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Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

Q: Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

The model of this laptop hard drive is a Western Digital (WD1600BEVS-60RST0). So, in order to replace the hard drive, would it be alright to purchase any WD1600BEVS model hard drive, or does it have to be exactly WD1600BEVS-60RST0? Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

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A: Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

Basically anything even slightly resembling the specs of the old drive will work. Hard drives are pretty much just a generic storage device and don't need to be replaced by the exact same model.

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I have an older computer (five years) and it has dual Ultra-ATA66 hard drives. I think one of them is dying, so I plan to replace them. I run on down to newegg, and they don't even sell ATA66 drives anymore.

My question, can I buy an ATA100 or ATA133 hard drive, and will it still work in my PC? I'm not running a RAID set up or anything, just got them both plugged into my motherboard, through what I believe is my IDE cable...
 

A:Solved: Quick Hard Drive Question

Yep, should plug-n-play just fine, obviously running at the slower ATA-66 speed.
 

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Thanks in advance for any help anyone could give me.

I am on an older Dell Desktop that does not have high speed USB 2.0
A lot of the External Hard Drives I see have 2.0 in the name. For example a random google says

"Toshiba's 400GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive".

Does this mean my computer has to have USB 2.0 to work?

I am almost exclusively going to be storing music on this hard drive as a means of moving around my growing music collection. So that gives you an idea of what I am looking for.

If anyone could make recommendation for a good external hard drive that will work for my needs and computer it would be much appreciated.

I am running Windows XP and Service pack 2, not a terribly old computer by some standards, it just does not have a 2.0 highspeed USB slot.

I know the entire thing about how USB 2.0 is faster, To sum all this up I was just curious if USB 2.0 would work on my computer just at a slower speed. All of the External Hard Drives seem to have 2.0 in the title.

Thank you again for any help!
 

A:Question about purchasing an external hard drive.

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hi, I ordered a new laptop through flipkart, after doing startup activities on new laptop I saw only one Drive ie C:,but in I could see apart from this drive,four other drives are there with name starts with Disk 0 partition 1/4/5/6.what is the use of them,should I keep them as it is in my laptop ? can I free up those drives ?

A:no hard drive partition guide from Dell while purchasing new laptop

All of the other partitions are required for system startup, recovery or operation.  DO NOT alter any of them - or you will be greeted with an unbootable system when you next restart.
This is a GPT disc - there is no longer a limit of four primary partitions on a disc -- so you can add a D: partition (or whatever you'd like for your data) without altering the factory layout.

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Hi i currently have my Operating system setup and working good and i bought 2 Seagates 250 GB SATA2 16 mb cache hard drives.

My question is: Is it possible to setup the 2 other hard drives without losing my current os. I know i can use RAID 0 or 1 but to do that i have to reinstall xp. Help or any suggestions on using the 2 physical drives without losing my configuration would be grealty appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Quick hard drive question.

What's the Make n Model of your computer ?? .. or Mobo ?

I have mine set up RAID JBOD .. (Just a Bunch of Discs) .. RAID disabled.
 

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basically i have 2 questions about hard drives. if you plug one into a fried motherboard and power it up would this cause it to break? next is if you plug in the sata cables and power it on and then take the cables out would this do anything?
 

A:quick hard drive question

It could cause the drive to break yes.
In theory, SATA is hot-pluggable, but there are controllers and drives that are not..
 

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Hi

I have a 120gb hard drive and want to put my 10gb and 80gb on the same computer. If i do this do the other hard drives have to have an operating system on them or can the be blank.


( will it work if they have operating systems on them? )

Thanxs Baltan
 

A:Just a quick hard drive question

They should work fine provided you get the jumper settings correct!!!!

The operating stytems may not work but you should be able to do what you want with them!!!!
 

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Say i have a computer with 2 SATA hard drives where one of these has a copy of windows xp installed on it. Now, if I connect an IDE hard disk to this computer which also has a copy of windows xp installed on it, will i be able to access the data on this IDE drive or will the computer just fail to start?

Thanks
 

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I just got a second computer with windows xp on it and a 60 GB hard drive. My primary computer has a 120 GB hard drive that is almost full. I took that 120 GB hard drive and made it a slave in the secondary computer. Both hard drives have XP installed on them and the computer detected both hard drives.

The question is how can I transfer my settings(network connections, preferences, ect.) and a few small programs(codecs, ect) to the secondary hard drive. I would clone the primary drive, but since it is larger that probably wouldn't work. Also I don't want to copy the larger progams because they usually don't work right unless they are installed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Quick hard drive question

This might help:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118
 

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i have 2 computers...one crashed..other one working fine..... both have windows installed on them ....

now, if i take the hard drive from the computer thats not working, change jumper settings to make it a slave, and put it in the comptuer that is working, will it be ok? (like its not gonna try and load 2 different windows OS ?)
 

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I have a trojan (backdoor I'm pretty sure) I was just wondering if I completely wipe my hard drive will it kill the trojan? Also is there any programs you recommend to do the job? Thanks in advance.

A:Very quick question about Hard Drive

Good evening. if I completely wipe my hard drive will it kill the trojan?It should do. This link below will explain how to use Darik's Boot and Nuke which is designed to allow you to do what you are asking and is free to boot - no pun intended. The version used in the video is not the latest one available, but it should give you a good overview of things. Darik's site, and download link for the latest version, can be found here.Should you have further questions about this process then post the relevant question in the appropriate forum in this section of the forum and somebody will be along as soon as to help.Your situation may not need such a serious fix as a full disk wipe, so the above is simply an answer to your question and not advice as what to do. Should you wish a second opinion then follow the instructions here, start a new thread and post accordingly.

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Hello, I have a quick question about cloning a old hard drive to a new hard drive on a desktop computer.

I bought a new 320 GB EIDE hard drive (my computer uses IEDE not SATA) about 3 months ago.
I successfully installed it and it works, but when I set it up as a secondary (slave) hard drive (when I say set it up I mean: physically on the hard drive before I installed it into the computer, I put it to slave not master; and I virtually set it up to a slave hard drive when the computer booted up and all that stuff).
Then I put a music folder in the slave hard drive, that's it.

Now, about 3 months later, I see that I should have just set up my new hard drive to be the master hard drive because my old 70 GB hard drive is just way to small to be used for a computer.
I want to clone my old hard drive to the new hard drive (I want to boot on this hard drive and have everything that was on the old hard drive). I also want to set my new slave hard drive to the master hard drive and the old hard drive to the slave. I looked on the internet and youtube and I know how to clone so I'm alright there.


So since I want to set my slave hard drive as the master:
QUESTION: Do I take my new hard drive out of the computer and physically switch it to master BEFORE cloning, or AFTER cloning (because I'm sure you have to physically do this on the hard drive right? not just virtually through a program)? And do I have to put the new hard drive where the old hard drive cur... Read more

A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

Never mind...I figured it out.
 

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Whats up guys? Just got a little question I know you guys can solve. Earlier today my external hard drive was unplugged and I plugged in a flash drive. The external hard drive is set to drive F but when I plugged in the flash drive it took over drive F and the EHD became drive G. Now this isn't a problem but all of my music on itunes is located on F: so it can't read it when its on G:. I tried having the flash drive out and plugging in the EHD but it keeps coming up as G now. I tried restarting with and without the EHD plugged in but it keeps coming up as G. So is there anyway I can get it back to F or am I gonna have to transfer all of my songs over? Thanks in advance.

A:Quick Question about External Hard Drive

Greetings brock786, and Welcome to TSF!

Providing your EHD is not a system Drive (meaning that it does not have your Windows? O/S on it), you might be able to reallocate it to G: by trying this method...
(you will need to be signed in with an Administrator Account to do this.)

Firstly, connect the EHD and remove the Flash Drive then:
Go into the Control Panel (use the Classic View) > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management (Local).

In here you will see the EHD, Right click on it "Change Drive Letter and Paths", and change it to G: it will ask for confirmation > go OK.

Close out of Computer Management and Administrative Tools and then reboot the computer as see if the Drive is now behaving.

Post back with the results.

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I have a 320Gb Western digital hard drive with my old files and things on it including my old OS Windows XP SP3...If i buy a new hard drive (Seagate 1.5TB) and install Windows Vista SP1 64-bit, will putting my old 320Gb hard drive on the motherboard cause compatibility issues? Both would be attached to the motherboard by a SATA connection.
 

A:Building New Rig - quick hard drive question

It wont be a problem if you stripe

If you add your old hard drive with XP on it in a RAID/0 (stripe) configuration. Which you will have to because the drives are different sizes. You can then buy a Vista upgrade for your XP o/s. You will have to check your motherboard to ensure it supports Raid/0 and most reasonably up to date boards do.
 

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I'm looking to replace the hard drive in a old HP laptop. It's a pavilion ze4560us. The connector for the hard drive is pictured below.

This doesn't look like the standard IDE-ATA6 connection on most IDE laptop hard drives. I was wondering if an IDE-ATA6 drive would work in this computer, or if I'd have to try to find another one like this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Anthony
 

A:Solved: HP laptop hard drive question

That gray adapter is probably removable so you can put it an
a new drive.
You might want to check it.
 

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I have two hard drives connected to my computer. Both have Windows installed on them. Obviously I shouldn't need both to have windows. Can I delete all the windows files from the hard drive that I'm not booting from, or would that cause problems?
 

A:Quick Hard drive question. Really easy, I promise.

Why don't you format that second one quickly from My Computer - Right Click on the Second Disk - Format - Tick the Quick Format - And Click Format.

Or you can only delete the command to read the second disk's Windows.
 

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(I asked this in a solved thread by mistake, sorry)

Sorry to ask a stupid question but I have a problem similar to this:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/591544-solved-problems-backing-up-laptops-2.html

my laptop wont boot at all even though its getting power, so tech support told me its a hardware problem and i have to send it for repair.

What I want to know is do these Hard Drive adapters make it asif your laptop HD is an external memory device....like a memory stick? Does this mean I'll be able to retrive my files as it seems like i'll end up with it at factory settings after repair? Or is it really complicated?

Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Question about Laptop hard drive to desktop adapter.

It just makes it easy to connect your small drive to the large connector inside the desktop. It will appear as a normal, internal drive that you can just copy from.
 

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Errr TWO small questions: I have an EMachines E620 (Acer) Laptop. 160GB Hard Drive. Spilled coffee on the backside of the computer. Cleaned it up and removed the battery which was where the bulk of coffee spilled; dried it all off and checked under all the other other covered areas and didn't see any spills; and powered on again. Worked just fine .. for about 20 minutes. I walked away for a moment and when I came back I had the 'blue screen of death'. I immediately turned it off; and rebooted as instructed to see if it would recover. Not a chance. Said 'check cable' and it couldn't find the OS (Vista). Called Emachines tech support ($60 later) and they said "yup your hard drive is toast". I had already powered on a couple times and was able to get to the BIOS and of course it doesn't 'see' the Hard Drive.

Finally went to Best Buy to talk to the Geek Squad and see if a drive enclosure might allow me to recover all my data. The guys there just plugged my hard drive into their unit there in the store and we couldn't see it. When they took the hard drive out of the small 'tray' that it was mounted in .. we could see that coffee had gotten on the circuitry in one corner so I'm sure that's why its fried. There is no coffee anywhere else on the laptop inside or outside.

Just two questions now: is there a way to recover my data (I don't hold much hope of that) and since everything looks clean and... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop Hard Drive is Toast - One Small Question

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Hey guys its me ace again. I was just curios, im not the best with computers, and i was wondering if you wipe a hard drive clean, can you install it as a masgter driver to any computer, and will it work right away? If not, how do you do this? Thanks in advance for responces.
 

A:Solved: Quick question about Hard Drives in general

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ok....I have givin up scanning the surface....after four months it seems that it will be scanning forever.....so first question.....when you do a surface scan from scan disk are you scanning the hard drive?.....and if the answer is yes....it would seem that I need to replace it so can I buy just any ole hard drive?.....the computer is for children.....will never be internet used or the like.....simply for games.....lots and lots of games.....what should I purchase.....
 

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Search wasn't working well for me, so, heres the quick question..

I have an XP machine that died. I would like to pull info from a WD200 (20Gig) drive.. It has XP pro on it, my only working machines have Win ME on them..

The one with the largest drive is old and has only a 4Gig + a 3Gig.
So I can't just install XP in it.

The BIOS sees the drive, just doesn't show in ME.

Any chance it could find it?
If so How?
 

A:Solved: A quick question: Can Win ME see and access a Win XP drive?

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Hi, this is my first post, you guys may have to help me with protocol a little bit! I looked over the existing threads and see some old ones related to this topic, but nothing real recent.

From my limited experience, and from what I'm reading on the Internet, it seems that getting a single computer backup system to work reliably seems impossible! Here's my scenario:

I have one old computer that we are ready to take out of service and another newer one that we will use to take its place, so I decided to buy an external hard drive to back everything up for use in transfering the data. The old system is also backed up on Carbonite, but even that does not seem to be fool proof, as the current computer apparently is having some problems, lost a few of our data files, and when we called Carbonite to get help with getting them back, they weren't available on Carbonite either, and not even their tech guys seem to know why!

OK, so I'm not confident that Carbonite is "the" solution and I start looking online to purchase an external hard drive. I see some reasonably priced ones at MicroCenter, so I start checking out the user ratings and comments. In particular, I was looking at a 1TB Seagate. Most of the ratings were ok, but a handful of the ratings say the drive completely failed after a short time period with minimum usage, and that is really scary! Now I'm really unsure as to how to proceed, so I start looking for further info.

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A:Purchasing An External Hard Drive

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Hello. Okay, so this is a purchase I plan on making in a couple of weeks (I have a little job thing going on, so yeah ). In any case, I'm looking for an external hard drive that is at least 500GB in size. I'm willing to spend up to ~85-90$ (that includes shipping and handling and tax). I did do some research on Newegg to kind of figure out what I could get, and I came up with two results:

Western Digital My Book Essential WDH1U6400N 640GB USB 2.0 Black External Hard Drive - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136306

Seagate FreeAgent Desktop ST305004FDA1E1-RK 500GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148235

What do you think about those? Also, as I was doing my little research, I came upon a problem: I really don't know which brand of hard drive is the most reliable, as I want this to last me for at least 2 years of usage. So, which brands should I be looking at for reliability? Thank you for your advice! ^_^

EDIT: Found another one:

Seagate FreeAgent Desk ST306404FDA2E1-RK 640GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 Silver External Hard Drive - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148355
 

A:Help purchasing an external hard drive

The Seagate Free Agent may not be what you expect... it does a lot of automatic data saving, but you have very little control over it.
If you want a drive you can access when you want to save or retrieve, We recommend a Vantec Nextstar 3, or the SATA unit with an open port into which you slide in the hard drive.
Then you use the enclosure cables and connections, but you use the hard drives that you trust and are used to using... Take a look at a large site such as www.directron.com and look at their external enclosures.
If you are looking at the Seagate Free Agent, CAREFULLY read up on what it does and how it does it... It will save your data, but you will have hell to pay trying to retrieve it quickly.
 

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A:pavilion 23 hard drive nogood. purchasing new from hp d...

Sorry @rob616 but it does not come preloaded. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

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A:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly
 

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I hope I am posting this in the right forum, if not somebody please tell me what forum I should be posting on.

Anyway, my question is:

I just purchased a used laptop computer that has a bad hard drive & have done a backup so I have my recovery/backup disks.

I will be purchasing a new hard drive for the laptop & need to know if I can just install the recovery/backup disks on it so that I have the same stuff on the new hard drive that I had on the bad one, or do I need to do something else?

Any & all help will be appreciated & thanks to anyone replying
 

A:New Laptop Hard Drive Question

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I've got a Dell Latitude D530, and it's been a good laptop.  It's running Windows 10.I was just given a Dell Latitude E5500 (with an Intel Core i5 processor), but the hard drive was removed.  Can I take the hard drive out of my D530 and install it into the E5500?  Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I was thinking about buying a used laptop, commonly sold with no hard drive included.

Before I purchase one, I wanted to determine the cost of the replacement drive.
Can I use any brand of laptop drive, as long as it is 2.5" pata (for example)?
This is assuming I have the correct caddy it sits in.
 

A:laptop hard drive question

Yes. You'll need to know SATA/PATA, of course, and you need an OS disk of some kind.
$50.00 on up:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1277&name=2.5-Hard-Drive&
 

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I have a older (6-7 years old) Fujitsu 520T Lifebook laptop. The hard drive died on it and I wanted to update it. The old hard drive was very small (800MB). I wanted to upgrade it to 30 or 40 gigs but was told that the bios wouldn't handle this. Is that true?

What is the biggest hard drive that I can buy for it?

Thank you.
 

A:Laptop Hard Drive Question

Hi Wet Chicken
The bios in your laptop is not a problem as you could always use a disk overlay. What is a bigger problem is finding a hard drive that will fit in your system and connect correctly. Your system is old and many laptop manufactures had proprietary hardware. here is one site I found that sells drives for your system.

http://www.igo.com/SubModel.asp?cat...Name=LifeBook+520T&ProductType=Storage&Page=1
 

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hi guys, looking for some help/advice i have an 80gb in my laptop it is a acer aspire 5315 (if you want more info then look at my system specs) i want a bigger hard drive that will icrease speed but not a solid sate drive and i dont want it to be too expensive since i payed 300 dollars for this laptop.

p.s is it hard to replace a hard drive in a laptop or should i pay someone to do it for me?

A:question: new hard drive on laptop?

Changing out the hard drive is pretty easy. You just purchase a 2.5" notebook drive. Usually you pop out a couple of screws, slide the old hard drive out and then slide the new drive in, replace the screws and install the operating system.

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Would a hard drive that was in a Toshiba A60 Laptop work in a Toshiba A70 Laptop?

Thanks!
 

A:Question about Toshiba laptop hard drive....

Yes
 

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Hi there,

I just wanted to ask a few questions to the purpose of satisfying a curiosity I have about computers (lap-tops and home PC).

Are hard drive crashes common? Is there a definite cause? I have heard about desktops crashing, but I never get to know what causes it; so I?d like at least some understanding regarding this, for the effort of avoiding it.

My other ?question? was not related with that, but I decided to just attach it. Has anyone else used Ask.com and begin to have the search answers open in a new window? It is a nuisance for me and I just wondered if something could be done.

Thanks.
 

A:Computer, Hard drive (PC and laptop) Question

Hard drive crashes... Depends on the speed in rpm of the drive, and the brand and model...

Generally, you should expect three years of reliable use out of a laptop hard drive made by Toshiba, Seagate, Fujitsu or Western Digital. Five years out of a desktop drive made by Western Digital or Seagate... two to three years on a Samsung, Maxtor, or Hitachi, and one year on a Tri-Gem... EIDE drives are more reliable than SATA drives, and large drives over 160 GB are less reliable. From 250 GB, 320 GB, 400 GB, 500, 750, 1 TB, 1.5 TB, and 2 TB are increasingly unreliable as the capacity goes up.
 

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Looking for a replacement disk drive for my dell laptop. The disk drive is Toshiba.
Can anyone tell me the best place to purchase online
 

A:Solved: Purchasing disk drive online

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I currently have the following HD setup on my pc:

Primary Master: (C: ) 60GB / operating system / data
Primary Slave: (D: ) 300GB / data

If i was to re-install the operating system on drive (C: ), would it affect anything on drive (D: )?

Also, if i took out drive (D: ) from my pc and put it onto the primary slave of another pc would all my data still be accesable on the new pc?

Thanks.
 

A:Quick Hard Disk Question

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Suddenly my machine has slowed to a crawl. PC,Windows 98se, Pentium !!! 400, 256 Ram, 10meg hard disc-with about 1/2 available. Particularly noted as I use Photoshop. Have to wait for every changeof brushes, curves, view, etc..
Am also hearing some noises that are new, coming from my hard disc.
I ran discscan and defrag with no help that I can tell.
Had installed AOL Instant messanger for my granddaughter and deleted 264 files! Also, no help.
Is this possibly the beginning of a hard disc breakdown?? Or is it due to AIM?.
I would have no problem in deleting AIM. I don't use it, but it would be nice to be able to keep it to maintain contact with this granddaughter. She's amazing- I saw her juggling 4 different conversations at once!!
Len H
 

A:[SOLVED] Question of hard drive going??

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I just installed a new blank Hard Drive in my old Dell D520 laptop. I ran the XP install disk and created only 1 partition on the Drive and then formated it. That is all I did, I didn't install anything else. However, when I check the disk info, it tell me that I have only 99% free and there is 66 Megs of space being used.
Come on, 66 Megs to maintain partition information??? What did I do wrong. Do I need to run Kill Disk and give it another try??? Is this common occurence???
If this was discussed in an earlier discussion, I must have missed it and I do aplogize.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Question

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Me agaim, Told you wyou would be hearing a lot from me during my new build

Ok I have a hard drive that I just use to store stuff on. I have copied everything to another hard drive. I am going to use this hard drive for my c drive to hold windows and my programs on the new build.

Should I reformat it while I have it in my current computer, or just take it out and do it all, reformat and install windows when I put it in the new one?

Thanks so much!
NCGirlUSA
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Question

Use the new one.

It doesn't often happen nowadays, but there is a possibility that the BIOS in the old machine may map the drive differently to that in the new machine.

This certainly still happens as a difference between an internal drive and an external drive.

While it is not important when just reading and writing to the drive, it DOES make a difference when you try to use a partition manager to change the drive later on -( if you're lucky it will complain - if not it will just corrupt thee drive).
 

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This is probably a dumb question, since there are no stupid questions.

If the hard drive from a new Vista laptop is replaced with the hard drive from an old dead XP laptop, will the new laptop boot up so that some files can be transferred from the old drive to a CD or DVD and then the Vista drive reinstalled in the new laptop without causing any problems with the new laptop?

I know about external hard drive enclosures, but was wondering if the above will work.

The hard drive is not the problem with the old laptop.
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Question

No. XP installed drivers specific to the machine it was installed on.

Connect the drive as a secondary (on a desktop) and get your files while booted into the OS on that machine (or use an enclosure or adapter). Later, you can use the external for storage and backup.

Or, you could connect it in the laptop and use a bootable CD to retrieve your files, like UBCD4Win, Knoppix, or Ubuntu.
 

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i have a 120 GB hard drive that has nearly run out of space. i have had a good read through the forum but cant decide if i am better off putting a bigger internal hard drive or an additional internal hard drive or get an external hard drive. pc world have this one half price http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/st...m=null&tm=null&sku=133685&category_oid=-31225
what would be my best or easiest option. some of the external ones have fans some dont. many thanks gary
 

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I recently installed a 250GB Seagate internal HDD. But when I go to My Computer and click on the hard drive it says

Free Space: 127GB
Total Size: 127GB

The only thing that popped into my mind was that i didnt meet the requirement of 48-bit addressing. But that cant be possible because

A) My other hard drive is a total of 71GB. So 71+127=198 which would exceed the 137GB max enforced by 28-bit addressing

B) I know I have 48-bit addressing because im running Windows XP with SP2 and in the hard drivw manual it says Windows XP with SP1 or higher would meet the requirements.

I also noticed that the name of the disk in My Computer is "DISK2_VOL1" so is there a "DISK2_VOL2"? Because i was thinking 127 is half of 250 besides the 2 extra gigs. SO there being a "DISK2_VOL2" would make sense to me. But I really know nothing about hard drives so I couldnt be sure.

Is there anyone who knows whats going on? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a hard drive from my pc whose motherboard went, i have an assignment on it i need quite urgently i was wondering if i can plug it into my other PC and if it will work just as another drive?? Or do i need to do something else?
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I have 2 hard drives installed on my system the master has win xp home edetion and the slave has win 98se. When i boot up it showes both drives,then loads windows xp. under my compurer it shows the drive with win 98 on it. my question is how to i get the two to work sepertately so i can load win 98? Thank you
Winxp -ntfs win 98 fat 32
 

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I have a general hard drive question. Lately I have noticed my hard drive running at high speed which it never used to do. Does this indicate any problem? Don't remember that it ever did this b4. Just wondered. Thanks'
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If by "high speed" you mean that you're hearing fairly constant activity of the hard drive, it could be as simple as fragmentation causing extended seeks, or as complex as some phone home malware working in the background.
 

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I was given several HDD that had been used in a company probably on a server. When I boot from a cd to install XP I get a message H:\SCRUB\SCRUB3.EXE/d=all /1=3. The cursor is blinking as if I am to input a command but when I key in any letter etc. nothing shows on the screen. I am assuming this was something to erase the drive but I don't know what to do next. Can any one help me out?
 

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I am wanting to replace my internal hard drive in one of my computers with a larger GB hard drive. As I understand, it, however, I need to make sure what I put in it is compatible with my motherboard, since this computer is an older computer.

The hard drive I currently have is a WDC WD1600AAJ5-O7PSAO, according to the Device Manager. Its a 160 GB and I would like to get a 320 or more.

Any suggestions?
 

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does anyone know if there exists some sort of hardware that would allow the user to plug in an external hard drive - to view its contents?

perhaps something like a rack with 'slots' that you could plug in one or more internal hard drives without having to open up the case to install them?

i've acquired several hard drives over the years that i'd like to revisit and see what's on them.

thanks for any suggestions or comments.

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