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ThinkCentre M910z largest hard drive size supported

Q: ThinkCentre M910z largest hard drive size supported

I have an older Lenovo all-in-one that's reaching the end of it's tolerable life. It's slow, limited upgrades, only supports one small hard drive. But I love the all-in-one form factor. I see the newer iteration ThinkCentre M910z supports SSD for the primary (horrah!) and includes a second 2.5" hard drive bay. What I can't find is what the largest supported storage size is. Can it support a 4TB-5TB drive like the Seagate BarraCuda ST4000 and ST4000? My goal is to have a SSD for OS and apps, big 2nd drive for archiving large video as opposed to having to have an external USB drive perpetually tethered like with my current all-in-one.

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I am trying to figure out how to add a second hard drive to my new ThinkCentre M910z All-in-one. I have only been able to find instructions on removing or replacing the existing first hard drive, but not how to add a second hard drive. I have bought a 500GB 7200rpm 2.5? 6Gbps SATA Hard Drive (4XB0M60786) to install. This drive also did not come with a storage cable. Please point me to instructions on how to install it. 

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I have a IBM Thinkpad A20m. I now have a 60 Gig Hard Drive in it but I want to know what the largest Hard Drive this Laptop will Support. I have the latest Bios installed by looking at the Lenovo Website Bios Information. I run an External 500 Gig Hard Drive but would like my Internal C Drive to be larger.
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A:A20m Largest Hard Drive Supported

I don`t know what the largest HD size you can put into an A20m. It may be as low as 120GB. However these systems use the older parallel PATA interface and AFAIK the largest available HD of that type is 500GB. If you want more capacity you can only do it with an external, USB-connected HD. One problem with that is that your system`s USB interface is the older, slower 1.1 standard. If you want to access the drive at USB 2.0 speeds you`ll need to get a PCMCIA card that has USB 2 support, e.g. from Amazon.

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Hello,I am currently using an (IBM) Hitachi Travelstar 80GB HDD (HTS541080G9AT00). I want to install a 160GB drive (Travelstar HTS541616J9AT00).OS is Win XP/Pro SP1. Various drive manufactures / suppliers say the drive is compatible/supported. IBM support says 80GB max. Can anyone clarify for me.Thanks in advance.Frank

A:A31 HDD Largest Drive Supported

Frank, welcome to the forum,
go ahead with the 160GB drive, (bigger if you wish), you'll have no problems. The only reason that the support site has 80GB as max is because that was the largest drive they offered at that time. 160GB drives may not have been in existence at the time and the manuals etc. don't get updated.
Hope this helps

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Hey guys,

Please tell me the largest hard disk I could attach to my Intel 865GBF. I was thinking of getting more then 300 gb. will the board support it ? If no what are the other options so that I can use it to store data on it. ( like may be a external usb connector for it )
since a 300 gb in my country ( india ) costs around less then 90 $



A:Largest hard disk supported Intel 865GBF

No one to answer my question ? Ok fine. well i figured it out myself. Intel 865GBF does support hard disk of capacity more then 300 GB. Its already got a SATA port so all i needed was a power connector for the SATA drive which is available at a cheap cost. Thanks anywaz guys.

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ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit
The 500GB is too small,I wanna change 2T,can I do it?
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A:ThinkCentre Tiny: add 2nd HDD, increase size of external HDD, 500GB Hard Drive Adapter (0A65638)

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

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Hi, I am currently trying to deploy a TC M910z via PXE. It seems that PXE boot is only available in legacy mode but I would prefer UEFI PXE boot. Can`t find any setting for this in the BIOS, like there is one for the ThinkPad series. Do I miss something?BIOS has been updated today from the Lenovo support site...

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Hello All, My company has been buying the M910Z systems since last year and I have noticed that the NIC card on these things will just randomly not pick up an IP address via DHCP when the PC is first powered on or when a network cable is unplugged. This doesnt happen everytime, but there are instances when the PCs go to sleep and the user is unable to connect back to the network due to the PC dropping the network connection. To resolve the issue, i have to either shut the PC down and then boot it back up or go into the control panel, diable/enable the NIC card in hopes for it to grab an IP. Is there a fix to this issue because im assuming its either a BIOS or NIC driver issue because I have isolated the issue down to these PCs and i wanted to see if the community could help me out here.

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The small hard drive thats currently inside this laptop is very small, and I was wondering what the largest compatible hard drive I can use is.

A:Largest compatible hard drive for IBM 380XD

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What is the largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single
patrician with windows 8.1 64 bit formatted NTFS?

A:largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single

Originally Posted by WalterW

What is the largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single
patrician with windows 8.1 64 bit formatted NTFS?

2 terabytes should be considered the practical limit for both physical and logical volumes using NTFS.

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 Hello I was wondering what is the maximum size hard drive that Windows 8 64bit will support? Looking at a Samsung 5TB SSHD. Thanks in Advance, Alice

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Aspire 5755G-9417 current (original) HD is 1TB. I'm looking to replace it with a larger one. Can I use a 1.5TB or 2TB HDD in this unit or is there some limitation on capacity? Also, the original drive height is 12.5mm. It looks like I can use a 9.5mm drive as a replacement and the caddy will keep it from moving around. Is this correct? Will the caddy hold it firmly in the correct position or will I need to use something to fill the gap and keep the HD stable? Thx. Other info in case it's helpful:OS: Windows 7 Ultimatefirst 10 characters of SN: LXRQ002092

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A:Aspire 5755G-9417 largest hard drive capacity

For a legacy bios system such as yours, you should be OK with up to a 2TB MBR partitioned disk. You can go beyond 2TB with a GUID partitioned disk but cannot boot from it. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653580(v=vs.85).aspx Jack E/NJ

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Aspire 5755G-9417 current (original) HD is 1TB. I'm looking to replace it with a larger one. Can I use a 1.5TB or 2TB HDD in this unit or is there some limitation on capacity? Also, the original drive height is 12.5mm. It looks like I can use a 9.5mm drive as a replacement and the caddy will keep it from moving around. Is this correct? Will the caddy hold it firmly in the correct position or will I need to use something to fill the gap and keep the HD stable? Thx. Other info in case it's helpful:OS: Windows 7 Ultimatefirst 10 characters of SN: LXRQ002092

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.

EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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So I have a situation,  I have an application  (SAS) that has a 25GB installer.  I would like to compress it up into a file or multiple files and execute it.  My Thinking was to Use something Like WinRar and make an <g class="gr_
gr_120 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="120" id="120">exe</g> with several archives.  What is the size limitation for an allowable <g class="gr_ gr_196 gr-alert
gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="196" id="196">exe</g> in windows?

Unless someone else has a better solution.

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Can anyone tell me what the largest size harddrive is that can be used in a Dell Optiplex 150. Only has a 20 in it and I want to upgrade to largest possible. Thank you, Jan

A:Largest Size Harddrive that can be used

What operating system do you have? If you have windows XP then pretty much anything. Win98 is somewhere up to 32GB and win95 was 2GB(I think).

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may i know how do i go about generating a statistics of every folder size in my C drive?

A:finding largest folder size

See if this will work for you.

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

A:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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Hi. Big problem with an assignment. For some reason, when I input 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 into this program, it tells me my largest is 9 and second is 0. Any Java experts here that can tell me how to fix this to have 8 as the result of 2nd largest?


import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
public class a3c4e23
public static void main (String args[])
int counter = 0;
int number;
int largest = 0;
int second = 0;
while (counter<10)
number = Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter integer"));
if (number >= largest)
else if (number < largest && second >= number)
largest = largest;
second = second;

System.out.println("Largest number input: " + largest);
System.out.println("Second largest input: " + second); }}


Thanks a bunch,


A:Java program to input 10 numbers and return the largest and 2nd largest

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hiya guys, i have recently built a gaming pc offthe basis of a lenovo e73 sff pc, with all of its components excluding the power supply being tranfered into a new case (its currently has a core i3 4170). i have been offered a great deal on a i5 4460 and was wondering if i could upgrade the cpu without having to update the BIOS ( its current version is BIOS Version/Date LENOVO FCKT73AUS, 28/08/2015). other components and OS:evga 500b psuasus gtx 750tiWindows 10 Pro 64-bit thanks in advance! Devran Duran 

A:Thinkcentre E73 sff's motherboard supported cpu upgrades?

Copied (and edited) from another thread, but applies to your system:  

Other ThinkCentre owners have had decent success upgrading to specific processors that had been installed at the factory during it's entire lifecycle.   (Update to the latest BIOS before any hardware or OS upgrade enough ahead of time to ensure the BIOS is good)
A good indicator of whether a processor upgrade can work is to Google your system type and 4-digit model number (for example 'Edge 71, 1578'), if you find a matching system with a processor that you are interested in using, then on 2 browser pages with Lenovo support, input the full 7-digit model numbers to both systems, go to the BIOS download page, and if they have the exact same BIOS filename, then there's high confidence that motherboards and related technology is the same/compatible, and the other processor will work in your system.  
I did that after I found the 1578-L4U system on Google.  And I have high confidence that a i5-2500S will work.   Specifically that 'S' processor.   Because one i5-2500 variant works, does not mean others will, unless they are able to go through the above process as well.   'K's are not used by Lenovo on ThinkCentres, and I doubt they will work.  
A Lenovo motherboard is not like a Asus or Gigabyte where you can install any processor that will work with the installed Chipset.
One other thing to check is t... Read more

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I have 2 different sources of information from Lenovo1- https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/documents/pd0150022- http://www.lenovo.com/shop/emea/content/pdf/desktops/thinkcentre/edge-71/en/EDGE71_DS_EN.pdf? The supported processors are different.??I try to look if the upgrade history of the bios. If it has added compatibility to more processor.?https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/olddownloads/ds019028?itry to click to Summary of change made in previous update ?but the page goes nowhere?The connection has timed out??I  am looking for the official, up-to-date info on  supported processors for ThinkCentre 71 1578.?? Thanks,

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I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre tower with one hard drive and I have bought an extre SATA drive.
There is an extra set of connectors which plug in ok.
The thing is I have an OS on the original and was able to install a Fedora os on the other with the original disconnected.
Wondering if there could be a jumper to let number 2 drive be recognized (without the drive A unplugged)
As far as I can tell the motherboard is: L-IQ35 Rev 1.0 Core Duo etc.
Thanks in advance

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Windows 10 does not recognize my second hard drive!

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Hey,  So i have 28 stores and they are all using the Thinkcentre M93P ( i3) small form factor desktops. ( they are running a SQL DB ) They are all plugged into the battery backup of brand new APC 725 UPS's.   My issues is sometimes when the store loose's power, the PC powers back up but then says no OS found. And then a disk read error occured. When they ship me the PC, I hear a faint  BEEP, BEEP and I have determined it's the hard drive. Do anyone else have this issue, as of right now I find these units not very tolerable to power loss and I have to keep replacing the drives in the PC's.  anyone have any ideas on how i can possibley prevent this from happening? I looked in the newest BIOS update and I don't see anything in there refrencing the issue im having. ( i believe this is 4 possibly 5 now that i'm after replacing the hard drive in )  ThanksMark    

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Dear colleaguesI have obtained one of these tower systems and proceeded to open it up and the first thing I did was to remove the 160gb SATA hard drive .Foolishly I then took out the caddy (or, as I think it is called the Chassis) in which the hard drive was contained.The problem is that I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the chassis back in place.The fan that is over the processer just seems to get in the way. It came out but it won't go back. I wonder if anyone can advise what is the procedure to get it in. Do I have to remove the fan first, or do I have to remove the PSU.I know this is a simple problem but I an not an expert if anyone can advise I will be gratefulThanks, Ian  

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Hi all, I am in need of installing a second disk drive for my ThinkCentre E53 10AS. I read the manual, which has instructions on replacing the disk drive - it does mention that in order to install a second disk drive, to follow these same instructions! Of course, it would not be an identical process. For example, there are 3 SATA plugs on the mother board, SATA1, SATA2 (both red), and SATA3 (yellow). SATA1 is plugged into the HDD.
There is a box connected to the power button, that has two buttons on the back. SATA power and SATA data. The SATA power is connected to the HDD and the motherboard via a 4-wire cable. The SATA data is connected to the HDD via a ribbon SATA cable. 
So, if I want to install a second HDD, do I use a SATA plug to connect it to the yellow SATA 3 plug? 
Does the fact that the plug is yellow mean anything?
And finally, I have looked everywhere, but cannot figure out what the max HDD capacity would be for a secondary drive? I bought a WD Red 3TB. Hopeful it works?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! 
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A:ThinkCentre (E53): need to install as secondary hard disk drive

According to the hardware maintenance manual for the E73, the two motherboard SATA connectors (which you say are red) are SATA3 which supports 6GB/s.  The third one (which you say is yellow) is SATA2 which supports 3GB/s.
Sinc you've bought a SATA3 drive, you should use the second red SATA3 connector to get maximum performance out of it.  Be sure you use a SATA3 data cable and not a SATA2 data cable, as that's part of the requirement to get SATA3 performance.
As far as drive capacity goes, there's no hardware limit pertaining to your E73.  However there IS a consideration depending on the fact that your drive is larger than 2TB.  In order for a new drive to be usable, it must be "partitioned" and "formatted with a file system".  And in order to use a drive larger than 2TB the partitioning technique must be GPT, and not MBR.
You can partition the new drive to have one or more partitions, but if you mistakenly use MBR as the partitioning technique only 2TB of the drive will be visible and usable for partitions.  And there will be a maximum of four "primary" partitions (or a maximum of three "primary" partitions and any number of "logical" partitions).  The extra 1TB of your new 3TB drive will be invisible and unusable.  And the largest MBR partition is also limited to 2TB.
In contrast, if you partition the drive using GPT (which is the modern partitioning method that is recommended), this method supports drives... Read more

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Week ago i have bought ThinkCentre, so i am not fully on topic with it.I am trying to add second HDD hard drive, with no success for over 4 days now.When i tryied it first time, drive was displayed in BIOS as external device. System could not detect drive.I cannot change boot boot priority order and i am left out with a beep.So yeah how can i do this?If someone needs specification,request it and i am going to post it.

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Hello there, New owner of a TC M720T tower system. I would like to add another 3.5" hard drive to the system.  There seems to be a spot under the DVD drive that will fit a drive, but there doesn't seem to be a way to secure it.  Do I need a bracket or something?  I did find https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/thinkcentre-and-thinkstation/hard-drives/MECH-... but not sure if that is what I need? Also, there seems to be a way of adding a PS2 port.  What do I need for that? Thanks in advance

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I just got this PC and I need to install a Seagate Barracuda hard drive as the secondary hard drive to tha optical drive already installed. Can someone tell me what mounting bracket kit I need to get? Thanks in advance.

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

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I have tested with several of our brand new M910g i7 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD - Only to find that multiple adapters are not supported, and or function?  I tested with multiple monitors and multiple cables.  I just need a dual monitor setup! I am not able to use more than one VGA to DisplayPort adapter!?!?   If I add a second adapter it seems to display the desktop for a split second then go black, display the desktop for a split second, then goes black again... over and over again...  I also tried adding the second monitor with HDMI to vga - I was presented with a black screen only.  Windows sees that there is a display connected, but is unable to use it. I also patched all bios and firmware releases available - NOT resolved.  This is a serious issue, as it is not always an option to replace all of the monitors because the computer does not support VGA & DVI...  Any guidance - aside from using a flaky USB to vga/dvi adapter is greatly appreciated!

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Hi,I have a new Lenovo Thinkcentre M920Z with MultiTouch Display and 256GB SSD. As of the Lenovo homepage this model should support Hello logon using the RGB/IR camera. But my Windows 10 1803 with all newest drivers and patches does not recognize this camera as Hello compatible. And on the Microsoft compatibility page, the Thinkcentre with this camera is not mentioned. I even modified my settings using GP editor to allow biometrical logon, but this didn?t help. Any idea, how I could get Hello running? michael

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Having a hard time finding a part number for the secondary hard drive cage.  This would be the cage that is L-shaped and attaches to the base of the tower.  For now I was able to put the 2nd hard drive in the card reader bay, but would prefer to mount as designed as I'm concerned with the heat associated with one hard drive mounted directly about the other.thanksjoe

A:Secondary hard drive cage for Thinkcentre M91p 4524

Since no one ever answered this, and I have one in front of me...The sticker says the part number is 43N9680The stampings in the metal say 1B03AFY00 REV B and 2G266-01 REV B

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Hi everybody! I purchased Lenovo M78 2114 SFF ADM A8-5500B APU with Radeon 7560 HD IGFX. What im struggling to do is to get this adapter to work. I used it before on my previous PC without issues. I have connected adapter to pci-e slot on motherboard, opend BIOS/Video Settings and i set IGD as primary and enable surround view...no luck. tried setting every device as primary but nothing. Device Manager also show nothing not even Uknown Device. Where to get drivers for this adapter (pictures below) or is it unsupported and what I'm doing for last two days is just waste of time. Sorry for my English...learning all my life. Regards!

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I read most of the posts on this subject and found no answers.
I get this error with both the system hard drive and replacing it with a known working hard drive from another Dell system.
I tried loading default values, trying HDD0-3, SATA-1, tried both Legacy and UEFI, tried disabling RAID, also replaced HD cable.
The Bios will recognize the drives, but both Dell diagnostics and a Windows install cd give the error: no hard drive detected, or disk controller not supported.

Anything else I should try?
Thank you for your feedback :)


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I just sold my 160-Gigabyte laptop hard disk and I want to know what's the largest PATA drive available for a laptop. I found this 250GB at NewEgg and I'm reasonably sure that's the largest. Just want to be sure.

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I have a Dell Lattitude CPi. Additional markings on the bottom are:
Model No. PPL
Lattitude CPi A-Series
Ref number 99050
DP/N 0006692D-12800-9C2-4006
VMLFL Express Service Tag 531-223-05

Dell's on-line chat says the service tag is invalid and will not let me use that method to get information.

What is the largest hard disk this computer will recognize?

A:Largest hard disk for this Dell Lattitude?

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I've been recommending the GT 1030 here for some time as the best low-power graphics adapter (30w.)   It is now listed in the readme file for the Nvidia driver (2018 releases - M92p example) on the Lenovo support website as a supported card. 
It is known to work in systems going back to the M90p generation.  And while it is available as a full-height card, most are low-profile cards, suitable for SFF systems.  Be sure the check the length of space available in a SFF, especially for the M710s & M910s models, before you decide to buy, to ensure you get one short enough. 
The GT 1030 has twice the performance as the GT 730 (the previous best 30w low-power Nvidia card, which this replaces), and has important new graphics card features, such as DX 12 and 4K HDMI, and support for PureVideo HD 8 and Feature set H.

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Hey guys I was wondering if it's possible to put in a 3 or 4 tb hard drive into my laptop. The current max it says in the manual is 1 TB, but it also says that for other laptops but is possible to upgrade. I have an m.2 nvme 256 gb and a crucial 750 GB SSD in it right now. They are GPT formatted and it does have uefi, so I don't think it'll be an issue. But I've read about HP limiting sizes in the BIOS.  And also I cannot find this type of connector cable anywhere or what it's called. I do have pictures of it though. Thank you http://s36.photobucket.com/user/ahsfisher/library/?view=recent

A:Hard drive size limit in BIOS? What connector is the drive

@djmagnum You're going to have a problem using any drive larger than 2TB because they have to be formatted GPT -- and unless your current drive is also formatted GPT, you will not be able to "clone" it onto the new drive due to formatting differences. Here's a thread that shows you how to check to see what formatting was used for your drive:  http://www.multibooters.com/guides/determine-if-hard-drive-is-mbr-or-gpt.htmlGood Luck

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Hi guys, I am not sure why my hard drive C is smaller than hard drive D, It has been like this when I purchased this custom built PC, until right now I am having a hard time just to save space in drive C. and There is no way I can install any more program/software in drive C.
while for Drive D, I am using it to store personal file.

What I would like to do and to know is:
- Is my drive D a partition? Can I remove it? If I want remove it, will my hard drive C size become bigger?
- And how exactly I am going to remove the partition? what is the step and precaution that I have to take?

I have been looking for the solution everywhere, while there is many with similiar case. none has the exact situation like I do.
*I have attached some screenshot that might help.

A:HELP: Hard Drive C size smaller than Hard Drive D

Here's what I recommend:

first move the page file onto the C: drive (this might help, but it's not a proper tutorial.)

1. Shrink D: to half it's size.
2. create a new partition in the free space (call it B: )
3. copy the contents of D: to B:
4. delete partition D:
5. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.
6. Copy the content of B: to C:
7. delete partition B:
8. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.

I don't know why people insist on partitioning the main hard drive like this. And to sell it like that!
Your first image of Rapid Storage Technology does spook me a little bit. That could be a sign of a complication. However, it does not show a SSD. My best guess is the computer used to have a 40GB SSD that the system builder used for RST caching (incorrectly, if there's a 40GB partition on the HDD), which he took out before selling. In that case there shouldn't be a problem with the steps i outlined above.

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I have a Compaq laptop that I'm about to replace the hard disk in and I'm not up much on what the largest available disk is. NewEgg had a 320-Gig a few days ago; but, I went to order it just now and the largest I see there is a 250G. Seems the 320's are all gone.

What I need is the largest possible PATA disk in a name brand and at a reasonable price.

For those not familiar with PATA, it is the old, forty-pin data cable type.

A:Solved: Looking for the largest possible PATA hard disk for my laptop.

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Hello All

I have been around the block with PC's but I have a weird issue with my own home pc!

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate Box (64bit) I use as my entertainment center, it has 32gb memory, Raid 0 1 TB Drives (as the C Drive/Operating System with the bare basics I need installed)and a Raid 5 array with 4 1 TB Drives giving me close to 3 TB's.

My issue is:

The C Drive when edit and selectinging all says 21gb's used, but double clicking th computer icon or in disk managment it says I am using 970 or so gb's, leaving me 2+gb free, not good.

Ive done all the basics, temp, looked for log files, disk cleanup etc.....

Anyone have an idea where I can see where this size is coming from? I have show hidden files and dug into almost every folder looking where the heck this is coming from.

Anyone ever seen this?

A:HARD Drive Size


Welcome to Tech Support Guy

Before we start I know practically ZERO about raid arrays.

However firstly you cannot rely on edit and select all, it does not include hidden files and folder, protected operating files, the MFT etc to name just a few.

I would think that disk management and properties in computer of the drive are far more likely to be accurate

I would check with a chkdsk from cmd prompt running it at C prompt
chkdsk /f /v

The /f should fix the errors if there are any in the MFT and the /v provides additional information.
I presume you know how to get the results from event viewer

Then diskpart and if those two agree - you have a problem I think

I would also show hidden files and folders and unhide protected operating system files and see what is then shown.

If the MFT has become corrupt, that can cause the report to be incorrect but again I suspect it is the select all that is INCORRECT

This article is NOT for 7, but the principle is the same

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My old desktop was dropped. Ipurchased a new computer and want to buy an ide enclosure to mount my old hard drive in and access all the family photos that are on the old hard drive. It seems the enclosures are sold by hard drive disc size. How do i determine that size?. Is it marked on the old hard drive perhaps? please advise

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I purchased a used computer that is supposed to have a 13.6 GB hard drive. When I run a program called Belarc Advisor that lists all my software & hardware the data on the hard drive reads:

Generic IDE hard disk drive (5.16 GB) -- drive 0
Local Drive Volumes:
c: (on drive 0) 5.16 GB 3.04 GB free

Is the drive only 5.16 GB? The label on the drice does say 13.6 GB.


A:Hard Drive Size?

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