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T480 Harddisk Upgrade

Q: T480 Harddisk Upgrade

Hi,I'm planning to Buy a T480 (getting upgraded from T420) I would like to know how many Hard disk options are available on a T480. will it come with 2 slots so that i can separate it with the OS on one and data to the other one. Also I want to buy with 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5" which comes by default and can i upgrade to 1 TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2 later. can you please help Thanks,SRini

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Hi, I've just received my new T480 from the factory directly. Specs include a second M2 SSD of 128 Gb on top of the primary NVME SSD of 512Gb. I was expecting the primary drive to be the faster and bigger NVME drive and the secondary drive the slower and smaller M2 SSD. However, the config is the other way around, how crazy is that? No my questions for this forum are: - is anyone aware if this is by design or just a mistake- what's the best way to swap the two around, so that the NVME will be the OS and maintaining my current setup and all the partitions I guess I can use some tool like Acronis (does that work with NVME?), but maybe you have a better suggestion? Thanks in advance, David

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Hi,I'm planning to buy the T480 Laptop and i want to buy the RAM outside and upgrade. i would like to know how many Slots will be there by default in the T480 Laptop so that i can buy the RAM accordingly. I'm planning to buy with the 4gbDDR4 RAM and upgrade it to 32gb by purchasing 2 16gb Sticks. can i do that. how can i get confirmed that the T480 comes with 2 slots or 1 SLOT for Ram. can you please help what's the best option to get it upgraded to 32gb ram  

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Hi I have a 1Tb SATA hard disk, Iam planning to replace it with a SSD for better performance, is this possible? and if so what is the maximun capacity that can be installed.

A:Harddisk Upgrade possible?

Hi, Basically yes and to make everything simple, please use 1TB SSD. Samsung 850 series is very hot now. Why I say easy/simple, because with 1TB (or larger) you can clone the whole existing HDD (1TB) and the changeover will be much simpler. Regards.

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Hi, I bought a t480 and would like to upgrade the main bay hdd to ssd. My questions are 1. What ssds are best right now. Sata or m.2 pcie? ight now i am rooting samsung 860 evo as my first choice. Should i go for Sata 3 or m.2 pcie? i am aware that pcie lane us only x2 so i will not be able to utilize the speed of the pcie. Is it the same with the sata 3? 2. Do i need special casing or connectors if i will install samsung 860 evo? 3. Do we have other better options?I also read crucial mx-500 ssd if that is more practical. Im planning to use my t480 for coding. It has i58thgen 32 GB Ram and dedicated mx150 graphics and also instaled a 240 GB ssd form 2242 in wwan. Thanks for your help. Ps. Where to buy the ssds in great prices and reliability?

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Hello, I have a t480 with 8 giga ram and would like to upgrade. I would like to know if it is possible / advised to add 16 , or should it be symetric (e.g. 2 x 8, 2 x 16...).And which ram is advised?Thank you

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I want to know weather i can upgrade my harddrive from 500gb to 1tb or not. if yes than which hard drive will support.please tell me as early as possible. I have HP Pavilion 15-e017tx Notebook.

A:can i upgrade my harddisk from 500gb to 1 tb

Hi, Yes you can. Any standard HDD for laptops today can do the job. My suggestion: because HP uses HDD's from few vendors therefore use Device Manager, Disk drives to see which vendor of the existing HDD and buy from same vendor for firmware compatible (note: this is NOT a must). I also suggest: buy fater speed (7200RPM) and big cache. Regards.

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Hi All, I have 1 TB internal harddisk in my lenovo z50-70. I am thinking to replace the current harddisk with new 1tb internal storage(hdd or ssd) depending of my storage needs. If I plan to purchase 1 more 1tb drive , can the 9.5mm caddy support 1tb drive ?scenario: 1tb internal and 1tb replaced instead of caddy.

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Hey everyone,So I'm in the market forthe T480.I was wondering what's the lowest ram and storage options I can pick but guarantee that i can later upgrade to 32gb ram and a 1tb m.2 ssd pcie nvme 3rd gen from a third party? The current options listed when custom building: For RAM:4 GB DDR4 2400MHz8 GB (4 + 4) DDR4 2400MHz8 GB DDR4 2400MHz16 GB DDR4 2400MHz32 GB (16 + 16) DDR4 2400MHz16 GB (8 + 8) DDR4 2400MHz For storage: 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5"128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3, 2.5"256GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2Intel 180GB Solid State Drive SATA3 OPAL2.0 M.2512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.21 TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2

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Hi all, I have bought T480 with pre-installed Windows 10 Home.Now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, but as the description of the following link: https://support.lenovo.com/jp/en/solutions/ht103102 It seems to unable to upgrade from Home to Pro. I really want to upgrade to Pro version because I already had the Pro key. So, anyone has solution to upgrade to Pro version? Please help me! Many thanks for your help!  

A:T480 how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

Hello,Welcome to Lenovo Community.
I'm not sure why that information does not help.  If you have tried this process regarding  how to use your product key, and that does not work, you may have to contact Microsoft.

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I've just purchased online a brand new lenov thinkpad T480. However, I would like to buy some additional memory to get the full 32 GB. I wasn't able to find all the details (unbuffered or not) on the lenovo page so I that wanted to double check with you guys. Does this mem work for the T480?  https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/kingston-valueram-1x-16gb-ddr4-2400-so-dimm-260-pin-memory-6068...  Many thanks for your help guys!  













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A:memory upgrade for new lenovo T480

Hi math2,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Memory Specifications of ThinkPad T480 - 32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets.
 
@math2 wrote:
I've just purchased online a brand new lenov thinkpad T480. However, I would like to buy some additional memory to get the full 32 GB. I wasn't able to find all the details (unbuffered or not) on the lenovo page so I that wanted to double check with you guys. Does this mem work for the T480? 
 
https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/kingston-kcp424sd816-1x-16gb-ddr4-ram-unbuffered-model-specific...
> It will work fine. 
 

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello Guys,I already have "ThinkPad 1TB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD" part # Part No: 4XB0N10301 , so i am wondering if i order T480 with 500 GB HDD to save some money and then replace HDD  with 1 TB Samsung SSD. Will it wok?  RegardsManzoor

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I have a compaq presario 800. It have run out of warrenty. My friend have given me a 20GB harddisk, i am thinking of installing it in myself, but i am scared when i open the laptop up, some small components will drop out and i will not be able to use my system anymore.

Anyone with the experience in upgrading harddisk or know of any website that have pics that show how to upgrade a compaq presario 800 harddisk?
 

A:upgrade compaq presario 800 harddisk

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Hi,I am going to upgrade hardisk for HP Pavilion dv6-4023tx.  My platform is WIN7 64bit,The applications I using are archiCAD19, Photoshop CC2015, Cinema4D R17, AutoCAD2015 Would you please advise whether it support 1TB harddisk?  What the max capacity haddisk this laptop support.  Do I need to update the BIOS? Whether I can install 240GB SSD harddisk or even 500GB SSD harddisk?  Which brand & model you recommend?What the max capacity SSD haddisk this laptop support.Do I need to update the BIOS? Can I use harddisk tray to replace the DVD on this laptop, therefore I can have 2 harddisk working in the system?What is the model for this harddisk tray?  whether it can support both SSD and normal harddisk? thanks Philip 

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I have the above laptop, but the harddisk space is running out. The quotation from compaq for the harddisk upgrade is very ex. I have bought a new harddisk. But i can't find any webby that teaches how to DIY upgrade the harddisk for my presario 800. How any1 done it b4 or maybe thats a web site that teaches how to do it?

Any help is appreciated.

 

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Hi , I have HP ENVY 15t-ae100 non touch and with Intel graphics card. I wanted to upgrade the 1TB harddisk with 1TB Samsung SSD. Let me know if the SSD is compatible and can I get it changed in a HP service center. Best Regards,Vivekanandan M

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can upgrade my ram and harddisk HP 15-r006tu Notebook PC 

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Hello forummembers,Is it possible to upgrade my harddisk to a bigger one. I am planning to upgrade my harddisk to 500GB or more and the manual says 128M2 SSD or 256GB SATA SSD. I was wondering if a 500gb SSD or more wil work both M2 and SATA.Thank you all for the support 

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I've just bought a new T480 with an optical 500GB hard drive and I'm hoping to upgrade to an SSD. I was thinking of getting something like a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe with a caddy, but then I read this post https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-with-sata-hdd-upgrade-to-1-TB-NVMe/... So now I'm wondering whether it would be a waste of money, and negligible speed difference, to get something like the 970 Evo? Or would I be better of saving some money and getting a SATA SSD, something like the Samsung 860 EVO? My main use is running virtual machines and Java development using IntelliJ, if that makes a difference. Thanks.

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Hi,I have a T480 20L50004MX that I want to upgrade with WWAN.I have the following module at my disposal: 4XC0Q92823 L830-EB CAT6 WWAN moduleThere is no pre-installed WWAN antenna.Browsing the web I have come across the following candidates (only found kits with WiFi antennas included):01YU638Antennsats WL+WW, MG, Lux, WN-201YU639Antennsats WL+WW, MG, Sp, WN-201YR494Antennsats WL+WW, PPS, Lux, WN-201YR495Antennsats WL+WW, PPS, Sp, WN-2Which one should I choose or is there a better option? 

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Hello,Is it possible to upgrade the hardisk of a ibm thinkpad R50e, running sparky linux, with a SSD? If possible which kind of SSD? For example this one:KingSpec SSD Thanks

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my hp omen 15ax001tx can upgrade harddisk to m.2 NVME (approx. 2000 MB/s)

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Did somebody get the instruction that can help to do the harddisk upgrade, as the harddisk is fixed inside the laptop.

Many thanks.
 

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I recently purchased a T480 Laptop with 500 GB Hard Drive and 16GB Optane Memory. I would like to upgrade to a 1 or 2 TB Hard Drive. It's my first time upgrading a hard drive, and I have searched how to do that, but I would like to make sure there isn't anything I should do differently with Laptop using Optane Memory. Should I disable that first, or can I follow the instructions to clone and swap the hard drive without disabling first? Thanks for the help.

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I am using a T480 with the TB3 dock and 2 external monitors.My problem is my screens go black for a couple of seconds every x amount of time. I've updatad all drivers found under the Display and Video graphics section Drivers T480I remember when updating to Intel Thunderbolt Software for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad T480, T480s, X1 Carbon Gen 6 - 1.41.565.0I received the following screen:(I did get 2 Thunderbolt SW apps in my start menu and uninstalled the one which was visible via add/remove programs) These updates did not resolve my monitor issue.I later on noticed there is a new TB3 Dock FWWhen I wanted to make the update I got the message the TB SW had to be above 17.4.77.400. (the version insalled and active was 1.41.565.0) I reinstalled TB SW 17.4.78.500 and performed the TB3 dock FW upgrade. Now I am in the situation I do not have a Thunderbolt SW application to allow/select TB devices to connect.V1.41.565.0 seems to be a new DCH driver. reverting back to the legacy driver 17.4.78.500 is not somethig I should have done.It seems the DCH driver came with it's own Thunderbolt SW application, which is no longer available. Is there a procedure to completly reinstall the DCH driver including the Thunderbold SW or revert back to the legacy driver with Thunderbold SW (which now states the application is not in use anymore) Thanks!

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Well, as the title says, will the Samsung 951 512GB Nvme work in my HP Pavilion 13-A290ND X360 laptop? I bought the SSD, I removed my old one, and put the samsung in my laptop but it is not working. The laptop cannot find my SSD. Is it possible to let this SSD work with my laptop? If not, which SSD should I use? I need at least 512gb and it would be fine if I can use 1tb ssd in my model to work with. Thanks for all the support.

A:Harddisk upgrade support 128GB SSD M.2 B+M Type -> 512GB SSD...

From the Manual: Support for M2 SATA-3 next generation form factor (NGFF) solid-state drives So you have a PCI-E M.2 and it needs to be SATA.  https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-256-SATA-MTS600-TS256GMTS600/dp/B00KLTPT6A/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&... If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi Team , Need Suggestion and help for upgrading the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 SSD Hardisk .  Current Storage Size : 128GBI need to replace or extend it to 1TB . My Laptop Configuration .Model : ThinkPad T480CPU : Intel Core i7-8650U Processor Quad Core vPro. - I need to pointers within lenovo website to buy the T480 SSD Hardisk- I need formal quotation from different vendors to buy the  T480 SSD Hardisk . Do let me know , if more information is required Regards,Saurabh Goel

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I took the back cover off.  I have one WD 500gb harddrive.I am not seeing a dedicated SSD slot to add a second harddrive. So i need to remove the standard drive and swap with a SSD? And suggestions on types of SSD?

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Hallo,

I have an old Tecra 8100 an I want to upgrade the BIOS. Who know which Harddisk is supported (20 GB, 40 GB) and where can I find the specifications?

Thanks for your information.

Georg

A:Tecra 8100, upgrade BIOS, whitch Harddisk is supported (40 GB?)

Hi

As I?m not mistaken the Tecra 8100 supports an IDE HDD controller.
In such cases it should be possible to use the 2.5? IDE HDDs.

I cannot say much about the supported sizes but fact is that the supported HDD size depends on the HDD controller. The older IDE controllers until ATA-5 (also called Ultra ATA/66 or Ultra DMA/66) supported the LBA 28bit which allows you to use max 120GB HDD.

Since ATA-6 (also called Ultra DMA mode 5 or Ultra-ATA100) you can use IDE HDDs bigger than 128GB.

So if you want you can check your IDE HDD controller using an hardware diagnostic tool (i.e Everest home edition). Then you could find out what IDE controller it is and what HDDs are supported.

Cheers

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.
 

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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Another similar question, is it possible to install more RAM into the T480?  It comes with 16GB, but are there sockets available to install another 8GB?
 
Moderator note: post moved, subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Hard Drive Replacement

A:T480: add RAM?

Per the base spec:  "32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets"
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
Depending on how your machine shipped, you may have a single 16GB stick and an empty socket, or two occupied sockets.
 
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If I buy a T480 mostly for office use I think an i5 could do the job or what do you think? I don't have any games at all but many people thinks that it is crazy not to buy an i7. Peter

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I've noticed my fan always stays on regading the temps when my machine is plugged on the 65W charger, temperatures remain between 38 and 57 on light use, but even when idling the fan kicks on as soon as I plug in my charger and turns off a couple seconds after I plug it off. I have tried to fix it by installing the patch mentioned on https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/es/en/solutions/ht506625 and changin the BIOS profile for the plugged status (it's on the same profile now both for AC plugged and unplugged) but the problem perists. Anyone knows how to fix this issue without the need to install 3rd party software or can point me to the windows 10 settings that regukate this behaviour? Thanks in advance.

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Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off ,when it came back, i can't find the archives on the partition , nor the mp4

also some sound files disappered from the mp4, also files are occupying space whether on the hard disk or the mp4

i tried to show hidden files, but i still can't find the files

so what's wrong ?? , how can i get the files again ??? because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

thanks in advance

Best regards,

A:HardDisk & MP4

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off


Hi.

Does that mean you lost power to your computer or drive?







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


because the computer shows that they are still occupying space


If you lost power whilst transferring, there is a good chance some of the files will have become corrupt.

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i have an old hdisk on an old pc.
the disk label shows that is 4+ Gigs
when i try to fdisk and format, only half is available
at fdisk options appears to be only 2+Gigs
wtf?
 

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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I am trying to setup the 3rd Hard Disk in my CPU. It doesn't seems to able detect my already formated hard disk. Is it possible to have 3 Hard Disk in 1 CPU? If so, how do should I go about it? Do I need to do anything with the Jumper on the Hard Disk?
 

A:3 HardDisk in 1 CPU

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Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead

A:harddisk

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

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Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.
 

A:Best HARDDISK

Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

125bucks.
 

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Hi!Where can i buy sata cabel to my ideapad y700 because i have ssd but i cant connect hdd harddisk because i dont know where to buy the cabel. I only have ssd m.2 .  Please help me !

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I have an 80GB IDE Hitachi HD which was formatted NTFS on my computer running Win 7 Ultimate. My problem is that when connected to my computer via external Sharkoon Drive link USB adapter, it is not shown in Windows Explorer but is shown in Device Manager as USB Device and in Computer Management it is shown as ?Disk 1 ? Not initialized? and when clicking on to initialize, an error shows as ?This device not ready?. Same occurred on another PC running Vista Ultimate. Strangely, when connected to IDE inside PC it works perfectly. Can anyone help please?

ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 MB
500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
3.2GB CPU
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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I have an ultraDMA harddisk from compaq. I hope to know what is the ATA and RPM value of my 20GB drive. Is there some software that I can use to check it?
 

A:Harddisk

The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
251974-B21

This was at http://www.compaq.com/products/desktops/options/options_storage1.html
That doesn't mean that there aren't more. The way to know, for certai8n, is to open your system up, and get the part number, or full specs from off the HDD case itself.
 

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

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Hello,

Re: Win98SE - Intel 465 Mhz

The harddisk in my PC is 8 GB of which only 2,56 GB is still available now.
From I similar PC (done away in the meantime) I still have a 8 GB IDE harddisk.
and want to place it in my PC.
Please mind that I have never opened a PC sofar.

a) I don't know to what electronic circuit-cable it must be connected (wondering about serial and parallel)

b) then this second harddisk must somehow be connected to and made visisable to the system (by cables I think; however what cables, new ones or
already present)

When I tried to google this subject I only found items on partitioning etc, not
about how to get and connect a second harddisk inside a PC.
Furthermore I have no idea whether there are special well-known problems
related to having a seond harddisk installed (e.g. very slow system)

Advises will be highly aprreciated.

Best regards,
a.ruiter
 

A:add a second harddisk

This may help http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/seconddrive.html
 

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hi

i have a western digital 160gb caviar blue hd now i want to buy a new one but some questions are bothering me

first is seagate any better than western digital i ask this because 1tb seagate is just slightly expensive than 500gb western digital so should i go for seagate?

second is that if i buy seagate, will it cause any problem to the system having one wd hd and one seagate?

please answer in details would love to hear anything to increase the knowledge

A:help about a new harddisk?

1. you can mix any makes of disks. They are all 'compatibel'.

2. the make does not matter. They are all the same since they all come from the same factories in Thailand. I have a dozen different makes and do not notice any difference.

3. except Seagate - one of those just died on me. The first and only disk that died in my installations.

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

A:Harddisk!

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