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Buying Blu-ray drive for X230T I7

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone can confirm if Lenovo Blu-ray drive, MPN 45N7463 is compatible physically and fully functional with the Ultrabay 3 series using my X230 tablet (I7/16GB) when docked.Thanks!

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone can confirm if Lenovo Blu-ray drive, MPN 45N7463 is compatible physically and fully functional with the Ultrabay 3 series using my X230 tablet (I7/16GB) when docked.Thanks!

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I'm looking at buying one of these to replace my old Samsung one that has given up on me recently. Perusing around various sites I have been unable to find many reviews or recommendations as to the best one to buy. All I find is info on DVD-Writers mainly.

I know this is a fairly inexpensive upgrade and performance probably doesnt differ that much between most drives, but could you please make some recommendations to any particular drive so I know that my money will go towards something that is of decent quality?

Money is not really an issue, but I dont want a DVD Writer. Also I would prefer Tray rather than Slot Loading.

Thanks, hope you can help some
 

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Samsung SD-616 is very quiet and fast.
 

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I am considering to sell my WD my book live and buy Buffalo linkstation pro 4 TB, I would like to hear from people who used Linkstation pro. What its features dose really works? I am asking because the some of the features of WD my book live doesn't work properly such as private share issues and direct connect problem, if you research the problem you'll know what I mean. Also can I set static IP in Linkstation pro?

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Is it possible to buy an economical DVD drive for Windows XP that's on the hardware compatibility list and/or will function correctly under Windows XP without the need for 3rd party software, and if so, where can I find such a drive? Nothing I've found for sale is on the HCL. I'd like a drive that's writeable but can live without it. My main concerns are simplicity and reliability.
 

A:Buying a DVD Drive for XP

bigstraightal said:

Is it possible to buy an economical DVD drive for Windows XP that's on the hardware compatibility list and/or will function correctly under Windows XP without the need for 3rd party software, and if so, where can I find such a drive? Nothing I've found for sale is on the HCL. I'd like a drive that's writeable but can live without it. My main concerns are simplicity and reliability.Click to expand...
I would think that any of the DVDs will work. Also I normally use the use the software that comes with the drive, not the CD / DVD writer provided in XP.
 

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Just installed a PogoPlug and want to buy a hard drive to attach to it.
Here are some questions:

1. desktop drives have to be plugged in and portable drives generally run off of USB. I hate cables but am guessing that portables might sacrifice other benefits compared to a desktop drive. What would those be?

2. can anyone give a quick-phrase summary comparing the major brands?

3. Are there particular features or specifications that are more important because I'm accessing the drive via WiFi and through the PogoPlug?

4. Any other advice is welcomed!
 

A:buying external drive for NAS

1. The models that I see, only support external HDD's. So internal drives are irrelevant. However, most external drives use AC power, not USB power. And when shopping for a drive, only get a drive that uses AC power.

2. I've not had any issues with any of the major brands.

3. none

4. none
 

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, is the best I could think off.

My sister has a laptop in which the HD has failed. So she needs a new one.

I had a laptop a few years back, in which it broke, so I thought I would give the hard drive to her, but it does not fit to it. So I guess there are different sizes of HDs.

I would like to know what are my options to purchasing a new HD, or am I stuck having to buy the exactly same model?

Here are what I found about the drive the failed:

Toshiba MK1032GSX HDD2D30
100 GB 5400 rpm
16 MB of cache, a 12 ms access time, and a 12 ms seek time
SATA150 2.5"

Looking at the back of the laptop, this is the information I see that might help:

Toshiba Satellite U205-S5034
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Any other info, you might think I can provide for assistence let me know.

Thank you for your time.
 

A:Buying a new hard drive

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Hi everyone,

I am thinking about buying a new Hard Drive to be specific the WD Scorpio Blue.
The reason for this is that my current WD Scorpio 80GB is just not big enough for me.

Anyway I have posted this because i was wondering how would I transfer my files and settings from my current hard drive over to my new hard drive when i get it.

Thanks for anny help and tips.

A:Buying A New Hard Drive

Are you moving from one boot drive to another boot drive?

Do you want to simply transfer your Windows system and all of your files to the new drive?

If so, you can do that by "cloning" with an application such as Acronis.

Or you can use the "imaging" capability found in Acronis, Macrium Reflect, or Paragon.

Your third choice is to reinstall Windows on the new drive.

Imaging and cloning are not foolproof, so be prepared to reinstall if you have to--back up your data.

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So my Dell Dimension 8400 maxtor 160 GB ATA-150 hard drive has crapped out and I want to replace it. I really have no idea about how to pick out a new one, particularly in terms of compatibility. Does anyone have a suggestion?
 

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You can go with any IDE ATA drive you want
 

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i want to buy a new hard drive for my old comp but how do i find out which type ( IDE Ultra ATA100, IDE Ultra ATA133 sata, Serial ATA150, Serial Attached SCSI ect) how do i find out which one my comp is?
 

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when buying a hard drive do i want a high number for the latency or a low number?

Please help

Thanks
 

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Hi Guys,
My hard drive has gone kapoot, so I need a new one.
Sorry if my questions are silly, but I dont know anything about the inside of the computer, But I want to do this job myself for two reasons, 1) to save me the small fortune the computer shop charges me, and 2) because I want to slowly learn what going on behind thoes white tin walls.

Ok, The hard drive I have now is a Hitachi Deskstar. ATA/IDE 7200rpm.
I have been looking on ebay and already im confused, There are three types from what I can see, IDE, SATA and SCSI, what is the difference between these, and seeing as mine has ATA on it, must I buy a ATA type???

I was looking at this one on ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com.au/400GB-HITACHI-DESKSTAR-7200_W0QQitemZ260006736753QQihZ016QQcategoryZ64463QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem but it has SATA on it, does that mean its not compatible with my computer??

Also, when I find the right H/D is it as easy as plugging it in and installing my O/S on it?

Thanks for any help people, Cheers, Ryan.
 

A:Buying a new hard drive.

not knowing what you have in the rest of the computer, if the drive you are replacing is a normal IDE drive that is what I would relace it with. Your system may not have SATA controllers.
 

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I currently have a 160 GB HD for my OS and Docs. I am going to get a 500 GB HD and replace it. I need to keep the price under $100 so a SSD is out of the question. What specs do I need to look for to insure I get the fastest drive for the buck. Also I would like to find out the specs on my current 160 GB. It was in the computer when I purchased it so I do not have a manual. How can I find out the specs? Thanks,

A:Buying New Hard Drive

Speed it rotates (5400, or 7200)

Cache (the bigger the better)

IDE, or EIDE (if internal), ATA, or sata.

If external USB 2 or 3, or firewire.

I would also check out what their warranty is.

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I am a computer novice

I want to buy a good (but not break the bank) DVD recorder/player external drive for my PC

What should I look for??

I intend to back up my own data, photos, music etc etc

but in the future I am sure I will do more than this (??)

what do I need to be careful of?

many thanks for your input
 

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I currently have an IDE hard drive that is 27GB...I want to buy another one that is like 20GB-40GB IDE....is there anything I need to know before buying one?
 

A:Anything I need to know when buying new hard drive?

The only thing I can think of is to get one that is 7200 rpm so you have quick access to the drive. It will cost a lttle more but worth it as far as I am concerned.
 

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Ok I am looking at these 2 hard drives i need your opinions on what one to get

western digital 200GB 7200RPM 8mb Cache for $99.99

or should i spend the extra 30 bucks and get

MAXTOR 250GB ata133 7200RPM 16Mb Cache $129.99

And how should i format the hard drive? a NTFS or a Fat32? does it matter what my other one is formatted as?
thanks alot
 

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Hello, I was planning on purchasing a DVD drive and I was wondering if i should get a DVD-ROM or a DVD-RW drive. All i really want to do is watch movies and install games that now have DVD software . Anyway I was wondering what type I should purchase because i know DVD-ROM drives are cheaper. And I don't think I will be buring any DVD's anytime soon.
 

A:Buying the right kind of DVD drive

In the case of not burning DVDs, your best mate will be LiteOn (who recently merged its DVD-rom division with JVC).
Any model with a type-number of 163 or higher is a great choice. Look for their drives with Smart-X and ABS technology.
 

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presently i'm using....a 7.5 GB hard drive( ok,quit laughing).

what information from my computer do i need to know when i go to a store to pick out a new hard drive. i am contemplating just getting a 60gb-ish hard drive and just compleetely replace the 7.5GB i have now. that is not bothering to use a duel hard drive.

(7,5GB /Brand/Model SAMSUNG SV0761D right now original hard drive on this computer manufactured in 2000)
thanks.
 

A:when buying a hard drive

Get either a Maxtor or western Digital. Make it a 7200 rpm with 8mb cache and you'll have a dandy.
 

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Hi All -

OK. I already know that floppy disks are ancient and anyone who still saves data to them must be crazy. Well, I'm 48 and when I first started using computers they didn't have CD-ROM drives - or any other kinds of drives for that matter - other than floppies. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I obviously know very little about computers so I need your help in buying a new FDD. I have a 5 year old Sony Vaio, I run XP Pro, It has 80 Gbs and over 1 GB or Ram. Lots of free space left. I looked at the Sony site and they wanted to sell me a FDD that didn't look like the one in my computer and they wanted $80+ How will I know if what I buy is compatable with my machine? What do I need to know before I buy one? I don't mind buying an external one unless it hooks up to a USB port as all my ports are taken by the mouse, printer and scanner. Any and all information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,
Dawn
 

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I need help about Hard drive compatiablity.
My mother board says its 32bit Enhanced PCI IDE controller with ULTRA DMA/33 function.

Can I install a harddrive that is ULTRA DMA/66 or 100 ?
Thanks
towle44
 

A:Buying a new hard drive/compatibility

Yes you can, but it will run at the speed of the controller on your motherboard. You can always upgrade to an add on ATA/100 or 133 controller. You need to also check if your BIOS will support a larger hard drive.
 

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Hello Iíve got some questions! I've had my CDRW burner ever since I got my computer in 1999. Yeah, I still have it and I am still using. It's still great! It used to have Windows 98, but now it currently has Windows XP. Back when my computer had Win 98 and Adaptec 3.5c for my CDRW burner, the burner worked fine. But after wiping my computer clean and installing Win XP I found out that Windows XP no longer supported the Adaptec software. So I bought Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 because I guess that's what the Adaptec company changed into. So I installed Roxio thinking that my CDRW burner would run on that instead. Now my CD burner doesn't work much at all. I'm sick and tired of it. It works when it feels like it, but most of the time it fails and I waste CD after CD or data on my CDís mysteriously disappears. Windows detects it as being unstable. I figured I should probably get a new one because Iím thinking that the one I have right now is very old and is too outdated to be supported by Roxio. Am I right/wrong?

Could somebody suggest what should I buy when I go out tomorrow? I want an internal CDRW. I don't need a combo DVD one because my computer probably couldn't handle it and because I don't really need DVD. I don't need the fastest one; I just want that is good quality and one that works. If I got a newer CDRW would there be compatibility issues with my computer or my CD ROM drive because they older or something? Do I just p... Read more

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can anyone help me on buying a hard drive? my specs are: amd athlon 64 3000+ 2ghz, 256mb ddr pc3200, asrock k8vm800, 17gb hdd. i want something like 200gb.
 

A:advice on buying a hard drive

What kind of help do you need? Your motherboard should support SATA drives. Just get a cheap 200GB SATA drive. It should be around $70 on sale.
 

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i am looking to buy a new hard disk soon,willing to spend a little less than 100$ on a 1TB drive, internal...plz give me suggestions about what i should buy
 

A:Thinking of buying a new hard drive

The WD1001FALS should be your best choice. It's available for about $100 shipped on most sites, and I believe ZZF sells it with a $15 MIR.
 

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I am in the middle of buying a New HP Envy for myself while I hand this laptop to my relative going away since he'll most likely not have a pc with him where he's going.  And I decide to take the initiative and buy a new laptop for myself and college use.   Currently, I am not really good with technical stuff so Im stuck at choosing whatever looks good.   Currently, I am a struggle to determine if the hard drive is fine the way it is in me buying it. If you are wondering what I will be doing with my laptop. I will be doing what college students usually do(Doing written assignments, writing notes) I will most likely not be doing editting projects.  However, I will be playing small scale games. For example, sid meier's civilization, Total War Series, Europa Universalies and Banished. That is mostly what I will be playing. Other then that , I will be doing school stuff or be on youtube or other social media and watch videos.   Another is display, what am I understanding here. They're all 15.6 inch with 1920 x 1080, is that a good thing?. However, each one, despite being similar are priced differently. What am I not seeing?.    Additionally, the bluetooth thing. I notice that it has bluetooth, is it right to assume that I will be able to use the laptop and connect it with other devices wirelessly?.    And lastly, in the current laptop that I am using and about to give away, it has ... Read more

A:Please help me decide if the hard drive im buying is okay.

Really, we need to know the model you are looking to buy to see what video chip it has. Without a dedicated video card you may struggle to play those games you want to play.  On the hard drives, the M.2 NVME is the newest thing and is lightning fast but you might find 256 gigs too small. So there are options to also have a regular hard drive for storage. I would stay away from options with a 128 gig drive as that is too small for most people. Windows is on the smaller drive and the bigger one is used for storage so in my experience most people can't run Windows within less than 256 gigs these days..  The extra $40 for the screen is because it has an infrared webcam instead of just a normal webcam which as I understand it makes it possible to do 3D imaging. IR (infrared) can sense how far away objects are. That is why it is $40 more. The screens are the same, the cameras are the difference.  Bluetooth means what it seems to mean. You can connect your phone or a pair of wireless headphones.  Post back if you have more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi. I currently have a 7GB hard drive in my eMachines eTower 566i2. I am going to buy a Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive from Best Buy for $29.99 after rebate. When I get it installed, I was wondering how I would copy everything from the 7GB onto the 80GB.
 

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Im having trouble deciding what to buy.

First off, i don't do that many updates PC wise, so this should be able to last me awhile (the hard drive)
Second, i need around 500gb space, anything higher would probably be a waste.
Third, I am using this computer for searching the web, Microsoft doc/excel/those kinds of thing, some steam games.

So what kind of hard drive should i get? Green? Those 7200 ones? What type of cache?
My budget is a maximum of around 100$ (Although i would prefer to buy one between 50-80$)

Your input is greatly appreciated, thanks alot!

Edit: All of the 500gb 7200 RPM drives i see are 16 MB cache, is 16 MB cache bad? How much worse is it then 32 MB or 64 MB cache.

A:Buying New Internal Hard Drive

I'd get a 7200 RPM drive if Windows will be on it, as I assume it will be in your case.

Samsung, Western Digital, and Seagate all make decent 7200 RPM drives. They will all likely have 32 MB or 64 MB of cache. It's not a big deal---not as important as the overall speed of the drive.

Nothing wrong with green drives, but they are typically 5400 rpm and somewhat slower. That might not bother you? Probably wouldn't save you much at the 500 or 750 GB size.

Personally, I'd go with either Samsung or Western Digital, but the fact is you can have bad luck with any brand, so consider things like cost and the seller's return policy if you have problems.

I assume you have a relatively modern PC with SATA connectors. If that isn't true, you would need to buy the older technology and those drives might be getting hard to find.

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Hello, I have a 10 gb hard drive on my computer, I'm looking to upgrade, what do I look for when purchasing a new hard drive as far as compatibility goes?
On my case it says hard drive ultra DMA/66

I been browsing sites for Hard drives and I don't see hard drives that say DMA or 66 all I see is ATA and 100 or 133, If I buy these will they be compatible?

Thank you.
 

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I'm going to buy a 1 terabyte hard drive for backup, and could use your help here since I'm completely clueless on all the details - internal or external? is there a recommended manufacturer?

TIA
 

A:Help in buying a 1 terabyte hard drive

I like my Western Digitals ... But a Seagate is good also.
I'd suggest getting an Enclosure and an internal HD and making your own external.
It's best is the HD is the same type as used in your computer.

Does your computer use IDE or SATA ??
 

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I need a portable hard drive because i don't not have enough space on my computer. i was wondering if its possible to put games on it and if i can load like WoW onto it and play right off of it or if that would be to slow? if it wouldn't then i need help finding a not to expensive but very good one.
 

A:Help with buying a portable hard drive

if you connect to your PC using fire wire connection instead of USB it probably wouldnt be too bad for playing games off, but i dont really know. butt youd be better transfering music, photos, etc onto removeable and using main HD for games. what size is your current HD and what you looking to buy?
 

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Hi, on hindsight I should have asked this question at this forum first. But I was tired from doing all the researching and bit on an old x230 convertible laptop off ebay that supposedly has core i7 3520M, 4gb of ram, and 160gb ssd. It has been upgraded to windows 10. It has not arrived yet. At around $200, it seemed to me like a steal for the specs. I do think that these specs were user-upgraded and not factory-made so I cannot speak for the quality.I read rave reviews about this device, however, most were from several years ago. I never owed a device with this specs or a touchscreen laptop for that matter so I do not really know what to expect.I guess I will start out to see if anyone still second this as a solid convertible laptop in today's standard. Does windows 10 run well on it? Seem like a lot of people run into problems when upgrading to windows 10? Is there anything special about the touchscreen or is it just obsolete technology nowadays? I mean the most resource intensive thing I will do on this laptop is just playing some online flash games so I think it is way less than what it is capable of. I was just looking for a laptop that is upgradable and can stay relevant for a long time so did I make the right call? Any feedbacks are appreciated!

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Hello,
As my Zip 100 isn't really upto the task and hasn't been for some years!!
I need a source to backup my work to, as I am starting a business and need to take care. My MSI MEGA PC is doing fine and has been very reliable (touch wood)
I'm running windows XP I have about a 40gb HD of which only half is full, including games etc. So as you can see I dont need anything fancy and dont want to spend much. I just want the facility to recover all of my documents, emails, favourites,pdfs, etc.
I'm not sure what the best solution is, so am asking if anyone has any guidance??

Many thanks in advance.
 

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I'm looking to buy a new hard drive since my current one is starting to get full. I just need some advice on compatibility, since I'm kinda uncertain if it'll work or not. I currently have a samsung 1TB HD103SJ, and I'm considering buying a seagate 3TB ST3000DM001. The question is pretty much, will they work properly together? Or will I run into issues? I'm pretty sure I should be able to install it in my pc, since both are 3,5 inch sata drives, and I still have room in my PC. I guess the main difference I figured that could cause issues is the different interface (serial ata/300/600), and the different cache size (32/64)

I'm not sure if more information is needed, I uploaded my system specs with the sysinfo.exe from here when I registered, I guess the needed information is there? If there's anything else that you need to know, just ask and I'll be able to give it to you ( normally ).

I'm also open to other suggestions for a new hard drive, but I'd prefer to get a 3TB one since I tend to save a lot of stuff on my pc, and never really removing anything.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!
 

A:Solved: Need advice on buying new hard drive

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My current hard drive has 120Gb of storage, out of which only 10Gb remains. I have £40 worth of Amazon vouchers and after a quick search on Amazon, have found a few hard drives i am interested in. I have a few questions:

1) What is the difference between the two Western Digital drives?
2) Are these brands reliable?
3) The computer i use is shared, so some of the information stored on this external hard drive will be private. If i continually connect/disconnect the hard drive, would this decrease reliability?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Dig...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228581161&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Dig...3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228581161&sr=8-3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-Dri...5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228581161&sr=8-5
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freecom-Cla...?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228581211&sr=8-25
 

A:Assistance on Buying an External Hard Drive

Is this a regular PC or laptop? What is the make/model #?
Is it absolutely necessary for the HD to be portable?

From what I've seen, portable HDDs tend to be less reliable than an internal HDD.

If it's a regular PC, I would just get a good internal 500gb HDD and install it as a 2nd HD in the PC.
 

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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L25-S1216 I bought new in early 2006. (Intel Celeron M Processor 380 1.6 Ghz, 1MB L2, 400 MHz FSB, ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Chipset.) I have not been able to boot into Windows XP for 3 years using the factory TOSHIBA Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD and the Fully Recover procedure on the back of the DVD package. I have been using Linux for the past 3 years. Ubuntu SMART test disk utility tells me I have 20 bad hard drive sectors.

I have concluded I should buy a new hard drive, since mine has 20 bad sectors. My current hard drive is ATA-6, so I know I need a PATA compatible hard drive. I'd like to increase to maybe 60 GB from the current 40 GB. I'd also like to go with a solid state drive, but there don't appear to be many PATA compatible solid state drives.

And I don't want to get too complicated or expensive; I want to stay with my current Windows XP. Not sure if a SATA PATA interface adapter would work to allow me to use a SATA solid state hard drive or not. I know (from reading knowledge base posts) there is also the potential problem of the older BIOSs not recognizing the newer Advanced Drive Format drives.

QUESTION: Does anybody have any advice about buying a hard drive that would work for me? How can I be reasonably sure a hard drive I buy is compatible with my computer?

Thank you,

Bob
 

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Hi everyone,

My hard disk has been ticking, clicking and doing all kinds of weird sounds lately (including weird loud white noise sounds), explorer.exe keeps freezing and some programs take ages to open, so I'm thinking about buying a new hard drive.

I wanna buy this one and I would like to know first of all if it's a good choice for me, considering I have now a 320gb 5200rpm and it's worked fine for what I do with my computer, and second I would like to know if it's gonna fit on my computer.

What do you need to know in order to tell me that ?

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello,

I am looking to purchase a external USB hard drive and am looking for something pocket sized. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations.

Worth mentioning I am based in England (seeing this is a worldwide community and am referred to shops who are based abroad )

Thanks
 

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Hi. I need a new hard drive and was wondering what people thought about this particular Hard Drive and if it is worth buying? Thanks. With the rebates this Drive will end up only costing me 29 bux.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5566988&type=product&cmp=++&id=1055388011277
 

A:Buying a new Hard Drive. Anyone this this is a good deal?

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Brief history: Vertical artifacts on LCD. Checked if cables are seated behind LCD but forgot battery in. Backlight no longer worked. I've opened up and tested all the fuses I could see for continuity. The only blown one I could find was F1. Does anyone know its value or typical LED backlight fuse ratings? I would rather replace it than short it. The board is an 04Y2040 i7-3520M Tested fuses and status: (?=no continuity)(?=fuse not found)(?=continuity)F1 ?F2 ?F3 ?F4 ?F5 ?F6 ?F7 ?F11 ?F12 ?F13 ?F14 ?F15 ?F16 ?F17 ?F18 ?F19 ?F20 ?F21 ?F22 ?F23 ? 

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Has anyone had any issues upgrading their x230T from Windows 7 to Windows 10? The installer demanded that I uninstall my Wacom ISD driver before upgrading, and I want to make sure there are available Wacom pen drivers for Windows 10. In addition, does the rest of the x230T features work with Windows 10 (i.e. trackpoint, fingerprint reader, volume/microphone, screen rotate, and ThinkVantage button)? I don't want my x230T to go from being a convertible laptop/tablet to being a regular old laptop with a spinny screen.

A:x230T and Windows 10

Same question here - would like to know whether there are driver issues with updating the x230t to Windows 10 before screwing up any functionality

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Hello Everyone, I recently dropped my x230T in my bag and although it and the hard drive was fine, I have noticed the fan goes to full speed whenever I boot the laptop or do anything, regardless of usage. The only thing that can calm it down is lenovo power manager when it boots in Windows but only barely. Any slightly cpu intesive task, the fan goes back to full speed. Any other OS, such as linux Mint, the fan will continue at full speed.  Has anyone encountered this issue before or has any advice on how to further diagnose the issue?  Kindly Appreciated,Adam 

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My X230 table fell on it side while a wireless mouse receiver was installed and damaged the usb port and knocked the chip behind  it out of place on the main board, I have attached a picture. Does anyone have a picture of the chip or know the name? I am trying to locate it to fix my machine.

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Hello people of the Lenovo forums. A friend of mine just gave me his Lenovo x230t, it looks like he tried formating it and handing it over to me but he didn't install all the drivers or what not. The laptop itself is from France (french keyboard) and I think when he installed the windows it was in french as well, I changed the setting and made it so everything is in english but when I installed the Lenovo System Update app it installed it in french and I cannot change it, same goes for Realtek. I went through this websites find and recommed me stuff to install, and it did install all the intel drivers and a bios update also I myself installed the driver that activates the tablet keys (screen rotate, task manager). My question is should I just clean install all over again? I got the windows key here so should I just reinstall the whole PC? its new so I got nothing important on it. If so, how should I go about it? I don't have the windows disk or any other driver disk. Another issue is that I cannot use my fingers on the touch screen, it only works with the stylus. I've seen people online scrolling through web pages and PDF using their fingers in touch, also using some other cool functions like opening all the curret apps in a scroll by pressing 4 fingers against the screen. Do I need to install a certain driver to do it? if so where? Sorry for writing so much and thank you for taking the time and reading it.I apologize if I broke an... Read more

A:Some help with an x230t windows 10

Hello and welcome,
 
I'd be inclined to do a clean install, followed by System Update.  Since Win 10 has already been activated on that machine you likely won't need the key.
 
You can download Win 10 direct from Microsoft.  I haven't looked at the MS tool lately and don't know if the download varies by version (Home, Pro, ...) but if it does pick the one that matches your key.
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
Z.

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External hard drive enclosures - are these worth buying?

Previous experience: stay away, they're cheap and tacky and WILL break down
My personal advice: just buy a dedicated external hard drive

The above was from a few years ago
Just wanted to know if anyone else would advise buying an external hard drive
I've seen a great priced hard drive + an external enclosure for very good prices - both from well known retailers on eBay

Or should I just go out and buy a dedicated external hard drive? That will come with a 3 or 5 year warranty?

Thanks
OM
 

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I am going to put this in a windows xp (32-bit) computer.

How much space can xp handle before i have to partition?

I am thinking 2tb and up.




I want a GOOD hard drive.

I have not looked at 2 tb hard drives much due to all the stories of them failing.



Price range $150 maybee a little more?

What is reliable hard drive?

Thanks

A:Buying a high capacity hard drive...what is good

  
Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy


I have not looked at 2 tb hard drives much due to all the stories of them failing.


Don't listen to the person who told you this anymore. A drive's size doesn't have any effect on it's failure rate.

Just stick to a quality brand, such as Western Digital or Seagate. If you are in the U.S., check out Newegg.com.

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In the build it has you buying two hard drives one of them being a Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB and the other a Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB.

I am not so great with hardware so is the point to this to install everything including your OS onto the 750GB drive and then install what ever game your currently playing Like Crysis 2 onto the 64GB drive so it runs faster?
 

A:Buying guide Enthusiast's PC hard drive question

That's one option, often installing the OS onto the SSD can result in faster bootup and faster loading of windows applications. With a 64GB drive this might not leave much space for more than the OS. But generally loading the current game you are playing onto the SSD will be beneficial as well. I find some games load screens flash up in front of me and are gone in a few seconds compared to running them off of old physical HDs. Generally the SSD can be used for OS(Win7 takes up 30GB or more if my memory serves me correctly) and the current game you are playing through, and the 750GB would be used for general data. It's not a major performance part of the system, it's nice to have and results in a snappier feel to operations on your computer but I don't think it's essential.
 

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