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M910q tiny: standard configuration: M.2 SSD drive, problem: how to add a 2.5'' SATA3 6Gb/s SSD drive

Question: M910q tiny: standard configuration: M.2 SSD drive, problem: how to add a 2.5'' SATA3 6Gb/s SSD drive

Dear community members, I'd be very thankful if somebody helped me with my problem: I've recently got an M910q tiny form factor, got it delivered with a M.2 SSD, which works fine.Thing is I want to add another 2.5 inch SATA3 6Gb/s SSD-drive, but I can't find the bracket and the SATA connector cable to get the 2.5'' SSD installed.I did not find that thing in the accessories section of Lenovo, just the one for the M.2 factor kit. Can you please help me to figure out an article number or serial number of the right bracket or just the right solution for this problem? THANKS in advance!2cups

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Answer: M910q tiny: standard configuration: M.2 SSD drive, problem: how to add a 2.5'' SATA3 6Gb/s SSD drive

Sadly, the M910q is totally redesigned inside compared to an M900 :-(

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I'm still trying to determine appropriate part numbers for the bracket and SATA/Power cable that the 2.5" 7mm drives in the current gen Tiny's use.  So far my VAR has not been able to get this info through their Lenovo resources. If anyone has an M710q or M910q with a 2.5" drive in it, would you be willing to look inside for part #'s on the bracket that holds the drive and the SATA/Power cable?  Pictures would be awesome if you are willing to proide those as well.

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USB Type C
 
There is no option for USB Type C optional connector order customize page for Lenovo M910 Tiny. But that option is mentioned in the PDF spec and on the product page. 
 
Is it a bug of the customize page, error in spec or temporary unavalilability? I'm in US, if region is important.
 
Does anyone where able to order M910 Tiny with USB Type C option?
 
Another question is if LG Ultrafine HKMY2VC/A 24.5" 4K Display will be supported then? It has USB Type C only connector as far as I know. 
 
Second M.2 Port
 
There is a second M.2 port / socket (or something that have the size of the M.2 port / socket). What is it for? Why not in spec? Can second NVME M.2 SSD could be installed there? Or is it for Intel Optane or what?
 
The port is drawn on page 6 of HMM for M910q (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m910q_ug_hmm_en.pdf). There is no description provided there.
 
Here is the photo from some Finnish(?) retailer:
 
Also attaching the same pic in case link will be broken in future.
 
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Answer:Lenovo M910 Tiny: USB Type C, second M.2 slot for SSD, HDD drive height (M910q)

I've noticed that M910 Tiny and M910Q Tiny used kinda interchangebly on the Lenovo web sites. Say, on PSREF page is titled "ThinkCentre M910 Tiny" and Product column in table is has "ThinkCentre M910q Tiny" Does that mean the same thing? Is M910 = M910Q ?

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USB Type C
 
There is no option for USB Type C optional connector order customize page for Lenovo M910 Tiny. But that option is mentioned in the PDF spec and on the product page. 
 
Is it a bug of the customize page, error in spec or temporary unavalilability? I'm in US, if region is important.
 
Does anyone where able to order M910 Tiny with USB Type C option?
 
Another question is if LG Ultrafine HKMY2VC/A 24.5" 4K Display will be supported then? It has USB Type C only connector as far as I know. 
 
Second M.2 Port
 
There is a second M.2 port / socket (or something that have the size of the M.2 port / socket). What is it for? Why not in spec? Can second NVME M.2 SSD could be installed there? Or is it for Intel Optane or what?
 
The port is drawn on page 6 of HMM for M910q (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m910q_ug_hmm_en.pdf). There is no description provided there.
 
Here is the photo from some Finnish(?) retailer:
 
Also attaching the same pic in case link will be broken in future.
 
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Answer:Lenovo M910 Tiny: USB Type C, second M.2 slot for SSD, HDD drive height (M910q)

I've noticed that M910 Tiny and M910Q Tiny used kinda interchangebly on the Lenovo web sites. Say, on PSREF page is titled "ThinkCentre M910 Tiny" and Product column in table is has "ThinkCentre M910q Tiny" Does that mean the same thing? Is M910 = M910Q ?

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USB Type C
 
There is no option for USB Type C optional connector order customize page for Lenovo M910 Tiny. But that option is mentioned in the PDF spec and on the product page. 
 
Is it a bug of the customize page, error in spec or temporary unavalilability? I'm in US, if region is important.
 
Does anyone where able to order M910 Tiny with USB Type C option?
 
Another question is if LG Ultrafine HKMY2VC/A 24.5" 4K Display will be supported then? It has USB Type C only connector as far as I know. 
 
Second M.2 Port
 
There is a second M.2 port / socket (or something that have the size of the M.2 port / socket). What is it for? Why not in spec? Can second NVME M.2 SSD could be installed there? Or is it for Intel Optane or what?
 
The port is drawn on page 6 of HMM for M910q (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m910q_ug_hmm_en.pdf). There is no description provided there.
 
Here is the photo from some Finnish(?) retailer:
 
Also attaching the same pic in case link will be broken in future.
 
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Answer:Lenovo M910 Tiny: USB Type C, second M.2 slot for SSD, HDD drive height (M910q)

I've noticed that M910 Tiny and M910Q Tiny used kinda interchangebly on the Lenovo web sites. Say, on PSREF page is titled "ThinkCentre M910 Tiny" and Product column in table is has "ThinkCentre M910q Tiny" Does that mean the same thing? Is M910 = M910Q ?

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USB Type C
 
There is no option for USB Type C optional connector order customize page for Lenovo M910 Tiny. But that option is mentioned in the PDF spec and on the product page. 
 
Is it a bug of the customize page, error in spec or temporary unavalilability? I'm in US, if region is important.
 
Does anyone where able to order M910 Tiny with USB Type C option?
 
Another question is if LG Ultrafine HKMY2VC/A 24.5" 4K Display will be supported then? It has USB Type C only connector as far as I know. 
 
Second M.2 Port
 
There is a second M.2 port / socket (or something that have the size of the M.2 port / socket). What is it for? Why not in spec? Can second NVME M.2 SSD could be installed there? Or is it for Intel Optane or what?
 
The port is drawn on page 6 of HMM for M910q (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m910q_ug_hmm_en.pdf). There is no description provided there.
 
Here is the photo from some Finnish(?) retailer:
 
Also attaching the same pic in case link will be broken in future.
 
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Answer:Lenovo M710 M910 Tiny: USB Type C, second M.2 slot for SSD, HDD drive height (M710q, M910q, M910x)

I've noticed that M910 Tiny and M910Q Tiny used kinda interchangebly on the Lenovo web sites. Say, on PSREF page is titled "ThinkCentre M910 Tiny" and Product column in table is has "ThinkCentre M910q Tiny" Does that mean the same thing? Is M910 = M910Q ?

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m900 tiny vs m910q tiny- what are the differences?I am debating from upgrading my m900 tiny (i7,16GB ram, 250GB m.2 PCI e drive)to a m910q with a 7th gen core i7. Is it worth the upgrade?

Answer:m900 tiny vs m910q tiny- what are the differences?

The difference in peformance between the Core i7-6700T of the M900 and the Core i7-7700T M910 is nearly negligible, and the onboard Intel HD 630 graphics of the M910q is only slightly better than the Intel HD 530, so I would recommend that you save your money. ThinkCentre M900 Tiny Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkCentre/ThinkCentre%20M900%20Tiny/ThinkCentre%20M900%20T... ThinkCentre M910 Tiny Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkCentre/ThinkCentre%20M910%20Tiny/M910%20Tiny.pdf

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Hi everyone,

Putting together my new system:
core i7 920, Gigabyte EX58-UD4P, MSI R4850, Patriot DDR3 3x2GB PC3-12800,

Its my first home build, fortunately after putting everything together it boots up appropriately on first try into Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit.

My hard drives are WD1001FALS x2 (RAID 1 storage) and WD6400AAKS x1 (non-RAID Main drive)

My computer sees the main drive (assigned automatically as C:\) and the storage drive in the Disk Manager, however only the main drive (C:\) where Vista is installed is "allocated". The RAID storage drives are recognized and listed but are "unallocated". What do I need to do next to make this setup useable? The only thing I can see in Disk management is to "make a new simple drive" but then the warning says this is only for a SINGLE drive. Is this the option I want to make things work even though it's 1 logical drive made of 2 physical drives? Is there a hidden format button? do I need to format the discs to get them allocated.

I never get an option to "format" I will attach 2 pictures of my screen. Each picture shows which part of the disk management was right clicked (see mouse pointer) and I get 2 different kinds of submenus. Neither of them offer the opportunity to format. Any thoughts?

Thank you kindly to the Gurus of windows

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Hi - I have just completed a new build [Asus P6X58D-E; 12Gb Ram; Corsair Tx750; i7-950; Gigabyte GTX460] to which I put a 2T SATA3 HDD. The build went perfectly and loaded windows 7 just fine. Reboots and runs well.

After all the drivers and everything were loaded and the system was stable I added two data drives with all my data on them. A Seagate 1T SATA2 drive and a Samsung 500G SATA2 drive. Neither of these were ever boot drives.

When I restart the system it tries to boot of the 500G drive and doesn't show the 2T SATA 3 drive at all in bios. If I take the SATA2 drives out it boots normally again. It also runs fine if I put the SATA2 drives in a caddy and plug it in vial USB.

Have I missed something in the initial setup/first start that is causing this? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:SATA3 drive only recognised when SATA2 drive disconnected

There are no such thing as SATA 2. They are SATA3 or SATA6.

Go into BIOS and set the boot priority, those drives could have overridden it.

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Hello.I have M910q Tiny without Wifi. I want add wifi card(motherboard have M.2 slot), will any card work or is there whitelist in BIOS? Will Intel 8265.NGWMG.DTX1 works?Thanks.

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I have two identical hard drives connected as master and slave on primary ide channel, and two optical drives on secondary ide. The problem is that the slave hard drive will only run in pio mode, and not udma mode 5 (as the primary does). The upshot of this is that any file transfer to or from my slave drive results in 100% cpu usage, and it's very annoying. As I have an uptodate motherboard do you think that putting a hdd on each ide channel with optical as slave would speed things up?

Answer:Hard drive- optical drive configuration problem

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I am looking to add a 2.5" 7mm drive into an M710q Tiny that shipped with a M.2 NVMe SSD.   Looks like I need a backet and a cable, but I cannot figure out what are the correct parts based on the parts list. I'm hoping someone has access to necessary materials and would be able to identify the correct parts.  Or, if someone ha sam M710q Tiny (or an M910q Tiny) with a 2.5" drive, pull part numbers off the bracket/cable?

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Can anyone with a M710/M910 Tiny please run RW Everything and save the full PCI data to a file and attach it to this thread. If you run Linux instead the command is 'lspci -vvv -xxx' (run as root). I think they have fixed the m.2 PCIe/NVMe SSD bug in the UEFI for it based on the recent changelog entry. If they have then we should be able to get them to fix it for the m900 Tiny as well. In particular I'm interested in the bytes 4Ch - 4Fh in the PCI configuration space for each of the PCIe ports. RWEverything CHANGES for M1AKT15A
- Enhance Tiny NVME SSD support.  





Red Hat - SSMEThinkCentre m900 Tiny - ThinkPad W541 - ThinkPad Yoga 260

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Hi all.

I have the following.

Asus P9X79 MB (Manual here http:// )

it has two SATA 3 ports, I have my C (system) SSD in one and my D (program) SSD in the other

It has 4 SATA 2 ports, I have another older SSD in one (couple of mmos on it), my DVD drive in the other, and the other two taken by a SATA expansion bracket (rarely used, but handy when needed)

I have my E drive, a 2TB SATA 3 disk containing my music software and my documents etc
I have my F drive, a 2TB SATA 3 disk containing my videos and numerous other misc stuff.

Both of these are plugged into:

Highpoint Rocket 620 (R620) 2 channel Internal PCI-e v2 x1 to SATA 6Gb/s non-RAID controller card (Marvel 88Se91xx Adapter)

A few weeks ago I used my cases front USB to copy my music from my F drive, and my F drive had disappeared

Usually when I boot the PC, the first thing I get is the Highpoint Bios telling me it's found my two HDDs, but after this, it was only showing one.

To get my F drive back, I have to shut down and pull the power

This happened a few times, sometimes it happened was soon as I use the front case USB, sometimes it would happen an hour or so later (always F drive, never E)

I upgraded my USB 3 drivers from Asus a few days ago and updating these (without plugging anything in) , also caused my F drive to instantly disappear..

So I had a play around.

The cases USB port was plugged into the MB USB 7/8 (USB 2) and I moved this to MB USB 13/14 (also USB 2)

The Highpoint card was plugged in... Read more

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Hello

How could I know if my drive is driven by a sata3 or sata2?

Martin

Answer:How to know if my drive is driven with sata3

You need to know the specs of the SATA controller in your system (usually built-in to the motherboard) and you need to know the specs of the drive itself. The Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard you have listed in your system specs say that 1 connector on the board (it will be a different color than the others) supports SATA 3.0. Provided the drive you have plugged into that connector also supports SATA 3.0, you should be good to go.

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Hi  I have a Thinkcenter e73 10AS and I want add a secondary HDD on sata 3 channel, on Sata1 I have boot hdd and on sata2 DVD drive, but the bios doesn't read any type of drive on sata3, I have tried with the dvd, but nothing happens.So there is  a way to use all 3 channels on board? ThanksClaudio

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Hello

I suspect that my SSD drive , Intel SSD 320 120GB, does not operate at is full potential. It is plugged in the Sata3 device on my mainboard.

Looking at my Bios, I see that it is set to IDE. I did try to set it to the AHCI mode, but PC would not boot up

I did try the AS SSD Benchmark tool and I gorr a result of 163
It mention PCiIde BAD

Now, How do I know if my SSD drive is driven with Sata3. If not, how do I set it without re-installing Win 7

Any help appreciated

Martin

Answer:Is my SSD drive driven by Sata3 or Sata2: How to know

The 320 is a Sata2. If you want to go AHCI, you have to set the OS also to AHCI. AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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In formating and partitioning the above new drive...I'm getting an unallocated 8 gig section at the front of the rive.. Can not eliminate this by either reforming and/or expanding good partition

Per the attached jpg...non or my other drives have this issue ?

Is it me or the drive ?

Thanks....TRinAZ

Answer:Mystery 8 gig unallocated section on new Sata3 drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


In formating and partitioning the above new drive...I'm getting an unallocated 8 gig section at the front of the rive.. Can not eliminate this by either reforming and/or expanding good partition

Per the attached jpg...non or my other drives have this issue ?

Is it me or the drive ?

Thanks....TRinAZ


It's not 8 gig.

It's 8 MB.

I have read explanations of why that occurs. I don't recall all the details, but if memory serves there isn't much you can do about it. I think some Disk Management/Partition Management programs won't even see it.

You might (?) be able to get around it with a clean or clean all command from Diskpart?

It's so very small, I'd forget about it unless you are obsessive, like me. In which case, others may remember if there is a specific solution.

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Hi,
Anyone been sucessful with cloning an Intel controlled SATA2 boot drive to a Marvell controlled SATA3 drive on an Asus P6X58D Premium MB?
Thank you for your cooperation.

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I notice that one can order the above 256 SSD, Opal SATA3 drive for both the W530 and the T530. Does anyone have any additional info as to specs and/or performance stats compared to otherSSDs available in the market (ie. Intel, Samsung etc.).? It's nice to have a choice of a Lenovo branded/supported SSD.   





T530,Core i7-3820QM,16GB Ram, Intel 530 SSD 240GB, Blutooth 4.0,Ultimate-N 6300, 15.6 FHD, Nvidia NVS 5400M., All software current.,Windows 7 Ultimate x64 , SP1. Office 2013 Professional

Answer:256GB Solid State Drive, OPAL SATA3

In addition, Lenovo also offers a ThinkPad 240GB Solid State Drive P/N 0B47314 in addition to the 256 SSD. 





T530,Core i7-3820QM,16GB Ram, Intel 530 SSD 240GB, Blutooth 4.0,Ultimate-N 6300, 15.6 FHD, Nvidia NVS 5400M., All software current.,Windows 7 Ultimate x64 , SP1. Office 2013 Professional

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My harddrive has packed up...annoyingly just outside of 12 months...so I am looking to get a replacement and thinking of going down the SSD route...does anyone know if a 128gb 2.5" sata3 will be compatible? Thanks for your input!

Answer:Satellite L655-18J - Will be 128gb 2.5" Sata3 SSD drive compatible?

SATA controller is backward compatible? So even if the notebook?s SATA controller would supports only SATA I or SATA II performance, the SATA III SSD drive should be compatible too but you would not get the performance of SATA III interface.

However, the SSD drive should work too.

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If I have someone burner a double-layer dvd for me, can I play it on my standard(single-layer) drive in my computer?

Thanks so much for everyones help.

Senna
 

Answer:If DVD bruner on Double -Layer drive, will it play on standard dvd drive?

Uh, Yeh... DVD movies are dual layer.. If you can watch movies then it should work..
 

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The 1TB standard hard drive I'd wanted to install isn't fitting in the opening.  The plastic side rails from the SSD won't fit on it, and the drive won't slide all the way in anyway.  Was the T430s not made to work with standard laptop hard drives?













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Answer:Replacing SSD drive in T430s with standard hard drive... HELP!

Hello and welcome,
 
According to http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/withdraw/ThinkPad_T430s.pdf
 
Some: Solid State Drive (SSD) / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm highSome: Hard Disk Drive / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System
 
the T340s takes a 7mm thick drive.  What size is your new HDD?
 
Z.

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Have been running a Corsair Performance 128GB SSD SATA3 HD for almost 2 years on flagship with Win7 OS. Installed a 2nd Corsair Force SSD SATA3 HD about a year ago for storage. Each had single primary partition and worked without problem.

Installed Win8 Pro OEM from retail disk when it was released late last year. And have successfully used Acronis 2012 rescue CD on this set-up to create/restore backup images. Acronis 2012 could not be installed on active Win8 GUI as it is incompatible with Win8 ... hence the need to do backup/restore with rescue CD.

A few days ago I retired older SSD HD to my backup PC, and installed newer version Corsair Force GS 128GB SSD SATA3. Successfully installed Win8 on this new disk from an Acronis image created on the Acronis 2012 rescue disk. Then formatted the SSD that originally had Win7 on it, in order to use it for storage. And copied all Acronis back up images onto this SSD from external USB HD.

Finally, purchased and installed Acronis 2013, Plus Back, and all updates, on Win8 on the new SSD HD. All good.

However, when I booted the new Acronis 2013 rescue CD to access the Acronis images stored on the storage SSD HD.... OR ... the Acronis 2012 rescue CD ... the storage SSD HD could not be detected! But it can detect the primary SSD HD with Win8 on it. And can also detect the eSATA spinner HD; and external USB3 HD. In short, everything except the storage SSD HD.

The storage SSD is shown in the BIOS. And have tried running the rescue C... Read more

Answer:Acronis 2013 Rescue CD won't detect SSD SATA3 storage hard drive

Update: I only purchased Acronis 2013 two days ago, but when I opened the program today, a pop-up appeared saying there was a later version available for downloading; being v 16.0.0.6514.

Anyhoo, downloaded and installed it, then created a new rescue CD from this version, and hey presto, it worked like a charm! So I'm a very happy camper.

Cheers PB
 

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The hard drive in my laptop just died, it was a 250gb 2.5" SATA hard drive, I'd like to replace it with a Corsair FORCE GT SATA 3, 210 GB solid state drive. Can someone tell me if this will work?

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Replace SATA hard drive with a SSD SATA3 in a Sony Vaio pcg-7153L

Yes, it should work. You won't get the full speed of the SSD due to the laptop's SATA controller only being SATA 2(3GB/s) but it should work and be a lot faster.
 

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Windows cannot start my DVD/CD drive hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3693 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 288644 MB, Free - 241286 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, TKBSB
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:DVD drive registry configuration problem

Try running this Microsoft Fixit to see if it corrects the problem http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
 

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Answer:Micron 2.5 inch 512GB RealSSD C400 SATA3 Solid State Drive(MLC) - MTFDDAC512MAM-1K1

Hi SD!
 
I think your post is empty because of the temporary problem we're experiencing with Internet Explorer 9. Sorry about that! Here's the forum announcement and suggestions for ways around that:
 
15th March 2011
Users of Internet Explorer 9 are experiencing problems creating posts and private messages. The content is lost and appears blank when posted. While this is being investigated and fixed, please use Quick Reply, Internet Explorer 9's Compatibility Mode, or an alternate browser to post. Thank you.
 
Keep on posting!

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I'm trying to replace the OEM PATA CDR/DVD-ROM in my recently acquired S50, and can't seem to find a setup configuration which will allow it to boot with an LG SATA DVDR as a replacement. Cabling is not the issue--there's a SATA power connector right there at the drive cage, and the two SATA data connectors in the middle of the motherboard. With the DVDR connected, the system won't boot past the Windows logo screen. Disconnect it, and the system boots fine. I've searched the User Guide and Hardware Maintenance Guides for every SATA reference, and they only refer to a SATA hard drive as an alternative to the PATA hard drive. All references to the CDR/DVD-ROM assume it is PATA. Googling did not produce a definitive answer as to whether this is a permitted configuration (PATA/SATA mix). I'm hoping someone here can say either "No, not possible," or "Yes, I've done it--here's the setup parameters." Mike

Answer:Can S50 BIOS handle SATA DVD drive and PATA hard drive configuration?

Hi Mike "Yes, I've done it" Go to my inputs to this forum in late October for my trials and tribulations with the self same problem. My solution was to remove & refit the CMOS battery as described. I've retained my PATA hard drive & installed a SATA DVD rewriter plus I have access to Setup Utility ( ie BIOS access) whenever I need it. I hope it works for you. Call back if you need to.  Regards Kemar  

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Hello All
I have built a new machine to replace my XP machine. The New machine has a 256GB Samsung 850 PRO Solid State Drive - MZ-7KE256BW which I have installed 7 HP 64bit on and as my main drive a 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA III Hard Drive (ST2000DM001)
Problem and questions: My SSD is my C: Drive, D is my DVD Wtr & the 2TB Main drive is E:
I need help knowing what I should do to be able to save my new pictures, documents, music files onto the 2TB Drive as everything I tried put it in the C: Drive which is my SSD
I would like to know how do I save my ext hdd back up of documents and put them onto my E: drive.
Somewhere I seem to be missing a step. So help with configuration please.
Cheers
Steven

Answer:SSD Drive & Main 2TB HDD 7 and drive configuration

Click Here to show you how to move the Users Folder with all your data in it to your new E drive

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Hi can anyone help.

I have installed a new hard drive on my Tiny machine. (The old one crashed)
When I insert the manufacturers recovery disk I get the message 'The drive image special edition back up partition was not found. Program execution cannot continue.'
Anyone any ideas how I get over this.
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:New hard drive on Tiny machine

sounds like the old harddrive had a special partition that worked with the recovery disk to reinstall the OS
 

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I purchased a Tiny in one 23 monitor and a M83 tiny with optical drive.  The advertising copy on the Lenovo site states that the TIO 23 is compatible with the M83. When I recieved the two items it turned out that the optical drive is too big to fit in the housing on the monitor. The manual for the monitor has fairly clear instructions on how to mount the optical drive so I am assuming it must be possible. My question is has anyone been able to mount an optical drive in this monitor as shown in the manual and if so can you tell me the FRU # ? Tech support tried hard to find a solution for me but were unable to come up with a part that was compatible with this monitor.  Both people I talked to didn't seem to really know what I was talking about or have any farmiliarity with this product.  Customer Service said " you got what you ordered, you can send it back if you aren't happy".  Sales said we don't have anything like that try a third party. I really got the impression that none of the Lenovo people I talked to had any idea what the Tiny in One was.  Otherwise this is just what I wanted - an easy to upgrade/repair all in one desktop.  I can use the optical as an external drive if I have to but I would prefer to end up with an all in one as advertised.













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Answer:Tiny in one 23 & M83 optical drive doesn't fit

UPDATE:                  OK I finally figured it out.  Turns out there is an optcal drive that fits the TIO 23 Monitor.  I looked for one on the Lenoveo site and somehow missed it the first time and when sales told me there was no such thing I stopped looking. Later I looked more carefully and found the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One Super-Multi Burner Part number: 4XA0H03972. I called support back and supplied them with the part number and was told they would ship me the correct part.  Fingers crossed - this should solve the problem. I still have to wonder why they bundle an optical drive with the M83 Tiny that is not compatible with the tiny series monitor.  If you read the description at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/m223l/#tab-features I don't think it is unreasonable to expect that if you order one of the Quote -current generation models- Quotethat the optical drive would mount in the monitor.   Having said all this after setting up Windows, reinstalling my programs and moving all my data from the old computer I am quite happy with this setup. It is very nearly silent and with only one wire (the power cord) makes a very neat and compact unit on my desk.

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http://ask.slashdot.org/story/15/11/09/1459250/ask-slashdot-tiny-pcs-to-drive-dozens-of-noc-monitors



We are building out a new NOC with dozens of LCD monitors and need ideas for what PCs to use to drive all those monitors. What is small and easy to stack, rack, power, manage, replace, etc.?

The room is 8m x 8m. It has a central 3x3 LCD array, as well as mixed-size and -orientation LCD monitors on the front and side walls (plus scrolling LEDs, custom desks, team tables, etc) — it's designed as a small version of the famous AT&T Ops Center. We are an MSP and this is a tour showcase center, so more is better — most have real functions for our monitor teams, DBAs, SoC, alert teams, and so on, 7x24. We'll post pics when it's done.

But what's the best way to drive all this visual stuff? The simplest approach for basic/tiny PCs is to use 35-50 of these — how do we do that effectively? Almost all visuals are browser-only, so any PC can run them (a couple will use Apple TV or Cable feeds for news). The walls are modular and 50cm thick, and we'll have a 19" rack or two, so we have room, and all professional wiring/help as needed.

Raspberry Pis are powerful enough for this, but painful to mount and wire. Chromeboxes are great and the leading candidate, as the ASUS units can drive two monitors. The Intel NUC can also do this — those and the Chromeboxes are easily stackable. My dream would be a quad-H... Read more

Answer:Tiny PCs to drive a dozen NOC monitors?

If it's browsing only, you can get those $100 PC sticks and you're good to go.

The other option (would cost more) would be to implement a VDI solution with thin clients at each desk

Depends on how much money do you want to spend and who's going to manage it?
 

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Quick question folks:

A friend of mine just accidentally hit her little usb drive when it was plugged into her laptop. It broke off and now she can't access the drive. I think the actual circuit type thing (excuse my lack of correct terminology) is broken, not just the plastic casing, etc.

So my question is- does windows save copies of word documents anyplace your computer? She'd been saving directly to her usb drive, but she's wondering if since windows is so super sneaky, maybe it saves another copy someplace, somewhere? I said I wasn't sure about that, but that I knew who would. And thus here at am at tech support guys.

Any info anyone can offer on this would be greatly appreciated. Most likely she's out of luck, but I figure it never hurts to ask, etc. After all, hope springs eternal...
 

Answer:Tiny USB Hard Drive Woes

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Hi everyone, I was thinking about getting an M900 Tiny, but I was looking at the spec sheet, and it's not clear if the M.2 slot supports PCIe Gen 3 x4 lanes.  I'm afraid it might only support 2 lanes.  Does anyone know? Thanks!

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Does anyone know what the drive options/configuration is for the m710 Tiny? I saw in another thread that the m910 supports 3 drives (2 pcie, 1 sata). Is it the same for m710? I know they have different chipsets, so... I ordered the m710 but it won't be here for another week or so. I'd love to find out that I can get 3 drives in there!













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Answer:M710 Tiny drive specs?

Hi Joe,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Memory for ThinkCentre M710 Tiny drive specifications
Yes, it is same as M910 & it supports 3 drives (2 PCIe NVMe, 1 SATA) according to psref
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Question: Tiny configuration

This is what I mainly use every day. I only use my Linux laptop for testing network models. I use Linux mint and occasionally Tails OS on it.
 

Answer:Tiny configuration

Hello! Your setup sounds good. Is your Zemana Antimalware with both protection layers ( Realtime +Pandora Cloud) ?
 

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Hi all - has anyone successfully replaced a hard drive in a Tiny machine? I have a colleague's machine here with a collapsed drive. I have a replacement drive but... all the restore info is on a hidden partition on the damaged drive which I cannot get access to. I have tried booting the machine from an XP disc to try copying the hidden partition to the new drive but it says that I have not access to the hidden partition.Apart from purchasing a new XP disc are there any other options? Losing my rag with this one!! :)

Answer:Replacing a dead Tiny Hard Drive

Have either you or your colleague approached Tiny? I would suggest that is the first port of call.

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Hello all, I'm looking for some guidance on the "storage drive bracket" that holds the 2.5in drive in a M700/M900 Tiny. I did some searching on these forums and around the web and can't find a part number or a location to find this specific part. I'd be okay with just buying an M.2 but it looks like this part is integral to airflow, and I'd rather have it. I would need the bracket and the screw. Thanks for any suggestions.

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I've been having an issue using an external DVD drive with an M Series "tiny." Have tried Buffalo and Sony brand drives, neither of which seem to work correcty. If there's no DVD in the drive, the drive will connect fine and display, but once a DVD is in, it'll connect and immedietly disconenct in a cycle that lasts about 5 seconds each time. Weird that the same issue happens on two different brands of drives, which is why I think it may be an issue with the Tiny.

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Is there any TINY computer owner out there who can help?I want to install a new DVD writer in my 18 month old Tiny machine. However I cannot for the life of me fathom out how to get the old one out of the machine.I can only remove one side panel, and then the drive in question is in a cage along with the DVD Rom drive and a Musketeer Coolermaster.They are all screwed in and have some sort of black plastic contraption down the side of all the drives. As I can only remove one side panel (the other one is in one piece along with the top of the casing and has NO screws to remove) I am at a loss as to how I get at the far side of the drive to unscrew it.I can use the new drive as an external but would prefer not to. Also, how would I replace the hard drives if they failed?Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:How to remove optical drive TINY computer?

I opened a Tiny computer up at work and they are almost impsossible to work with. Compaq are just as bad as well. They have deliberatly made it difficult to replace parts because they want you to send the computer in to them so they can charge you for the work. There should be a way of getting the drives out though. Try pulling the front panel off the case and see if there's any screws or releases for the drives. That black plastic contraption is either holding the drives in place or is covering the screws that mount them so try and prise it off or slide it off and you should be able to release the drives. If you can only remove one side panel then the cage that the drives are in should come out to allow you to get to both sides of the drives. Again there could be a couple of screws or a catch under the front panel that releases it.

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Hi I have an old Tiny Computer circa 1998 and I want to retrieve photos stored on the hard drive. I plugged it in for the first time in about 15 years and it doesn't boot up - the message on the monitor seems to indicate that a floppy drive is required. You've probably gathered by now I know very little about computers. Please can someone advise the best / cheapest way to copy the contents of the hard drive so that I can see them on my laptop?
Thanks
Guy

Answer:How do I copy my Tiny Computer hard drive?

What op system? XP?
what is the exact message?
you could attach it to another computer but depending on age of the new computer you may not have an IDE connection the old drive is most certainly PATA (EIDE) whereas new PCs have SATA drives.

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Need to restore M73T back to factory. D: drive is intact (system backup). Restarting to Lenovo menu does not contain the option to do a factory restore. I did get into the D: data and tried to implement "Create Recovery Media."  But file recovburncd.exe is missing from the Lenovo folder causing a run error. I can find it nowhere. Of note: I did a clean (from media) install of Windows 10 - there is no reversion option, now. All Microsoft "create media" options are for W10 - of course...  No option can be found to create media from the D: W7. Leaves me in a bit of a spot, no? help.  Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hello
I am about to build my 1st PC and wondered about the software aspect involving 2 hard drives.
If you have a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB standard drive, how do you coordinate /utilize these 2 to perform.
Do you install the OS in the SSD, and if so, what about left over space on that SSD?

What then would the 1 TB drive serve?
Any explanation would be appreciated. Remember I am not too skilled thanks.

Answer:SSD with standard drive

maranna said:

Hello
I am about to build my 1st PC and wondered about the software aspect involving 2 hard drives.
If you have a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB standard drive, how do you coordinate /utilize these 2 to perform.
Do you install the OS in the SSD, and if so, what about left over space on that SSD?

What then would the 1 TB drive serve?
Any explanation would be appreciated. Remember I am not too skilled thanks.



Install the OS on the SSD without the HDD plugged in. Don't concern yourself with free space until after you start installing programs. After its running properly shut down and plug in the HDD. You can install a number of programs on the HDD as well as use it for storage of data, music, pictures, etc. For the installing check that the program/s offer a Custom install where you can specify the HDD instead of the SSD, Windows will do its thing for running them.

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Hello
I am about to build my 1st PC and wondered about the software aspect involving 2 hard drives.
If you have a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB standard drive, how do you coordinate /utilize these 2 to perform.
Do you install the OS in the SSD, and if so, what about left over space on that SSD?

What then would the 1 TB drive serve?
Any explanation would be appreciated. Remember I am not too skilled thanks.

Answer:SSD with standard drive

Originally Posted by maranna


Hello
I am about to build my 1st PC and wondered about the software aspect involving 2 hard drives.
If you have a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB standard drive, how do you coordinate /utilize these 2 to perform.
Do you install the OS in the SSD, and if so, what about left over space on that SSD?

What then would the 1 TB drive serve?
Any explanation would be appreciated. Remember I am not too skilled thanks.



Install the OS on the SSD without the HDD plugged in. Don't concern yourself with free space until after you start installing programs. After its running properly shut down and plug in the HDD. You can install a number of programs on the HDD as well as use it for storage of data, music, pictures, etc. For the installing check that the program/s offer a Custom install where you can specify the HDD instead of the SSD, Windows will do its thing for running them.

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Hands up who remembers the 'Tiny' brand of PC that were sold in the UK in the late 1990's/ early 2000's ? Im trying to do some research for a small web feature on the now obsolete manufacturer and i'm trying to pin down the hard drives that were installed in the different machines and to be perfectly honest its proving tough going as the company went bust years ago and no one seems to have any detailed records of the types of hard drives fitted to the various models of Desktop PC's which is surprising as they were the UK's best selling make for a few years. I think that most of them came with regular Fujitsu, Maxtor & Seagate drives and i have managed to locate the different model numbers for most of them but i remember a friend of mine having one (probably around 1999/2000 -ish) where the hard drive was located in a steel box (which to all intents and purposes looked like another DVD or CD Rom in the tower casing :o ) and the regular IDE connector plugs were slid through pre cut holes in the back of the steel box and the hard drive was inside.To cut a long story short the hard drive was dead so we had a look and inside this box (I THINK it may have been a 5.25" size box - Did they make 5.25" IDE internal hard drives for personal PC's back then?) the actual drive was uncovered apart from the box it was housed in. Simply pushing the connector plugs through the back of the box released the drive from its housing and it slid out the other (open) end completely exposed and unprot... Read more

Answer:Tiny Computers (Remember them?!) Hard Drive Query

" Simply pushing the connector plugs through the back of the box released the drive from its housing and it slid out the other (open) end completely exposed and unprotected - platters, spindle, heads etc were there for all to see!"I cannot credit that the hard drive was open to the outside world.I was using "standard" HDs of various manufacturers from about the late 1980s onwards and before that had Tandy TRSDOS II with an external HD which was huge, very heavy and had to be switched on for one minute before booting the computer. All this for 4Mb and 2900.My point is, that from the earliest Winchester drives the whole thing had to be sealed from outside dust et. etc. on pain of crashed heads.While HDs have a memory which seems to expand exponentially their outside appearance and dimensions haven't seen much change until the advent of the laptop when 3.5" drives became the norm.I suspect that Tiny fitted a normal IDE drive (perhaps in a cradle) of whatever make gave them a good price.

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My friend has a tiny computer he bought it in 2000, it had windows 98 on, he wanted to install windows xp professional he did so but what happened was windows xp professional merged with with windows 98, he said he went in to word, excel, and front page they were all windows xp professional but the other parts were windows 98, strange. I suggested it could be a virus then I suggested it could be a lack of memory which has caused this problem I asked my other friend if he had any ideas he said to look on google which I did, found the right website for upgrading from windows 98 to windows xp professional it has all the information, but does not have the system requirements, looked on microsoft website, system requirements are as follows 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features) ? 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space* ? Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor ? CD-ROM or DVD drive ? Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device My friend with the problem has looked in add/remove programs, windows xp professional is there but not windows 98, I thought of something on the microsoft website, system requirements 128mb recommnded or higher. I am guessing his computer has only 128 mb ram and this is causing the problem he has enough hard drive capacity.Does anyone know what the standard memory for tiny computers of that time was, and if it is low memory... Read more

Answer:memory and hard drive capacity for tiny computers

Your friend can not have a mixed XP/98 operating system.What do they mean that word/excel etc are XP Professional?. They are an Office application running on whatever o/s has loaded.The machine will boot to an operating system. Get your friend to right click on My Computer and choose properties. It will tell them what O/S is loaded.128MB is not practically enough memory to run XP Pro. 256MB is absolute minimum and 512MB better.

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i bought a 60gb (what i guess is zif) hard drive for my dell notebook
connected the drive,seems dead

its this drive
https://www.google.ie/search?q=mk60...i=D_ezWb_-A4OEgAbNiLfoBA#imgrc=jDIyldPmpzDLcM:

bought a caddy off ebay,but the ribbon cable on the caddy is much thinner than the slot n the hard drive
i wanted to just see if the hdd is working before sending it back

thanks
 

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I have the Tuff N Tiny - Verbatim 8GB memory stick. Similar to this one:
http://cdn.skatter.com/blob/files/20...uff-n-tiny.jpg
I was copying some files from Windows 8.1 to a Mac OS X, did all safe removal stuff. But then plugged it into Mac and ... nothing. Plugged it again... still nothing. So I went back to Windows, which saw the drive but when I double-clicked on it, Windows hung up for about 10 seconds and then the drive disappeared from My Computer. I tried reformatting it but it failed too.
Does anyone have any idea what happened and how to make it work again?

Answer:Tuff N Tiny USB drive stopped working when copying files

Originally Posted by dc2000


I have the Tuff N Tiny - Verbatim 8GB memory stick. Similar to this one:
http://cdn.skatter.com/blob/files/20...uff-n-tiny.jpg
I was copying some files from Windows 8.1 to a Mac OS X, did all safe removal stuff. But then plugged it into Mac and ... nothing. Plugged it again... still nothing. So I went back to Windows, which saw the drive but when I double-clicked on it, Windows hung up for about 10 seconds and then the drive disappeared from My Computer. I tried reformatting it but it failed too.
Does anyone have any idea what happened and how to make it work again?



You may have to reformat the memory stick, but that would delete everything on the drive.

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Greetings. My Tiny has a 128GB SSD. I have not installed any apps yet and already I am receiving a warning saying that drive Q, the recovery partition, only has 774MB of 12.42GB left. Is this a known issue?   Any idea how to remedy this? Thanks!  













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Answer:Out of the box m72e Tiny shows Lenovo-recovery drive almost full

Where are you gettting this warning message from??  Windows 7 or 8?  Or Lenovo Solution center?? Screenshot??

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When will the ThinkCeneter M710 Tiny be avaailabe for purchase? Will PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive be availble in 1 TB and 2 TB sizes?

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I have been given a friends 2nd PC, which is the one above. He is going to put this PC in his son's room, and use it to wirelessly connect to a dlink wireless router connected to his mani pc by ethernet cable. He wants it to be able to connect to the net, and store and play/transfer music to his mp3 player.I believe it is a p3 450, with 128 mb of pc100, and a hard drive of around 17 mb, with 98se and usb1.1I have purchased an 80 gbyte hard drive to install as a 2nd drive, but my brain must have been out of gear. I have bought an excelstor drive from ebuyer, as they have a 3 year warranty. If the motherboard bios limits the hard drive to 32 mb, is there any way to overcome this, as I don not think I will be able to find any bios updates? I should have bought a maxtor or another drive that comes with software to overcome this problem (if it exists)I have also bought 256 mbytes of micron pc133 to fit, and the wireless connector will be a 54g wireless usb adapter.Hopefully it will all work, my mate has asked if it is worth buying xp for it, but I have said w98 should be fine?Any other software for overcoming the hard drive limit - I assume the maxtor software only works for maxtor drivesthanks

Answer:Tiny 810LS1 - possible bios hard drive size limit

I have fitted the additional 256 mbytes of micron ram - 18 from Ebay - no problems here.I updated the ms 6183 motherboard bios to version 1.7 from 1.3 - again no problems.Connected the exelstor 80 GB drive as master and the 17 GB fujitsu as slave - did not like it could only see 1 drive and the bios limit appeared to be 65 GB.Eventually just went with the 17 GB fujitsu as master, the 80 GB as slave and working OK.Maxtor or any drive manufacturers software would have sorted out the bios hard drive limit, but excelstor do not have any software for this.I could have bought ontrack disk manager but at $50+ was not worth it.The best option I found would be to purchase a PCI IDE controller - the 133 ATA ones are about 25 - seems too much for this machine, although I may be able to pick up a cheap ATA 66 one on Ebay - will see what my mate thinks.Wireless adapter installed and communicating OK with my netgear router anyway - hopefully when I take it to my mates it will all connect wirelessly OK with the D-Link router - I am going to fit this to my PC now and set it up.

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Hi Everyone,

I am running a Windows 7 desktop computer and I would like to replace the standard (mechanical) hard drive with a Solid State Drive. I am not interested in reinstalling Windows, Drivers, Software & data - instead I want to "clone" my existing drive.

I do have a little experience in this area when using standard drives. Previously I have used the xxclone program, however it can't copy certain low level hard drive identifiers and I have experienced problems with Windows Updates after swapping drives (usually these come in the form of an update asking for a non-existent "Microsoft Installer" (.msi) file).

I have heard that a Norton Ghost disk can be used to clone hard drives. If so are there any known issues, such as problems with Windows Updates, that are known to be a challenge?

Any advice on best practises and / or techniques for drive cloning (particularly when going from mechanical to Solid State) will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

Answer:Best way to clone a standard (mechanical) drive to an SSD

This does it
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Note the Paragon migration tool for $20 if you want things very simple.

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hiya, a friend has an embroidery machine with a floppy drive on it and it has broken, i thought i'd be able to just put a new drive in it but the connector has maybe half as much pins and includes the power too - so only one connector. its for a tajima emb machine from the early 90's and not available anymore. any suggestions?
 

Answer:Looking for info on non-standard floppy drive?

Perhaps contact them http://www.tajima.com/
and see if they still sell parts. Even though the machine is from the early 90's, maybe they still used those type of floppy drives for quite a few years.
 

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Hello; i was wondering if i coud add a second HDD to my Aspire TC-780 but when i opened it for the first time, i did not see a specific space for a standard hard drive disk, i know there's space for SSD but besides that...I do have an external hard drive disk enclosure that i can use but wanted to save some space on my desk. So if i want to add another disk is it SSD the only way to go with this model? Thank you!  

Answer:Can i add a second standard 3.5" hard drive disk t...

Hello, Your desktop is equipped with:2x SATA 3.0 sockets:-> One for an HDD-> One for an ODD drive1x M.2 2280 SATA 3.0So SSD will be the only solution. You'll be able to use SSD for OS+Apps and HDD for your data.

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Hi Everyone,

I am running a Windows 7 desktop computer and I would like to replace the standard (mechanical) hard drive with a Solid State Drive. I am not interested in reinstalling Windows, Drivers, Software & data - instead I want to "clone" my existing drive.

I do have a little experience in this area when using standard drives. Previously I have used the xxclone program, however it can't copy certain low level hard drive identifiers and I have experienced problems with Windows Updates after swapping drives (usually these come in the form of an update asking for a non-existent "Microsoft Installer" (.msi) file).

I have heard that a Norton Ghost disk can be used to clone hard drives. If so are there any known issues, such as problems with Windows Updates, that are known to be a challenge?

Any advice on best practises and / or techniques for drive cloning (particularly when going from mechanical to Solid State) will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

Answer:Best way to clone a standard (mechanical) drive to an SSD

Most ssd drives i have seen come with a utility to migrate your old drive to the new one.
 

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Hi I have a problem connecting displayport with samsung C3F791 monitor MachineLenovo ThinkCentre M910q Tiny Core i7-7700T, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro MonitorSamsung 34" LED Curved FreeSynC C34F791 3440x1440 VA, 100hz, 4ms, Quantum dot, DP/2xHDM * Have tried different DP cables* Have tried both display port settings v1.1 og V1.2 on the monitor  It is only Display port - HDMI that works. I had a picture with DP-DP at first after changing setting to other DP version on the monitor. I then plugged in a logitech conference cam. Then DP-DP didnt work anymore and i had to go back to DP-HDMI to get a picture.  Any suggestion would be much appreciated.  All the best. 













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Answer:Problem with displayport - ThinkCentre M910q

Solved - it was the monitor that was the problem. Need to enable freesync.

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The references online seem to be a bit conflicting. http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tcbook.pdf says the maximum resolution is 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60HzVarious links (e.g. http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-033714.htm) suggest the integrated graphics in the m93p tiny (HD 4600) should support up to [email protected] I search for support accessories on the lenovo store after entering the product # it offers the 2840M 4K Monitor (3840x2160) @ 60HzHas anybody successfully connected a 4k 3840x2160 or 3440x1440 display to this machine? Thanks! Stephen

Answer:Can the m93p tiny drive a WQHD (3440x1440) display @ 60hz over displayport?

Were you able to find some answers ?I guess lenovo is keeping the video spec of M93p tiny hyper secret.I couldn't find any "real" information as what resolution output is compatible with the m93p Tiny.It is as Lenovo doesn't want you to use the M93p tiny in a multi display configuration !M93p Tiny and 4k ? mystereM93p dual monitor ? M93p and 3 or 4 monitor ?

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I'm just wondering if a Standard SATA Hard drive would fit into my Acer Aspire v5?

I want to test to see if the hard drive is working and don't have a USB converter cable for it at this time.
I am not sure if it will fit into my other laptop.. & I didn't want to open it up if there is no need for it.

thanks.

Answer:Testing Standard SATA hard drive

In the Netbook reviews it says






Quote:
the Acer Aspire V5 was fitted with a conventional hard drive by Western Digital.




So that would mean a 7mm 2.5" standard disk.

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Hi thereRecently i bought Ideapad Y460p , I already have standard HDD in lappy, i need to install SSD too . Is it possible to have both drives installed? if yes how to fix it ?Wasi

Answer:Can SSD drive install in Ideapad y460p along with standard HDD ?

does it support MSATA?  if so you could buy a MSATA ssd drive and keep the spinning platter drive.  I have a V570 with that setup and it is super fast.

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After the installation of Windows XP Pro SP2, device drivers including HP Deskjet 3600 , Norton Internet Security 2008, MS Office 2003, Nero 8, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, Acronis True Image 11, Adope Acrobat Professional, Alcohol e.t.c, in the contex menu of my DVD-CD RAM Drive the command entries " OPEN ", " EXPLORE ", " SEARCH " have disappeared.

So my contex menu appears from the line " sharing and security " onwards.

The contex menus for hard drive partitions function in full.

Therefore I can not explore or open any CD/DVD, except for double click function of the mice. Even in this case, if there is an AUTORUN.ini arrangement, the disk starts with its AUTOPLAY function.

I went through Forums' solution advices, where I found that an Audio File Converter sourced in Roxio might create interference and upon advice I deleted the keys "RXDCExtSrv" attached to HKEY-CLASES-ROOT /*/shellex/contexmenuhandlers ; HKEY-CLASSES-ROOT/Drive/shellex/contexmenuhandlers and HKEY-XLASSES-ROOT/Folder/shellex/contexmenuhandlers, of course AFTER EXPORTING EACH.

Since the result did not change, I repaired Win-XP from the setup disk. It was still negative. Then I controlled the drivers of my CDROM drive in the device manager. I noticed a different driver named " AFS2K.sys " which didn't appear on another computer. I uninstalled CDROM drives at SAFE MODE, and restarted my computer in mormal Windows. Windows has loaded all... Read more

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In Windows 10 Pro is there a way to prevent a user without administrator privileges using a standard account from being able to format a usb drive?

"Perform volume maintenance tasks" is set for Administrators (Group Policy), which must be the default, but that does not stop formatting.

Thank you.

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Hey all,

Here's the problem, I bought this computer in 2001, and i've never used the A: drive. I know crazy as it sounds, well cd's are getting scratched, so I thought I would save things to floppy.

Heres the problem: I bought IBM Formatted 1.44 disks. When I try to save to a blank one, it always says: Please insert disk. Even though there is already one in there. I do not have a floppy with data on it, to test if it will read it or not. I've been looking for drivers, however the first of my 2 cd's that i recieved when I purchesed, is now scratched.

I am running Windows ME, on an E Machine. From what i've checked, I have a standard floppy controller.

Can anyone help me figure out what's goin on, and some suggestions I may try before going off and condering that it's shot. Hard for me to belive its shot when I never used the darn thing lol..

Thanks much in advance

Any help would be Greatly appreciated.

Rhonda
 

Answer:standard A Drive Controller / Driver Question

Few things ta check:
Check device manager for problems
Check bios, is A drive recognized
Open case check cables make sure both are connected, If they are, unplug then replug maybe just loose. ( do this when PC is powered off )
Does your drive lite up when you boot, or if it's lit all the time your cable is on backwards?

Standard floppy drive can get new for around $10.

Last comment, CD's can get scratched but they are much more durable than any floppy disk, you are very limited to size on floppy & they cost more than CDr's.
 

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How can I deny access to 1 HDD for 1 User ? I have had a look at this but that is for all users

Removable Drives - Allow or Deny All Access

Many Thanks,
Josh

Answer:How to Deny Access to 1 Drive for 1 Standard user

Hello,

Since you know what you are doing, instructions scant!

Right click on Drive in QuestionPropertiesSecurity TabEditAddAdvancedFind NowDouble Click on User Account to BlockOKFull Control, under DenyApplyContinue x lotsOK
If this is not enough, or you want more sophisticated control, just ask.

Richard

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Hiya, im at my freinds house and he has a problem with the CD writer, it identifys it as a normal CD drive, but the label on the front is marked as a CD writer.I have checked Device manager and the label says "CD-R/RW", but in the detials tab it states it as a normal CD drive, I have tried updating the drivers, but it only says a standard CD-rom drive is compatible.Im not too sure of the make and model of the CD writer, but if I could perhaps have some suggestions on what it could be that makes the CD writer not work, it would be much appreciated!Thanks ~Ben~

Answer:Cd Writer detected as standard CD drive -windowsME

My CD-RW wouldn't work if DMA was enabled in Device Manager settings, even though Windows did this when I installed it. Try unticking the box and rebooting and then it may work. TC.

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I am running Windows 7 x64 on an AMD 970. The boot drive is a Corsair CSSD-F120GB3 (Users, ProgramData reside on a separate, standard HDD; this was done correctly at installation).

After several hours to 7 days the PC would BlackScreen to a blinking cursor. This happened for months. Eventually, after replacing every other piece of hardware and updating all drivers, swapped out the SSD (copied the image to an older WD 250GB drive).

I have run 17 days without a crash.

I have run every health check I can on the SSD, but no errors.

Any ideas how to deal with this? I am not sure I can get a replacement, as I cannot test for a fault in the drive. I am also not sure it's not a software problem.

Here's a link to my last thread, where I figured this out, which has the minidumps. But this is the specific error:






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CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
terminated.
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
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Answer:BSOD after several days of SSD boot drive; not with standard HDD

Um so why did you start a new thread for the same BSOD problem?
We need the newer BSOD's to see what is happening now.

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So this is my first time I'll be attempting this, and I'd like all the help I can get from those who have done it before.

I have the .iso file for 64-bit Ubuntu stored on an SD card.

I want to buy a 32 GB USB 2.0 drive, and then transfer the .iso of Ubuntu from the SD card to the USB drive.

From there on, I set BIOS to boot from the blank and empty USB drive with nothing written on it but Ubuntu's disc image file.

After all of that, is that it? Once booted from the USB, the .iso of Ubuntu will take everything on from there, or am I missing something?

Realize that even though I'm no software/hardware expert, I'm definitely far from illiterate or terms of understanding computer operations, being a beginner software developer.

So please help me out here or give some pointers, as this is the first time I've ever done this, so all help beforehand will be 100% appreciated.

Here is the type of USB I'm talking about: http://www.google.com/products/cata...m=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9463826557010445792#

PS: Please no "Google it" bit. I want someone to specifically tell me now from experience/knowledge of what to expect personally.
 

Answer:Boot Ubuntu from a standard USB 32 GB flash drive?

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In Windows 10 Pro is there a way to prevent a user without administrator privileges using a standard account from being able to format a usb drive?

"Perform volume maintenance tasks" is set for Administrators (Group Policy), which must be the default, but that does not stop formatting.

Thank you.

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As per in the title i've found a tiny soft which is very useful to Auto-Close Disk Drive with/without a Hotkey... So i planned to share that with u people... Three months back, i enquired abt these kind of software in this forum...

Link: Hotkey CD Eject download and reviews from SnapFiles

NB: I used PAUSE/BREAK Key to open & close disk drive...


Have a great day.... cheers....

Answer:Found Free Tiny Software to Auto-Close Disk Drive using a Hotkey

I've recommended to Brink to add this to the FREE SOFTWARE thread - nice find.

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I have seen that I can replace the drive with a larger cache drive such as this: http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-State/dp/B00EZ2E8NO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie... But I would like to replace it and use it as a standard bootable drive with the TB drive as a secondary drive.  Is this possible?  The drive I am looking at is this: http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-256GB-240GB-Bullet-Proof/dp/B00B3X73EE/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qi... Any comments would be appreciated, Thanks!

Answer:Can I replace with 24GB SSD cache with a standard msata drive?

well answer is no i dont think so since if you look at size and connection pins are diffirent to first one so i doubt that would work unless there is one at 240GB with same size as 128GB SSD one.

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Dear all,

I need a help regarding allowing standard user to save file in C:/ drive.
We bought a HRM system that will save the report in C as PDF file.
Can somebody guide how may I possible to do it?

Regards,

Answer:Enable standard user to save file in C drive

Do you have any problem saving the report in C: ?

You can do it normally as you would in any folder,just when it prompts for administrator permission,click Yes.

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A little advertised change is that Windows 10 will now access multiple partitions on a standard usb flash drive. Previously you had to have a special flash drive with the hard disk bit set.

I am currently using wintousb 3.5 to create a bootable UEFI windows usb drive which was not possible before as you need two partitions - a fat32 efi and the main NTFS OS partition. You could only do it as legacy bios before on a standard flash drive.

This is a massive change!

Annoyingly disk management has not caught up and only allows you to create one partition but minitool partition wizard free allows you to do it (ignore warning message).

You can now easily have a number of installation setups on one flash drive instead of needing isos etc.

Answer:CU supports multiple partitions on a standard USB Flash Drive

cereberus said:

A little advertised change is that Windows 10 will now access multiple partitions on a standard usb flash drive. Previously you had to have a special flash drive with the hard disk bit set.
...
This is a massive change...



Thanks for spotting that. Yes, it's a big change but like much else that's changed it's not up-front and obvious.






Annoyingly disk management has not caught up and only allows you to create one partition but minitool partition wizard free allows you to do it



It's more that Disk Management won't let you create a MBR on a USB flash drive. A flash drive doesn't need one, but it's required if you want more than one partition.

If you don't want/have 3rd-party tools, DISKPART can (and always could) make multiple partitions on a USB.

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If memory serves (and I am getting older:-D) I can span the local disk drive that the operating system sits on.

Anyone have a link or how to so that I am not stumbling from memory?

I do not want to overhaul this server. I do need to extend the flimsy 16 gb drive though to as 100 gb drive that I will sit inside. I am not sure that I can clone the server OS to the other larger driver either. Something in my head tells me not to try it. I just don't think that it will work the same as a workstation. I just don't have a reason. I may be wrong.

However, I think spanning is the quickest way to extend the OS drive.

What do you think?

TIA
 

Answer:Server 2003 Standard - span hard drive?

Are you really going to make me go to the expert forum? Really?
 

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https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/zh/accessories/PD024591
 
ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit
 
The 500GB is too small,I wanna change 2T,can I do it?
 
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Answer:ThinkCentre Tiny: add 2nd HDD, increase size of external HDD, 500GB Hard Drive Adapter (0A65638)

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit  (about 100  bucks) can only be used in the the ThinkCentre Tiny Storage Unit Kit which is an external drive enclosure that must be purchased separately (about 40 bucks) that will accept a CD/DVD drive, or a hard drive caddy ( the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit).    I would imagine you could replace the 500G  2.5 inch SATA drive that comes with the Adapter kit/caddy for a larger drive, but if you goal is to just add an external HD, It would probably be easier (and cheaper) to just buy an external USB hard drive like this one. WD - My Passport 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive  ($79.99 for 2TB up to 119.99 for 4TB)http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-2tb-external-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive-black/5605528.p?... Cheers,

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https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/zh/accessories/PD024591
 
ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit
 
The 500GB is too small,I wanna change 2T,can I do it?
 
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Answer:ThinkCentre Tiny: add 2nd HDD, increase size of external HDD, 500GB Hard Drive Adapter (0A65638)

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit  (about 100  bucks) can only be used in the the ThinkCentre Tiny Storage Unit Kit which is an external drive enclosure that must be purchased separately (about 40 bucks) that will accept a CD/DVD drive, or a hard drive caddy ( the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit).    I would imagine you could replace the 500G  2.5 inch SATA drive that comes with the Adapter kit/caddy for a larger drive, but if you goal is to just add an external HD, It would probably be easier (and cheaper) to just buy an external USB hard drive like this one. WD - My Passport 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive  ($79.99 for 2TB up to 119.99 for 4TB)http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-2tb-external-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive-black/5605528.p?... Cheers,

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Hi All
I have an external HD has been working for for a few years but now get "access is denied"
gone through the standard options on permissions.

enclosed screen grab
any ideas
thanks Mike

Answer:Permission problems Hard Drive - standard options not visable

Are you saying that you are unable to access Local Disk F?
What is the size and model of your ext. HDD?

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. The external drive is a Seagate, if it matters. I have someone coming to visit, and I set up a user account for them. I noticed that that user account can still access my external drive. Is there a way to change this? I'd prefer for them to not even see it as an existing drive, but keeping him blocked from accessing the drive is the main goal.

Thank you!

Answer:How do I block access to my external drive for standard user accounts?

Unplug your external drive and put it in a safe place.

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So my newly ordered T420s shipped today and I have a couple of questions -
 
1) Has anbody tried to replace the standard hard drive with the new Intel 510 Sata III SSD?
 
2) What about a case? I ordered the top load case as I was short of time and I needed to get something. Now I am thinking about a better case....what has everybody else used?
 
 
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.
 

Answer:New T420s replacing standard hard drive with the new Intel 510 Sata III SSD

The choice of cases depend on whether you want something that looks good, whether a name brand is important or not, and how much protection you want (which will affect the weight of the case, and defeat the purpose of getting a T420s in the first place if you choose something like crushproof pelican case).Personally i use a Oakley vertical laptop messenger bag for the purpose, it has the right combination of look, foam protection and extra spaces (for documents) and it is from a reputable company. Sometimes i also use the Victorinox Swiss Army Eiffel laptop case, because it has superior ballistic nylon material that is both light and tough (so far there is not many laptop bags that can beat it). 
So there are quite few choices available depending on your need, taste and budget.

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A couple weeks ago I purchased a new Dell Inspiron PC (tower) 5675. There is a CD/DVD burner with the computer, however, I want and need a second burner. Built into the front panel of the case is a spring loaded door for the second burner to be installed (why else would there be a second door?), however that part is not available, retail. So, I spend an hour and a half on the chat line with a gentleman from India (I think), and he finally passes me off to the next guy who finally gets my CD/DVD burner on order, with the stipulation that it is a Dell refurbished unit. After several attempts I finally get someone who assures me that the proper part is on order. Yesterday my part arrives. There is no way that this burner is meant for the 5675. Today I spent the entire afternoon talking with half a dozen different people from several different departments just to have the final guy tell me there is no such accessory. It looks like it's for a lap top. I must insert here that I very politely asked, twice, if there was someone available that I could talk to and understand. I was polite! The last gentleman I spoke with said "I do speak English" and he hung up. So,. anyone from Dell, what's the next step?

Answer:Inspiron 5675, adding standard optical disk drive

The 5.25" drive bay you're  referring to will take a standard, 5.25" SATA drive.  That and a SATA  cable are all you should need -- as long as the power supply has a free SATA power connector on it.
Example,

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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I have a drive d, drive e and diskette but I am not sure I know my configuration after changing things!! Thanks
 

Answer:What Should My Drive Configuration Be?

Hiya mrfixituk.

As a default rule, the basic setup is the diskette (or floppy drive) is drive A and if there`s a secondary floppy drive, that`ll be drive B. The system hard drive (primary / master) is drive C and is attached to the IDE 1 or primary connector on the mobo. The optical drive is drive D and is attached to IDE 2 or secondary connector. If you have two hard drives or partitions, the second drive (secondary / slave) is drive D and the optical is E.

Unless you`re playing tricks and setting up a dual-boot system, then always install the system to drive C, the first hard drive.

Jenny
 

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I am running W98 on a custom built machine. CD Rom is a Philips PCRW382K.My kids want to play Dos based games, but I have no command line in my autoexec.bat or config.sys files mentioning the CD. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:CD Rom Drive configuration

Hmm, i can't seem to find DOS drivers for it, but here's the down-n-dirty method that may work.

@ Dos Prompt, go "mscdex /l:x (x is what letter you want the drive to be) /d:mscd001"

this might work, or you might need a special driver, which i can't seem to track down

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Just remember, i could be wrong.
 

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I had a used 8 GB drive installed. My 20GB drive conked out.
When the scan runs I get this message,"Scandisk cannot read last Cluster on Drive C. This cluster is either damaged or the system is not configured properly. Drive C may need to have LBA enabled. Data loss can occur if LBA setting or disk partition type for this drive is misconfigured. Check your computer Bios Setup Utility. Is this something that I should attempt? Where do I find The Bios Setup Utility and how do I know whether the LBA is enabled or configured correctly? I don't even know what brand used drive or anything else about it. Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Drive Configuration?

LBA is enabled on the Harddrive in the Jumper Pins. Depending on the Manu. of the drive, check their website, or do a search by manufacturer and "Hard drive jumper settings" in the query search.
 

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I have an ASUS TUSL-2C mobo and want to set it up with 2 IDE HDDs and a CDRW Rom Drive.

What is the best configuration?

The primary drive is for W2k and programs and the secondary drive is for audio files for Cubase.

Is it best to put the HDDs on Channel 1 as Master/Slave respectively and the CD ROM on the 2nd IDE channel?
 

Answer:What is the best IDE H'Drive configuration?

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My Tecra M5 will not go into hibernation or sleep mode when selected from the start/shutdown menu. This is only a problem when the standard Toshiba CD drive is inserted in the select bay. Once removed it will hibernate. Surely this isn't something you should have to do every time?
Any ideas??

Answer:Tecra M5 - Wont hibernate or standby with standard Select-bay CD drive inserted

I believe you are the first one who reports something like that. Is the ODD empty when you try to use Standby or Hibernation mode?

Anyway it is really strange issue. Something like that should definitely not happen. Did you notice this since first day? How long you use your Tecra? Is there the same situation when you use FN+F3 or FN+F4 keycombination?

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I just bought this MX300 M.2 SSD (CT275MX300SSD4) from amazon, but i could not get this m910 tiny recognized in bioshow can i get this M2 worked and recognized by the Bios or i need to buy another PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal to take advance of the M.2 slot on m910 tiny?Thank you

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Have a Sandisk 32 GB USB Flash Drive that I use for selective storage of certain files.If I purchase a Sandisk 64 GB to make a complete backup will I have to configure each one every time I swop usage.Why I ask this is that when I tried to introduce the new Sandisk to my laptop it could not be recognised as my computer was still configured to my old Verbatim 4 GB USB.

Answer:Usb flash drive configuration

Hi,

Your laptop should read both equally well at the same time.

Please insert both USB's into your laptop, and then post a maximised screen capture image of your Disk Management screen here so we can have a look at it for you:

1. Click
2. Right-click My Computer
3. Click Manage
4. Click the Disk Management option
5. Maximise screen - take screen capture image and upload here

Regards,
Golden

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It's a bit of a long story, but here goes..My friend is running windows xp on a Mesh desktop PC and has had problems with it not booting.I determined that no primary drives were being detected in POST and therefore suspected a loose cable. This was the case and windows then booted to the following error message "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cdrom. select r at the first screen to start repair".All he gave me was the original mesh recovery cd which has a disclaimer on it not to use the cd without specific instruction to do so from the mesh technical support.Unfortunately, my friend has about a thousand family photos he has not backed up to dvd, and I am afraid that they may be lost by use of the recovery cd.I therefore decided to remove his hard drive and connect it to my desktop (also running windows xp) as a secondary slave drive and then write his photos to dvd on my pc before I attempted a repair on his pc.My master drive is an IDE drive, whereas his is SATA, which according to the Maxtor website manages its own jumper settings.I have enabled SATA on my motherboard, but my desktop will not boot with his SATA drive connected. It keeps running scandisk and then freezes. When I remove the SATA drive it boots ok.How do I get my motherboard to ignore his SATA drive during bootup.Your suggestions would be most welcome.Th... Read more

Answer:Help with IDE and SATA drive configuration please.

A SATA drive is hot swapable, just like a usb device.If you connect the SATA cable to the motherboard but not into the drive and then conect the power into the SATA hard drive. You can then boot the machine without ht edata cable connected to the SATA drive. when you get to desktop you can then connect the drive.but be warned. if the drive is damaged in any way you could damage your system. click herethe reason why they are hot swapable is that in a dedicated server, if one drive fails in a raid configuration. the drive can be taken out and swapped which gives no down time to the server.

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A 'friend' installed a new hard drive on my PC and divided into C, D and E Drives. Everything is on the C drive and because there is so little memory left on the C drive, my PC is crawling. It doesn't seem to recognise the D and E drive as part of the overall drive and am failing to see the benefit of the split. How do I:a) get it to utilise all the memoryb) incorporate all the drives into one?ThanksDebs

Answer:Hard drive configuration

Which operating system are you using? eg Windows XP

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I'm in the process of recovered a large amount of data from a cilents WD MYBook.

The client has provided me with a SEAGATE Backup Plus Slim 2 TB drive.

My concern is Im performing the recovery on my Win7 box, at least as far as the file extraction from the old drive.

If I copy the files from my network attached storage, to this new drive... He'll need to use it on his Mac. I'm seeing this as being a problem. I am using a software program to see the Mac formatted drive, but not sure if I can copy back to the new drive through it. I'm sure its not formatted for Mac OS...

Thoughts?
 

Answer:USB Backup Drive Configuration Win/MAC

Assuming it's just data files you're copying it should be fine as long as the destination is formatted as Fat32 which both Windows and OS-X can use.
 

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My PC has 2 internal hard drives designated C & D.They are both connected to the MB via SATA connections.The OS is XP Prof'.The BIOS is currently using only the C drive.Is it possible to configure the BIOS to utilise both the hard drives in parallel?

Answer:HARD DRIVE CONFIGURATION

You cannot configure the BIOS to do this you will need to run your HDD's in a RAID configuration...click herehave a good look around the link then ask yourself is this what i really want to do...

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So, I have a few questions on how the hard drives can be configured in the p70 laptop. I have a p70 laptop on order with Lenovo and ordered it with the 1tb 5400 rpm hard drive with the intent of using that drive as on-board data storage and using an aftermarket ssd drive as the primary.  so my question is can I configure the laptop with:PCIe-Nvme SSD as the primary hard drivereconfigure the stock 1tb 5400rpm drive as data storageAdd Samsung 850 SATA3 - 1tb SSD, as data storage (already have this one). Thats option 1 and would involve buying the PCIe-Nvme SSD off of amazon.  The original plan was to use the 850 SATA3 ssd that i already have as the OS primary drive and to use the factory 1tb 5400 drive as data storage.  So another question is how big of a difference the performance is between SATA3 and PCIe-Nvme are? Was my original plan still good or should I be really considering the PCIe-Nvme idea?  thank you in advance for your opinions and thoughts!

Answer:P70 Hard Drive Configuration?

If you poke around these forums, you will find the specific answers you seek. To save you a little time, here are the short answers: You idea is fundamentally sound.  It seems completely possible to buy NVMe M.2 Samsung (or other) drives and add them to a P70, clone the OS onto one of these drives and use the 5400 RPM spinner for data.  DSperber describes the procedure quite well in his posts.  Samsung's NVMe drives are 3 - 5 times faster than SATA-III SSDs, by all benchmarks (although subjectively, they seem 10 times faster).  If you have not already purchased your SSD, you might consider just using two of the NVMe types instead. The only real issue will be mounting a second 2.5" drive -- it seems a little difficult right now to source the correct mounting hardware to add this in the slot reserved for the optical storage drive.  However, some dilligence in searching though other posts should yield part numbers for adapter and bezel. My configuration is 2 x NVMe, the 1 TB spinner for data and the DVD.  I set-up dual boot, with one NVMe for Win7 and the other, Win10.  Works very well.





______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x 512 GB NVMe Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ulti... Read more

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Hello everyone,

i recently purchased a 200gb WD hdd and an enclosure but am not sure what configuration to use as in which to put master/slave external etc. I have a 10GB IDE, a 80GB IDE and a 200GB IDE. As well as an IDE enclosure. Initially I though I should put the 80GB as master, the 10Gb as slave and the 200GB as external but am starting to concider putting the 10GB as mater, 200GB as slave and 80GB as external. The external will mainly be used for music (currently have around 45gb), the master obviously for windows and other programs and the slave for music backup/movies/documents and general storage. I currently have 2GB in program files. Would 10gb be enough to store windows on and all my other programs? Will the fact that the 10gb is only 5400rpm slow down my pc? And obviously if the 10gb is master, it will be about 70% full, will this slow down my pc? Does anyone have any ideas? The 80gb and 200gb are both 7200rpm with 8mb cache.

I would greatly appreciate any advice and look forward to your reply,

regards,

Korrupt

EDIT: My current configuration is 80gb master, 10gb slave and 200gb external.
 

Answer:Hard drive configuration - would appreciate help

Cmon people.

Please help me out
 

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