaging programs to "clear the slate" but won't if it is not necessary.
I have Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Macriun (free).
Thank you
 

Answer:replace external hard drive

You might wanna post this into the software forum, as they will give you a quicker and more helpful response.
 

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The hard drive on this laptop is beginning to make intermittent noises.Where can  I buy a replacement hard drive and how do I transfer the complete contents (i.e. OS, Office Products, 3rd party software, etc.) of my old hard drive to a new bootable hard drive?I assume MOVING all the contents of my old hard drive to the new hard drive satisfies my licensing agreement to have only one copy of the software operating at a time.  I wish to remain with the Windows 7 operating system.

Answer:Replace HP laptop hard drive

Hi,You can buy any good branded 2.5 inch SATA 9.5mm HDD. Western digital, HGST travelstar are good ones.For moving, you can use Macrium Reflect Free cloninghttp://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50081.aspxYou need SATA to USB adapter to connect hard drive to computer:https://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-USB-3.0-to-2.5-SATA-III-Hard-Drive-Adapter-Cable-w-UASP-Stor...But word of caution: if OS is corrupted or hard drive is failing, cloning wouldn't be a good option as it may not successfully move with all OS integrity retainedRegardsVisruth

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I have a U160 RAID controller and a pair of 68pin SCSI drives laying around that I was thinking of installing in my computer.  The idea is to replace my IDE Hard drive with the SCSI drives and set up a mirrored partition.  The drives are 18GB so they'd only be good for my Windows but here's what I'm thinking:1.  10K drives will certainly improve OS performance, right?2.  Will the RAID 1 slow down any improvements I might notice from adding the 10K drives?3.  Is U160 fast?4.  How do I terminate the SCSI connection on the RAID card that will be outside of the PC?Thanks for the help,PO

Answer:Replace IDE Hard Drive with SCSI

1. Possibly, depends on applications being used.2. No it won't make it run slower, or it shouldn't.3. I assume 160 refers to the MB/s? If so it's better than a 133MB/s IDE but slower than a 300MB/s SATA-II.4. Disable it in Device Manager? If it comes up there.

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I have a Hp pavilion 20 all in one It did have windows 8 but up grade to windows 10 it 64 bits . My hard drive went out it was 500  I bought a 1.0TB to replace one that went out. I didn't get a recovery disk and didn't make one because hard drive was bad when my grandson gave it to me.I went to microsoft download the window 10 save it to my desk top as iso file  download it to usb flash drive but tell me replace the disk  strick any key so download it to dvd disk same message  I did change the boot order each time my hard drive listed and I check it see if it was good  it pass the test and it new. I have no idea what to do it will not accept the media I download. Please any help or advice I will very much appricated it  Thank you BJ

Answer:can't installed os after replace new hard drive

Hi: You can't just copy the file to a USB flash drive. You have to use this tool to transfer the file so the drive is made bootable. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool  

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Aspire ZC-606 that won't boot. It chirps once and asks for "Reboot and select proper boot device" or insert boot media....I can boot to Setup and the Drive is missing, only the CD/DVD is there.I need to take the hard drive out and backup all the data on it and replace it.I can't find anywhere that shows me the removal process.I've replaced many HDD's in all-in-ones but have always found some instructions.Anyone help?? Pete 











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Answer:Aspire ZC-606 How can I replace hard drive

before changing the HDD i would try another SATA cable, the part number is: 50.U86D5.002 to open the back of your ZC, you need to open the 2 rubber feet at the bottom of the back cover and unscrew the 2 screws; then with a pin you need to push in the little hole of the DVD drive until it slide off; then you can lift the back cover.

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