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Q: upgrading hard drive to ssd

hello,

My laptop has been going slower than I expected. Will upgrading my hard drive to a SSd make my computer faster?

I have uploaded a pic of my laptop specs

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: upgrading hard drive to ssd

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

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

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

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A week ago, a strange clicking noise befalled us whenever we attempted to boot the system. The BIOS welcome screen would run for much longer than usual, and then a message "No internal hard drive found." would display. We thought it would be a hard drive error and replaced it.

Now, however, placing in a bootable OS installation CD does not work! Whenever we try, the computer acts like there is no CD (although sometimes the CD does begin to spin), and says there is no boot device available.

I have tried a Ubuntu CD, a Windows Vista CD, a Windows XP CD, and none of them work. It does not matter what CD you put in; it does not work.

So what is the problem? Is it fixable? Was it the hard drive that broke?

The system is a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop.
 

A:Solved: After upgrading hard drive for Inspiron 5150 laptop, CD drive does not work

Never mind, everyone! It turns out, after I took it out and put it back in, it worked again. Maybe a connection problem... who knows.
 

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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?

Thanks

I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

Thanks
 

A:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.

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Has anyone undertaken an upgrade of the hard drive in a Libretto U100 to a SSD? This would surely improve performance significantly. What dimension is the hard drive in the U100 and what connector is used to attach the drive? Can anyone advise if this mod is possible?

Spymaster

A:Upgrading hard drive in Libretto U100 to SSD Drive

So, I have a machine with an SSD drive (Tecra M5) and it works like a charm. Unfortunately the drives are too expensive at the moment but you can gain some real performance.

Regarding your question: Should be possible. You have a 1.8" inch drive installed and there are SSD drives which have almost the same form factor. Usually the U100 was shipped with MK6006GAH or MK3006GAL drives.

Here?s a site which could help you, since the drive has the same connector like the drive in your machine: http://www.dvnation.com/microatapics.html

Just check it out and I hope you can use my hint for further research on SSD drives.. :)

Greets

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New here..in fact, fairly new to computers. I have Dell PC that a friend gave me when he got a new one. It is a Pentium III (550 mhz) with 384 mb of ram and running Windows 98SE. It has a 6gb hard drive which I want to upgrade. So I have bought a 40bg Maxtor hard drive. Ideally, I would like to create a small segment (maybe 2gb) for the os and leave the rest for my other programs. I want to do this because the last PC I had, a Packard Bell with Windows 95, was always self-destructing and I had to use the recovery disk to reload the os at least 4 times a year, thus losing all my programs every time. While I find 98SE to be much more stable, I thought segmenting the drive would be a good idea. Am I wrong about this? Can I just fire up the PC with this new hard drive in it, install the os and use a program like Partiton Magic (I have a disk for this) to segment the hard drive or is there more to it than this? Do I have to format the new hard drive in some manner? I appreciate any help you can give this old timer. Thanks.
 

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Hello...
I currently have a 36 GB SCSI u160 on my Dell Precision 530- Windows XP Prof. (upgrade). I want to install a larger capacity drive, assign it to be the boot drive (as well as partition it for storage), and keep the original for data. The drive Im looking at adding is the Seagate ST3146707LW- 146GB, u320. I have a series of questions:

1.) Will this drive will be compatible with my machine? Other forums indicate that the u320 drive will default to the u160 speed (I have an Adaptec AIC-7892 PCIif that helps)
2.) Once Ive backed up all of my info, is it just a matter of installing the new drive giving it SCSI ID 0 (and giving the old one a different ID#) and reformatting? Or are there additional steps that I need to go through?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I currently have a 60GB Maxtor hard drive, and I am planning on buying a larger one, perhaps a 200GB or larger. I have a few questions before I go out and buy one:

How much should I plan on spending for a hard drive?

What is a good brand to buy from?

Should I get a 7,200 rpm or 10,000 rpm hard drive?

Can I transfer my files on my old hard drive to the new one without losing/corrupting some of the files? Will I still have all the shortcuts and start menu items when I transfer? Will it be exactly the same as with the smaller hard drive except with more space?

Thank you for your help.
 

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i want to upgrade my 500GB hard drive to 1TB hard.can i upgrade it? whats the type of hard drive should i buy?

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Ok, So i have an HP Pavillion DV6000 laptop with a fujitsu 120Gb SATA Hard Drive. I would like to upgrade to a much larger hard drive. I bought a Western Digital 500gb laptop SATA hard drive. But when i went to install it, it didn't seem to fit correctly. I could put it in, and even close the lid back up. But when i went to boot the computer, on which i am going to install Windows 7, it gave me some error about a Media Drive Failure, or something to that sort. So i took it back out and realized that the hard drive didn't exactly connect the same as the old one. What kind do i need if this didn't work. I actually contacted HP and they said that my drive was SATA but they said my motherboard wont support anything more than a 120Gb... Well i need something way larger, and i already have an external hard drive. So what can i do to upgrade. Or am i doing something wrong with the installation?

Thanks for any help i receive

p.s. if pictures would help i can post some
 

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Does Windows 7 Ultimate have a utility that will allow me to upgrade my hard drive? I want to copy my installation from the old drive to a new drive and then take the old drive out of the PC? I don't want to have to make an image then reinstall the image to the new drive.

I know that there is software that can do this but if Windows does it I would like to keep to a minimum the amount of software I have installed.

If not what is highly rated software that does this task?

I like to do clean installs regularly but I don't like to have to make new images when I change how I have my system or have to do a lot of software installs after I re-image my drive.

I am going to do a clean install to my internal drive and an identical install to a USB drive that I can run Windows from. The purpose is this, Windows installation evolves with time, new settings, configurations, and software installation. An Image file is fairly static, there is little change that can be made to it, you may be able to delete or copy a file but you cannot change systems configuration, install or uninstall software to the image. With Windows install to a bootable USB drive I can decide to add any settings, configurations, or software installation to it that I like on the internal drive after a trail period.

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Norton Ghost 15 will do it - it works in Windows7.

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Hello,

I have an Hewlett-Packard Pavilion PC, Model 8240. This system is a Pentium 233 MMX CPU, 96MB SDRAM, and Win95 OS. The current system has a 4GB Hard drive. I have an opportunity to aquire a Quantum 20.5GB Fireball Plus Hard drive.

My 1st question - Will it work as a replacement for my system? I have read that alot of the past system could only handle up to 8.4GB max.

I want to upgrade to Win98.

My 2nd question - If the above drive will work, can I put my original drive as the 2nd hard drive and pull off the files from the original drive onto the new one. Or will the Win95 OS being installed on the original drive conflict with new one. I am trying to avoid backing up all my files and I have alot of them. If I had a CDRW, backup wouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for the info.
 

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Being that you want to upgrade to win98 I would think the best way to do it would be to remove your current drive by disconnecting the ide cabe, leave it physically in the machine.
Install the new drive as master.
Fdisk and format the new drive, choose y to the lba message, if your system won't see the entire drive you may have to use a manufacturers overlay to get the full size.
Install win98 to the new drive, it will ask for your original win95 cd to verify if it's an upgrade version.
Once you have win98 running, reconnect your old drive and set it as master or slave depending on which ide you have to put it on.
You should be able to copy what you need off the drive then you can format it and use it for backup or whatever
 

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is it posible to upgrade your hard drive without reloading everything, ex: windows and programs?
 

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Hi guys I?m new to the forum and need some help. I?ve never had this problem before and am at a loss for just what to do.
Ok so tonight I?ve been trying to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP and I know in order to do so I must reformat the harddrive as there?s no simple upgrade option. I?ve already backed up all my important files and everything else that I need to and was ready to format the harddrive when I put the Win7 DVD in the DVD rom drive and restarted the computer. I was rather surprised at first that it never even booted or recognized the DVD in the least bit and even blazed past my usual BIOS setup screen and relaunched XP. At first I didn?t think much of it and just restarted the system again and hit the corresponding key to boot from the DVD. However yet again nothing happened. On the 3rd attempt the computer froze completely without booting from the DVD or the HD.
Upon restarting yet again I decided to go back into windows and look for a solution. Remembering that there?s an option to manually dismount the HD and reformat it in Windows that?s what I decided to try. However, this is where I?ve run into a serious snag as the HD will not dismount no matter what I try to do. I?ve deleted any spare accounts thinking this might be the problem, reloaded into safe mode, without any luck attempting the same procedures and have manually tried to dismount it every way I can think of but the system still refuses to dismount the drive or even give me the option to reformat it ... Read more

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I upgraded a hard drive that had XP on it.

I put the new hard drive in along with the old hard drive and booted up the pc. It saw the new both hard drives. It saw c: and the new one was h:.

I then transferred everything over to the new hard drive and removed the old hard drive. When I brought the system back up it still sees the new hard drive as h:.

Is there a way to change the drive letter to c:??

Thanks in advance

Stufine
 

A:Upgrading Hard Drive

Basically, no. All system drive paths in the registry now point to H:.

How did you transfer? If you used Drive Image or Acronis, you had the option to hide the new partition from the old. You can then name the new drive as you want.
 

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I want to upgrade my 1TB Hard Drive to a SSD but I am not sure which one would fit inside the laptop or if it was even possible to upgrade. Any suggestions on which SSDs to use?













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We will need the full model number to post specific upgrade instructions. Some recent models are very difficult to disassemble, but any laptop with a SATA hard drive will run a SATA SSD. The best one on the market in terms of price/performance is the Samsung Evo 850: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491858147&sr=8-2&keywords=Samsung+Evo+850 If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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What is the best way to upgrade a hard drive? I want to put in a bigger hard drive in my PC and I want to keep everything on the old hard drive. I installed the new HD as a slave and copied the C: drive to the slave then took out the old drive and installed the new one. I copied everything including the windows (so I thought) but now it won't boot with the new drive in place. If I replace the new with the old everything works fine. Is there a better way of doing this?
 

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i would like to upgrade my hard drive. i am upgrading the memory to 512 mb ram within the next week. im waiting on it to be delivered. i have an ibm thinkpad r31. i would like to upgrade to a 40g. right now i believe i only have a 20g. i am trying to make my laptop faster and better. how do you tell what hard drives will work for your computer. i have searched online and couldnt figure it out. i had found this hard drive and thought i would try to find out if it would work. im lost.... lol ... http://tulsa.craigslist.org/sys/1088622846.html . you guys are all great. thank you.
 

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Yeah I have this old Compaq Deskpro EN Pent. III 733mhz processor that I wanna setup again for my bro to use. The hard drive bit the dust before I could reformat it. The hard drive is a 10 gb one. I wanna if I could upgrade it to lets say an 80 gb hard drive? Also I wanna put Linux OS on it. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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Model: 15-ac063nrProduct: M4C53UA#ABA I am trying to upgrade my laptop for its current HDD to a newer SSD however i can not find any instruction pertaining to this laptop and its style that allow me to get to the hard drive area.  I can get the case open part way put it will not let go arount the screen hinges. Any help for this model will be greatly appreciated. 

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Hi,
Well my problem is that I first installed Windows 7 onto a small GB hard drive and now whenever I install a new program my computer slows down noticeably. So i went out and bought a 1TB Seagate Barracuda. i then cloned over my old hard drive. What i would like to know now is how to make that new drive the system and boot disk so that I don't get the error message "ntdlr is missing"

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Startup Repair

It may help .

BTW ... have you included the system reserved partition in your clone ?

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Hi,I currently have a 60Gig Hard drive in my Toshiba Laptop running Win XP Home with 1 Gig RAm, the laptop is about 3 years old at the moment. I am thinking of upgrading my Hard drive and RAM to a >=250Gig and 2GB RAM. I upgraded RAM before so I've no problem with that but I'm a little nervous that I'm going to buy an incompatible HDD so any help is appreciated. I took out the old laptop HDD to have a look and its a 2.5" SATA HDD as far as im aware, manufactured by Toshiba. I don't think i'll have any issue copying the data over from the old had drive as i intend to make a clone with a live CD and then just restore to the new one. I want to know if the is a limit to how big(Storage) a HDD I can install or how fast it can be in relation to rpm and data transfer. Below are 2 which I was looking at. SeagateWestern DigitalI was also wondering should I stick with a Toshiba manufactured Hard drive for the Toshiba laptop. Thanks in advance.

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Hi MarcusMaximus,

If you mention your laptop model number, then people can give better advice. Different laptops use hard disks of different form factor.

Have a nice day

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I recently upgraded my harddrive (I think it was a Seagate 100 Mg) for my laptop running XP. The friend who re-installed windows for me installed drivers too (for example, I can watch video clips downloaded from a camera to the computer). But, when I put a DVD in, I get the message from Windows Media Player "because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer" I can't run it. I get a similar message from Real Player. Then, as an additional problem, when I tried to get a free download of QuickPlay (which I had before) to see if DVDs would play in it, I couldn't even get Quick Play - just QuickTime 7.3 or 7.4 which has no options to watch DVDs - only stuff from the internet. Do you have some suggestions.
Thank you very much
 

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This re-activation process has me saying over and over and over "this is why people buy Apple..... this is why people buy Apple".
I have a perfectly legitimate Windows 7 Professional license and installation, but it was on a tiny hard drive. Bought a 500gb hard drive, cloned the sytem [that was not easy... btw], and went to Activate windows 7. It will not activate.
Called microsoft [that was not easy]. their assumptions [automated robot] are wrong... my "activation window" displays no "digits".

anyone successfully done this?

A:Reactivating after upgrading Hard Drive?

It should work perfectly fine, your key is locked into your motherboard and cpu, not your hard drive. Customer Support didn't help you at all?

What's the specific error you're encountering?

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I need to upgrade my hard drive up from 80GB, but my drive was cloned up to 80, what would be the best kind of hard drive to purchase?
 

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Please help me! I've been given an ex-company Dell PC running Windows 2K which is password protected on BIOS the company no longer exists so I can't find out the login details and I don't want to force the login with some dodgy password cracking software. I've decided to upgrade the H/D and re-install a later version of Windows (XP). The old H/D is a Western Digital WD400-75PCFO 40GB IDE. The Processor is an Intel 4. What compatible H/D can I replace it with to run XP?
 

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How do I go about upgrading my hard drive on a Samsung laptop type NP355V5C A-06UK. I have an old 'ish SSD I want to use. This laptop uses UEFI. How can I get to transfer my info on my HDD 750GB to my SSD 120GB it needs to be compressed a little bit...
Hi guys and gals any Ideas?

A:How do I go about upgrading my hard drive on a Samsung lap

If your data on your hdd is more than 120 gb you will not be able to do it. If your data is less than 120 gb you have a chance and hope you have no data past 120 gb on the hdd. you will have to shrink the main partition so it will fit on the ssd.

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I am upgrading my MacBook's RAM and hard drive (from 2GB to 4GB and from 250GB to 500GB respectively), what is the easiest (and preferably most reliable) way to reinstall Windows and to restore programs, settings etc. to my new hard drive?

I have backed my Windows partition up to Time Machine (on the Mac Partition) but I want to do the sensible thing and back it up in Windows as well; what is the best program/way to do this? If all else fails I'll just put my old hard disk back in and start again but I really don't want to waste time by doing that.

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Upgrading Hard Drive and RAM, precautions?

The Windows backup is good. You can create a full system image.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

To restore it, see here: System Image Recovery

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Hi all I have an ASUS Zenbook which I just upgraded by swapping out the hard drive for an SSD. I reinstalled Windows 7 Home (64 bit) and other programs I use, all from scratch. As expected the laptop is faster than before. However, the fan is running much more than before, which surprises me, as I expected the opposite, especially after cleaning out a large quantiity of dust that had build up inside the machine. Any suggestions/tips how to debug this issue? thanks

A:Fan running much more AFTER upgrading hard drive to SSD!

Monitor for overheating to know if that is truly the issue: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Compare the reinstall you did to the perfect one compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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Hi
I have a core i5 optiplex 980, with a WDC1600AAJS hard drive (160gb). I have updated the Bios to the latest  version. I would like to know what is the largest hard drive that the new BIOS will support

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I just bought a new hard drive for my hp pavilion laptop. I went from a 10GB HD to a 40GB HD.

I backed up my old hard drive using Acronis True Image. I took out the old hard drive and replaced it with my new drive and then boot my computer using an Acronis True Image boot disk. I then restored the backup image I had taken to my new drive.

I am having a couple of problems with the new drive: 1) When I boot my computer it gives me some message about no system disk found. If I press enter then my computer loads into Windows XP. Any idea what is causing this?
2)I have a hard drive monitoring program on my computer. With the new drive installed it keeps saying that my hard drive temp is over a critical level (53 degrees C ). Is there something wrong with the hard drive or did I install something incorrectly?

FYI: HP Pavilion laptop, running Windows XP Professional, 512MB RAM, Old hard drive 10GB, new hard drive 40GB. Backup/Restore Program: Acronis True Image 7.0. Hard Drive Monitoring Program: HDD Health.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600. I want to put in a socket 478 3.0GHz. with an 800MHz. FSB plus HyperThreading. I need advice on how to this correctly. Also, I want to relace my 80-gig C drive with one with more capacity. I need help on how to do this too. Thank you.
 

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Hi there, I have a question concerning the re-installation of Windows 7 on my computer. I'm looking to upgrade my primary hard drive on my HP Omni 100, which when I purchased it the pc already had Windows 7 built in, ready to set up. My question is when I do upgrade the hard drive, will I be able to install Windows 7 the same way as before or do I need a hard copy (disc or other) to be able to set it up?

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If you want the preinstalled software and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7, then make your Recovery Disks to use to reimage the new HD.

If you want the superior clean reinstall then everything you need is here to get a perfect lean install of the OS: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have a Toshiba mx35x-s163. I would like to upgrade to a new hard drive. If I am missing the original disks, is there software that will take the OS, drivers and data to the new hard drive? Do I need a device to actually transfer the data? Any help would be appreciated.

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there are many softwares available that can clone your hard-drives, but after cloning your OS will work is not a guarantee(haven't tried it yet), but i hav read an article that it works.
Some of them(freely available) are - clonezilla, clone maxx, HD clone

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Hi All,

I am trying to upgrade the hard drive which has my operating system on it.
I disconnect all drives except the one which has the operating system and the new drive which will replace the old one.
I use Norton ghost to copy from the old to the new but when i connect the new drive only it does not boot into windows.
I beleive i have to make the partition of the new drive as active but at what stage do i have to do this?
Do i just have the new drive plugged in and then change the drive to active?
Can someone please explain exactly what i need to do.

Cheers

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Yes it has to be active. And is ghost copying the system reserve partition to the new drive ?
Also you may want to try doing a startup repair with your install disc up to 3 times.

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Hello,

I am interested in upgrading my laptop's hard drive from 160GB to 240GB. My laptop is a HP dv8327us that has two 80GB hard drives. When I asked HP, they said that I cannot do this because my laptop cannot support anything over 160GB. Is this true (I'm praying that it is not)?

I'm having a hard time believing this because there are a lot of websites out there that show you how to upgrade your laptop's HD and don't really mention size restrictions.

I tried posting a link to my specs, but because I am a newb, I am not allowed to do so. My specs can be found on HP's site. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please Help!
 

A:Upgrading laptop hard drive. Is too much = bad?

If you want my personal opinion/experience its much easier to just get a small external. example here are a few nice small handy ones that are 240G alone that go for under $100! (cheaper then updating, will work just as swell for storage and its mobile on top of the laptop already being mobile!) and just move all the crud you don't use or isn't essential to the external (music/videos/games/pictures etc)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ortable hard drive&Ntk=all&name=240GB - 320GB

(I put velcro on the back of my LCD and put velcro on my hdd so that way it stays on my laptop at all time unless i want to take it off..works great!)
 

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When i replace the hard drive of my laptop will i need to buy a new version of Windows 7 or will the recovery disc that came with the laptop do?
 

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Yes, you will be able to use your back up disks and everything should work out just fine.
 

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Hello

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop where i want to upgrade the 40gb hard drive to 250. The problem i have is that i want to keep the option for installing back to factory condition with the ctrl+f11 key. I have tried imaging the 40gb to the 200 and then had to extend the c:\ to take up the space on the bigger hard drive then i tested that the ctrl + f11 key would work but i get the error message that the mbr has changed, which i think would be because of changing the size of partition c. If any one has any suggestion much appreciated.

Thanks
 

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I've been thinking about upgrading my Compaq Presario R4000's hard drive from the original Toshiba MK4035GAS 40GB to maybe this: https://www.amazon.com/128GB-KingSpec-2-5-inch-SM2236-Controller/dp/B0091T4ZWU or this:          https://www.amazon.com/Super-Talent-2-5-Inch-Internal-FE8256MD2D/dp/B00L53B7BM/ref=pd_lpo_147_tr_t_3... Any thoughts or things I need to take into consideration?

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I am curious if either of these 2 hard drives will be ok to upgrade my computer with. On the overview sheet of what my computer can take it shows the following hard drives listed below. My question is will my computer will be able to handle these 2 Western Digital Cavier Blue drives? If so which one is the better drive? Thanks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073


Hard drives

One or two of the following
80-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (8MB Cache,7200 rpm).
160-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (8MB Cache,7200 rpm).
RAID 80-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (7200 rpm)
RAID 160-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (7200 rpm)
250-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (7200 rpm).
2nd hard drive, 80-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (8MB Cache7200 rpm).
2nd hard drive, 160-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (8MB Cache,7200 rpm).
2nd hard drive, 250-GB SATA 3.0-Gb/s Hard Drive (8MB Cache,7200 rpm)
 

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What is the largest size hard drive people have upgraded to?

I have read a few posts and some people have suggested that 4 times the original size is about as big as one should go.

Also what imaging or migration software did people use?

Thanks

Will
 

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A friend of mine currently has Windows 7 installed and wants to get a new hard drive and then upgrade to Windows 10. Whats the current way to do this?

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I'm thinking about doing a complete upgrade on my computer.

All I really want to save from my original tower is my 128MB of RAM and the processor. My motherboard was the 'onboard' type, so I'll be needing several new parts. I have a Pentium II 400MHz processor that I want to keep. What type of motherboard should I buy (keeping in mind the $$$)? (make personal recommendations). What type of hard-drive (10GB+ of course)?

Also, if someone could point out a good site for rebuilding a PC with my specs, I'd appreciate it.

Oh yeah, would anyone know of a good place that I could get a full copy of WIN98 SE for cheap?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Col
 

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hi everyone

The problem i am having is my father in law wants to upgrade his 3gb hd to an 80gb hd both are western digitals.he has an asus pentium 3 550 mhz mobo
on the mother board it says p2b.which i am assuming is the model.i installed the 80 gb drive and it won't detect it it just locks up in cmos.i am thinking that his bios does not support that large size.he is using windows xp pro os.

any help would be appreciated

thanks
 

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if it is a WD adn it is alone on the IDe ribbon it should not have a jumper. the newest models of WD drives require no jumper be set if they are alone on the IDe ribbon.

WD utility Disc should have a patch utility feature for patching a bios for drives larger than 37 gb on older mobo's. I know they used to include it.
 

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I am upgrading my MacBook 5,1; 2.4GHZ next week.
I am upgrading the RAM from 2GB to 4GB.
I am upgrading the HD from 250GB to 500GB.

I will be reinstalling Mac OS X; no problems there.
I will also have a 100GB or so Vista Bootcamp Partition; I currently have a copy of both Vista Pro x86 and Vista Pro x64 in my possession ready to use. Should I install a32bit or a 64bit edition?

I will be using it mainly for gaming (not particularly high end gaming but all 32bit games, no 16bit games) but I am unsure whether my 4GB of RAM will be fully utilised by the 32bit edition.
On the other hand 64bit isn't officially supported on this model but according to others seams to run without problems.

Should i go for 64bit or stay 32bit? Opinions and personal experience welcomed.

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Welcome,

I think this article fairly represents my opinion,

as well as many others who have posted at this forum.


32-Bit Vista Memory Limits : Windows Vista and Windows 7 Help

Bottom line, I would go with 32 bit. You will not see much of an imporvement with 4GB RAM. The suggestion in this Forum is over 4GB go with 64. MS says that you can go 64 with 2GB, but not a recommendaion of this Forum.

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The original hard drive that came with my Dell Studio XPS 8100 crapped out and I installed a new one just this spring. Now that hard drive has also bit the dust. I was advised to upgrade my RAM and I have a few questions concerning that.

I get that RAM is like "hands". The more "hands" you have, the quicker tasks are completed, programs are opened, etc etc. Does having more RAM also help the hard drive last longer? I was told that the more RAM installed, the easier the tasks are done by the hard drive, thus less strain. Is this true?

Also, since I have to purchase a new hard drive and re-install everything, should I wait until after it's all done before slipping in a new stick? Does it matter what slot out of the 4 it goes into? Are there any specific requirements/recommendations that you might advice me to take?

I really appreciate all the help and advice you send this way! Thank you for your time and patience with my newbie questions.

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The original hard drive that came with my Dell Studio XPS 8100 crapped out and I installed a new one just this spring. Now that hard drive has also bit the dust. I was advised to upgrade my RAM and I have a few questions concerning that.

I get that RAM is like "hands". The more "hands" you have, the quicker tasks are completed, programs are opened, etc etc. Does having more RAM also help the hard drive last longer? I was told that the more RAM installed, the easier the tasks are done by the hard drive, thus less strain. Is this true?

I wouldn't think it would have any measurable effect on hard drive life. You just had bad luck. RAM is much faster than a hard drive and that's why you see improved performance, within reason. RAM doesn't perform miracles. If you are not using all that you now have, putting more in isn't going to help. Your CPU horsepower is also a major factor in overall performance.
You have 8 GB of RAM now. I don't know what you do on your PC, but 8 is plenty for well over 90% of all people. The chances of you needing more is small. I've got 4 GB and have never used it all.
Also, since I have to purchase a new hard drive and re-install everything, should I wait until after it's all done before slipping in a new stick? Does it matter what slot out of the 4 it goes into? Are there any specific requirements/recommendati... Read more

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I really want to upgrade my hard drive but at this moment, I'm confuzzled. Is upgrading hard drive similar to upgrading memory, as far as certain specifications go? I go to maxtor.com and I saw a whole bunch of stuff that started looking fuzzy to me after I made a feeble attempt to understand...ATA??? SCSI??? Erf? Ack, someone please clear this up for me!
 

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