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Question: replace hard drive with SSD

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?

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Preferred Solution: replace hard drive with SSD

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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.




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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 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





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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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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'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 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 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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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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  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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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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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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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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Question: Replace Hard Drive

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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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

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.

Answer:replace hard drive

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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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.
 

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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.?
 

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

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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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Question: replace hard drive

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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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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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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Hi-
I recently had my hard drive begin failing, and after dealing with Dell received a new hard drive. I would rather replace it myself than rely on someone else to do it, as I am trying to learn how to repair my own computer. I guess the word here is HELP! I have looked around the internet, and am feeling that I will be able to accomplish it, but I figured I would come on here first to get some advice, and see whether or not it was a good idea. I have been able to back up my most important documents, and photos (sadly the program freezes everytime I try to put stuff onto a disk, so I was only able to save the most important stuff to a jump drive), and so am ready to begin replacing it. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501. Any tips, hints, how to's would be greatly appreciated!

K
 

Answer:Novice Wants to Replace Hard Drive

This is a guide that is fairly clear on the steps . .

http://www.ubuntu1501.com/2007/03/replacing-your-hard-drive.html
 

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Greetings to all, I need to replace the internal hard drive for T61p, product identification 6459cto. What do I ask for ? Thank you Ldxrunner 2015













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Answer:Need to replace internal hard drive

Here you go.http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD002779Its a list of FRUs for The T61p

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I got a new  hard drive, but when i try to start it  with the cd drive,  it keeps saying no drivers were found. Make sure that the installtion media contains the correct drives? I'm at total lost. It wont even download the windws? It stops. Please help, thank you, jeanan

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Will I be able to replace the hard drive in my Emachine T3418 with a 2 or 3 TB one or is it a fixed drive (non-replaceable)....? I have an external hard drive plugged into one of my USB ports but the C drive is getting low on disk space again & I don't want to delete any more tubes or graphics that I've collected over the years to use in Paint Shop Pro or Animation Shop....I've already deleted tons of them & have some saved on my flash drive, but it's only a 2 GB one that I got free with PSP X3 Ultimate..... Thanks,Afoxybear3

Answer:I was wondering if I can replace the hard drive in...

Your Laptop has a ultra ata 133 or PATA HDD. They are not that plentiful anymore and the largest you can get in 2.5 (laptop) is 259GB and they run at 5400RPM.The specs for your laptop say your drive runs at 7200 RPM so, you would sacrifice some speed and your laptop is probably not that fast as it is.I would suggest This instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220654&cm_re=usb_drive-_-20-220-654-_-Produ...This is a great little 32GB usb drive at a killer price.  

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Hello,  I want to replace the 500GB/24GB Hybrid Hard drive that came stock with my Lenovo Y50 to something with a bigger storage capacity, as I've already filled the 500 GB C drive.  My computer runs Windows 8.1 that came installed on the computer, and I want to make sure when I replace the hard drive that I can reinstall Windows, becuase we aren't provided with a backup copy of this version of Windows with the computer.  Do I have to use a cloning program to successfully complete the switch? I've made a backup of my system in OneKey Recovery but I don't know if I can use this backup directly from my external hard drive to put onto my new hard drive?  I'm not the most technologically literate, as you can probably tell, but I have some working knowledge. I just don't want to screw this up! Please help with plain language instructions!  Thanks!Sarah 

Answer:Replace Lenovo Y50 Hard Drive

I am also wondering thism but some of the hard drives I have been looking at on Amazon come with clonijng software for you to do this. It's what I will probably use

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Hi, I bought a new Acer laptop, with the usual 500GB hard drive.First thing I want to do is get a higher capacity drive in the new lap top.Are there size limitations, or bios or motherboard concerns? QUESTIONS:(1)Can I get any size (6TB for example) drive and just stick it in? Acer 17.3 P2020ME1-731-20204G50Mnii Thx!Mark 

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Hello, frequent admirer of the site, first time poster.

In short, should I replace my Vaio laptop (PCG-Z1WAMP, WinXP SP2) hard drive (Toshiba MK6021GAS, 60GB) or try harder to save it, perhaps finding some other cause of my problems?

After 18 months of great performance, I started getting long system hangs as my laptop tried to access the hard drive-- the drive would just rhythmically go crunch, crunch, crunch for minutes at a time, allowing nothing to be done, then my system would start responding again, until I tried to do something else, whereupon it had a good chance of again hanging with crunch, crunch, crunch.

--I did a virus scan with updated definitions. Nothing found.

--I wiped all partitions and reinstalled Windows. The laptop then worked fine.

--I installed several key programs. Still fine.

--After reading these forums, out of curiosity and suspicion, I ran chkdsk /p from the recovery console. It found errors. I used chkdsk /r to fix them. (I know chkdsk is not the best program but it was all I had at the time.)

--I loaded on a bunch of documents and programs.

--All was well for several days.

--I loaded on a few more GBs of documents.

--It started again with the crunch, crunch, crunch hang and rapidly got worse. I considered cybercide but calmed myself.

--I did chkdsk /r from the recovery console again. It said "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems".

--Honoring my Irish stubbornness I ran ... Read more

Answer:Should I replace my hard drive or try to save it?

I would also be suspicious about bad sectors. My suggestion will be The DiskCheckup program from PassMark. It's free and can be downloaded from the following address:

http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm

You can read the page to get more information.
 

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And I previously purchased the Windows 7 Upgrade version installation, would my product key become deactivated forcing me to purchase another full version copy of Windows 7? Please let the answer be no.

Answer:If I wanted to replace my hard drive..

Should I say yes or no? You seem nice so I say no.

All kidding aside you will be ok. A new MB is the usual criteria for a new key and that is waived many times. Good luck

For added protection call MS, get a verbal confirmation and the reps name.

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I have a lenovo t61 and I need to replace the harddrive, but I dont know what to look for. Will any hardrive work, what does it need to have? Does it need to be a lenovo specific one? Thanks for any help

Answer:So i have to replace my hard drive...how to choose?

 as long its SATA, 9.5 mm thickness and 2.5 inch factor, then it is okay, you can choose any maker... but people usually buy Seagate, Hitachi and WD.

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I need to replace my existing hard drive with a larger drive.How do I transfer the info. from the old drive to the new drive ?

Answer:Replace existing hard drive

i. set jumpers ON NEW ONE to  SL, or slave.ii.make sure the other is master.iii. start computer. if in windows it should turn up in my computer . then just drag and drop.

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Hi, I need help !!! I have been using T61 (Windows Vista Ultimate 2GB Ram without Ultra Bay) for the last 1 year. My original hard drive had 80 GB and I decided to upgrade with a Hitachi Travelstar 250GB hard drive. This was a bare drive. I bought the Norton Ghost 14. I loaded the hard drive in a 2.5" enclosure. Norton Ghost says the new drive should be setup as slave before proceeding to copy/image the old hard drive to the new hard drive. I am not sure how to set this up. Can somebody pls let me know how to do this. Is there any other way to upgrade with the stuff I already have. Any help is appreciated. Regards Previsun  

Answer:Steps to replace Hard drive in T61

previsun wrote:  I bought the Norton Ghost 14.Ugh... bad move, but anyway... Norton Ghost says the new drive should be setup as slave before proceeding to copy/image the old hard drive to the new hard drive. I am not sure how to set this up. Your T61 uses a SATA drive interface.  "Slave" setting are applicable to PATA drives but quite meaningless for SATA drives.  If possible, just ignore the message and see if Ghost will proceed with the cloning process. Cheers, Bill

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The hard drive in my E-system 3115 broke. I replaced the hard drive with a western digital 80gb. I ordered the recovery disks from The Tech Guys. I've screwed in the new hard drive and turned the laptop on, started it up and put the CD in. It's currently saying "Operating system not found".
Any ideas on how to get the CD to run? I thought it would automatically go through the recovery process when I inserted the CD.
 

Answer:E-system replace hard drive

Is your CD drive listed as 1st boot device in your bios?
 

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The hard drive on my computer is not working properly so I set out to replace it with a new one. I have the new hard drive and a windows 7 key from my computer that I bought. However, when I went to the Microsoft website and entered my windows 7 key, it told me that since I had bought the key with my machine, I would have to contact the manufacturer of my product to get more information. I cannot enter a ticket into HP since my warranty ended in 2011, can anyone here help me? I just need the windows 7 Premium 64-bit somehow. I really don't want to download anything from sketchy websites but HP, microsoft and any forums I have looked into seem to indicate that is the best option. Thank you for any responses.

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Hello,I have HP Pavilion dv6-2140ee and would like to change my standard Hard Drive SATA - 7200 rpm(320Gb) with an SSD drive.My questions are: -Does my notebook support SSD drives?-What is the recommendation for the type and size SSD hard drive?Thanks in advance for your support 

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Hello:
My computer has officially died. The good news is the hard drive is still good. Can I take my hard drive and put it into a different computer that is not new? Will there be problems since the new PC is totally different from the old one as far as programs, drives, etc goes. They both have Windows XP but that is the only in common things with the 2 hard drives. At any rate, I really would like to at least retrieve some files off the old hard drive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: replace hard drive into a different PC

I guess what I really want to know is it as simple as it sounds to take a hard drive and replace it in a different PC by switching it out with the newer PC's hard drive?
thanks agian
 

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Lenovo Ideapad Z565 with Windows 7. "Disk read error" occured on boot. When I boot using a UBCD4WIN, it will boot to the options.Selecting "Launch...Ultimate Boot CD..." , it starts to load XP off the CD and then I get a BSOD with 0x7B, a problem has been......Check your hard drive, run chkdsk etc. I can boot from my "Spotmau"  and see the drive but can't access it. What I'm concerned with is the HDD passward that the owner somehow put in when she was messing with it.I saw on the Lenovo web site there's no recovery for a hard drive password and I'd have to change the mobo.I also have no Receovery Media so I'll have to order from Lenovo. Main question is the password on the HDD. Lenovo says that you have to replace the mobo if you can't find the password.   Somehow the customer put in a HDD password when she was fooling around with this machine

Answer:Replace Z565 Hard Drive

The 7B error you are seeing is because your boot cd doesn't have the correct SATA driver, there are KB articles and multiŁple posts on this, basically you need to set the SATA settings in BIOS to compatible or IDE mode or slipstream the correct driver.
 
As far as the hard drive password is concerned, you can delete this in the system's BIOS by entering the correct password and then setting the new password to blank by hitting the enter key twice.

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To Anyone WhoMight Help:Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated whether they're a cure or just a heads up that there's nothing that can be done - or, how to determine where along that timeline I may be.I dropped a 3.5 - 4" diameter ground magnifying glass from its insecure desklamp holder onto (as one's looking at the open notebook) the lower right surface of the notebook ( a fall of 6-8") . The glass weighs aprx 1-1.5 ibs. The computer screen fluctuated for a sec or 2 and then went to a black screen with the error message reading "disk read error - press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. The command does nothing. The unit turns off after depressing the on/off button and when power is restored, it returns one to the error message after a blinking cursor for a few secs. I think the C Drive or main hard drive of the unit was damaged to the extent that the thing can't read itself. I'm told there is no laser reading device - that the drive is hardwired to read itself and from there send the data to where I'm unsure.I'm asking if it's possible to replace the main hard drive with another component. Also, if that can be4 done, what the concomitant probs may be that one may encounetr. Thanks to anyone who suggests any idea at all. I scewed up inadvertent ly and would welcome the chance to buy and install a fix at my risk entirely.Davbid Lyle - noholy1

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I'm new, plz help.  My laptop's hard drive is failing and needs replacing.  I can order a similar drive (a 160 GB SATA drive) from ebay.  Question: when I get and replace the drive, what steps must I take for the laptop's BIOS to recognize the new drive, make it the primary, then install the Windows 7 OS from my Recovery DVDs?Perhaps the BIOS will see the drive automatically and I can simply use the Reccovery DVDs???? Thank you!

Answer:How to replace my laptop's hard drive

It's really straightforward. Stick the new drive in the machine, boot from the DVD and let the installer initialize, format and mount the hard drive.  Hard drive "how-to" is on p. 4-10 of the Service manual here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01868653 These older laptops are a joy to work on. Reminds me of when the computers and pollution control stuff became common on cars. Makes you nostalgic for your 1969 Chevy Impala which you could tune up yourself.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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I think if I replace my Hard Drive, I will have less problems. (My HD is full)Anyway, I found some diagrams on google searches which show how to change a HD. It does not look difficult even though I have no clue whatsoever about the inside of a tower.  Does anyone know of a super simple diagram? I called Sony and was told to get a 200GB or better but NOT a SATA. One more thing...Once I change it, do I just load the XP Recovery discs? Will everything just load itself???

Answer:How difficult is it to replace my hard drive???

This is one of the better online guides.---->GoHere

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I had thought of checking out another person's computer with Hard Disk Sentinel to make sure the drive was healthy and all, to find out it was at like 20% health and has over 80 bad sectors. I plan on buying another one on eBay. what is the best, easiest way to switch hard drives? The OS and everything is on this main drive. I can reinstall the OS, but then there is drivers and syncing all the files back in and regaining all the programs. There is about 220GBs in total used on the drive (its a 500gb). I have a 500gb external hard drive I can use to back all the pictures and documents on, but can I somehow make it easier than this and just copy everything (programs, documents, pics, OS) onto the external and copy it over to the new hard drive and then plug it up to the desktop? I also have a SATA/IDE to USB adapter I could use with my laptop which would most likely me needed in the 2nd method.

Answer:Hard Drive has many bad sectors, how to replace?

I'd look at the HD bay and cabling inside to see how it's set up but you should be able to use most any 3.5" SATA HD. Keep in mind that the best upgrade you can give a PC these days is an SSD.

Files should already be backed up against failure. If you have no data loss yet then you can save a Win7 backup image to external to apply it to new drive to see how you like it. I recommend using Macrium - Image your system, making the boot disk to use on both ends.

Otherwise follow these same steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is covered there, compiling what works best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here.

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I have a HP Pavillion HPE-510tWin 7 Home Premium 64-bit I'm in need of a new hard drive and don't know what kind type to get. I don't know how to find out what is in my PC. started about a month ago; randomly I couldn't do anything. From opening a window to closing a window. It appeared to be froze.Ctrl+Alt+Delete would workI could go to start and choose to restart, but as soon as all the icons disappeared just an empty screen remained (with destop picture).I was forced to turn off with power button.I then turned back on after waiting a minute and displayed the enclosed screen.Windows loaded after hitting F1 Any help is appreciated.thank you 

Answer:need to replace hard drive in Pavillion

Ok. You need a  3.5" SATA  legacy hard disk or a 2.5" format SSD to replace the failing hard drive with. You can purchase it at a PC shop or at an online store. I will provide a link to NewEGG.com that shows the type you need. Hard diskshttps://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100167523%20600003269%206004... SSD (2.5" format)the only SSD controller type that won't work in your desktop PC is the latest type, NVMe.  

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Hello. This compter is painfully slow to boot. After it boots I can get some applications to run sluggihly. Other wont run at all. I ran Checkdisk and found over a dozen bad sectors some of which couldn't be repaired. Any help or suggestions you can provide is greatly appreciated. RegardsJulien 













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Answer:What knid of hard drive do I need to replace the o...

Hi,The HDD Specs is here: 320 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA Connector.. Hope this helps,. & You may also get higher cpacity like 500GB, if you need more storage,. Cheers

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I need to replace the hard drive in a 1625CDT. I have a drive, but can't figure out how to get the case open. I also can't find any support documents with instructions how to do this.

Can anyone supply directions to do this?

Please don't tell me to take it to a service center. I'm a PC tech and know how to work on computers... just not this laptop.

I just need directions on how to get inside the case to the HD. Email me offline if need be.

Thanks

Answer:How do I replace a hard drive in 1625CDT?

Hi Roger

Well, if you are a PC technician so it should be not very difficult for you to change the HDD. A assembling of all notebooks is very similar and it should be possible for you to change or to find the HDD without any detailed instruction.
But nevertheless I will try to help you:

Before starting the procedure please remove the battery.
Then remove the keyboard. To remove the keyboard please remove the Strip cover. The System Status Indicator Panel is designed to snap-fit
into place. Do not use excessive force to remove or replace it.
Remove the 3 screws on the unit button. (There are mark ?K? around the screw hole). Remove the four screws holding the keyboard in place.
Now gently lift the keyboard.
Pull the keyboard FPC connector and T/P FPC connector safety lock in upward direction.
Then remove the Combo Module 1 screw. Remove the ram door.
Remove the Combo Module screw (M2.5+18FP) holding the Combo Module in place.
Pull up the Combo Module FPC connector.
Then the Combo Module will be pulled out, you can easily take out the Combo Module entirely easily

Remove the System Status Indicator Panel. The System Status Indicator Panel is designed to snap-fit into place. Do not use excessive force to remove or replace it.
Remove the four screws holding the keyboard in place.
Now gently lift the keyboard, placing it face down on the touch pad. Take care that you don?t damage the ribbon cable attached to the keyboard.
Remove the two screws (M2.5+4FP) s... Read more

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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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Can't find manuals or videos for this specific model disassembly. I'm an IT pro and I don't want to chance damaging an HP case (I just did that to a G3). Help? Ideas? 

Answer:How to replace memory or hard drive?

Hello, Please try this : 1) http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c043309422) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLIxdw1-uxU Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi guys,

So let me explain my situation. I have a 15 month old laptop, with a dying hard drive. Quite frequently when it spins up, the hard drive makes a horrible buzzing/scraping noise. I decided I will invest the money and replace it for the $100 and get a faster one (7200 rpm).

Here's the catch. I have an upgrade disk on order, and only an OEM backup disk (Vista) to reformat.

Whats the best way to replace the hard disk and use an upgrade media to use 7 on my computer?

Answer:Upgrade and Replace Hard Drive

Pull the HDD out of the laptop. Attach it to your desktop, assuming you have one.

When new HDD for laptop arrives, attach that to desktop as well.

Use Clonezilla to clone the old HDD to the new.

Take new HDD out of desktop and put in laptop. Boot the laptop as normal. Enjoy. Remove old laptop HDD from desktop and phyiscally destroy it if there's sensitive data on it. Throw it out after.

Upgrade to Windows 7 on the laptop in any way you see fit.

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Hey everybody, my the first harddrive ( which is located on the top left of the laptop ) is acting up and I need to replace it. For some reason I can't find any resource about how to replace this driver. The only information I can find is how to insert a secondary drive or insert an ssd in the special ssd slot. I've got a W530. Bear with me if this question is a duplicate, but I seriously can't find anything about this. Best,mrzl

Answer:Replace primary hard drive

Hello and welcome,
 
Have a look at page 72+ of the Hardware Maintenance Manual .  Is that what you're looking for?
 
Z.

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I need a bigger hard drive on my laptop, a HP 620 Notebook, product no WT249EA#UUW, serial no CNU1060PR9. It is originally equipped with a 320 GB SATA II HD. I wish to install a a 500 Gb or, if possible, even a 1 TB HD. I am looking atHITACHI TRAVELSTAR Z7K500 2.5" 500GB 7200RPM SATA/600 Buffersize 32MB andHITACHI TRAVELSTAR 7K1000 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM SATA/600 Buffersize 32MB.Both drives are SATA III and the original drive is SATA II.I have tried to work out if my laptop can handle a larger drive but the information I can find is contradictive. I am most grateful for any help!




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Answer:Replace with bigger hard drive on HP 620

If it will take a 500 it will take a 1TB and yes, do not try to buy the hdd from HP. Buy it from a retail source due to price considerations. If you buy a 1TB drive and it does not work I will buy it from you at cost I am so sure it will be fine. 

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I have 2 hard drives in my system currently - a 40GB drive holding OS / Program files and MP3's, and a 60 GB drive holding games / films / pictures etc.

The 40GB OS drive has developed some kind of error, which results in me being unable to boot the machine at most attempts, and when I do manage to get in, the machine hangs after a few minutes. When the drive is causing a problem (on failed bootup or when the system hanges) I can hear an audible click / knocking sound from the drive.

I obviously need to replace the drive, but how do I make a copy of the drive, so I can create a new OS drive, when I can only get into the system (if I'm lucky) for a minute at a time?

I've found a thread that recomends Clone Maxx, but I can't get in long enough to download it!

I have my restore CD and OS CD, so could I take out the existing drives, add a new drive and run a fresh install of the OS (W2K), then add the other drives back in, and take what I want from the faulty disk?
 

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Pathetic, I know, but I replaced the dying 600(odd)MB hard drive on my kids' 486 (AST Advantage! Adventure 4100) with a used 2.1 G drive. No jumpers-I took it off since it is a single drive. (jumper set to Master gave me "failed disk" message--haven't tried the CS setting) When I boot the system, I get a "non-system disk" error, so I boot from a Win98 startup floppy. I start Windows setup, which then runs Scandisk. When Scandisk starts, it tells me it can't read from the last cluster on the drive, and that my LBA setting may be wrong. I've enabled LBA mode, and entered the info in the BIOS setup re: cylinders, heads & spt. There were other settings that I wasn't sure of values for, so I left them alone. ("prewrite comp" and "multiple sector transfer") THE PROBLEM: I run Scandisk anyway, even with the LBA message, and when it gets to the surface scan, about a quarter of the way through, it's reporting every single sector it tries to read as bad. (I stopped after about 1000 out of 519,000) Can the drive be that screwed, or is this because of a wrong configuration in setup? Can someone tell me what to look for? The BIOS is Phoenix Version 4.04 Plug & Play, and the setup utility separates system setup and Fixed Disk setup.
 

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My Lenovo desktop hard drive was giving indication of problems and I was able to backup the drive to an external hard drive using the XP full backup program. Have ordered a new Seagate drive to replace the failed Hitachi, same size (500gb), both SATA. I have an XP authorized CD for the OS but only Level 2. I am hoping to install the new drive, format it using my
boot floppy. Next, I plan on loading the OS and hopefully upgrade to Level 3. What's going to happen when I try to restore from
my external hard drive backup?

If you have some ideas or comments on my plan I would appreciate them.

Thanks in advance.
 

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By "Level 2" and "Level 3", are you referring to Service Packs?

I've never used the Windows XP backup software because it's notoriously unreliable. I hope your experience is better. You cannot restore everything or you'll end up with a non-functioning system. Hopefully you'll have the option to restore selected data files only. If you can, restore individual files, and be careful with folders since you could inadvertently override system files. You may want to restore to another location like an external drive and then carefully and manually copy your data over to the reinstalled Windows.

You'll need to reinstall all your programs from the original installation disks or files. You can't restore those from a Windows XP backup.
 

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I need to replace my hard drive. The new hard drive is the same size as the old one. I have the software to copy to old drive to the new, but my question is, do I need to partition the new drive or will the partitions from the old drive transfer to the new drive.
System XP home SP2
HD 80gig
CPU 2.8 Ghtz
 

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I think you will have to partition and format then install the OS on the new HD first, then hook the old HD a slave and transfer the files that way.
 

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My Pavilion X2 won't boot. I did a quick system test and got the following error code:Failure Id: RLP6JM-79U8K2-MFGH6K-U0EQ03I understand that this means hard drive failure.Can I replace this drive? If so, what do I need, and where can I get it?  I haven't found an option on HP site. Thanks for any info you can give me.

Answer:replace hard drive in pavilion x2

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?You can buy any good branded hard drive of similar form factor which is already there.Western digital, HGST Travelstar are good brands of hard driveAfter replacement of drive, you can boot from HP recovery USB to factory reset OS.RegardsVisruth

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Came home the other day and found BSOD screen , tried restarting but didnt work so tried system recovery, and reformatted and reinstalled Vista. That didnt work either, now it says it cant load windload.exe I ran the hard drive diagnostic from Bios and it failed the test, so i checked online and said if that happens i should replace hard drive. My question is i didnt make system recovery disks when i set up my laptop (i ran system recovery from the computer), so can i buy another hard drive and since i have a Winxp installation disk use that and set up the new hard drive with that laptop?? I could order replacement disks from HP and wanna know if i can do this first
Laptop is HP dv 6258se amd Turion x2, 2GB memory Vista

Thanks
 

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yeh, you can install xp, but more than likely you are going to have problems finding the correct drivers for everything. if it were me, i'd order the disks from hp, the last time i did it, they were like less than $20 with s&h, for xp though. g/l, sos
 

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Hi. I'm thinking of buying an Acer E3-112 but only if I can replace the 500gb SATA drive with an SSD at some point. Because it's quite recent I can't find out if the hard drive is accessible and swoppable. Does anyone know, or can someone point me to a link that tells me?
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Answer:Replace hard drive on Acer E3-112 with an SSD?

Typing your question into Google, I found loads of advise on this including:
click here I would have thought that you could also get more specific advice (and avoid affecting warranty) if you first discussed your requirements with Acer - see click here
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-install-a-solid-state-drive-in-your-laptop/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-an-SSD-in-Your-Laptop-and-Cloning-Wind/
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Hi.

In addition to my other posting here, I want to ask you professionals, if it is possible to mirror my existing hard drive onto a much larger hard drive?

My partition C became way too small over the years, the Windows XP files have blown up their size. Partition D (which contains all installed programs) is still fine. But I was never able to use software like "Partition Magic" to adjust the space between these two partitions.

So I might just have to buy a new hard drive. But I want - I even HAVE - to keep the installed XP the way it is now. Lots of software installed. So I wonder, if there is any way just to "mirror" the existing version of XP onto a new hard drive, and then just to exchange the old hard drive with the new one?
 

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