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Will my motherboard support a 1,5 TB hard drive?

Q: Will my motherboard support a 1,5 TB hard drive?

Hi,

My motherboard is a DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR (details about the SATA-plugs can be seen here), and I'm currently looking for a new hard drive. The one I want to buy is the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, with a capacity of 1,5 TB.

What I'd like to know is whether my motherboard can support a drive of this size?

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance

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I have a laptop and the motherboard is Dell 0rp6c8
How many internal hard drive can support ?

I used Speccy and it show that it has :
Slot PCI-E x16 "In use" and (5) Slots PCI there are (2) Available
does it mean I still can connect (2) hard drives ?

I would know the way to know that please !

A:How many hard drive can motherboard support ?

On a laptop you can only attach additional harddrives via USB or if you have a PCI-e slot. For the latter you need a PCI-e card - one like these:

Laptop Express Cards - Newegg.com

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Hello, i have an ECS P4IBAS Motherboard and was wondering if it can support a 160GB hard drive. The bios is Award Modular BIOS 6.00PG v1.1 and the motherboard has the Intel 845 Chipset. I currently have an 80gb hard drive which is about to fail (it has a very high reallocated sector count) and i really want to get a bigger hard drive as 80gb isnt enough for me anymore. The year of my bios is 2001. So will this motherboard support a 160GB hard drive without having to flash my bios?

Thanks, Nissanman.
 

A:Hard Drive Support For ECS P4IBAS Motherboard?

Yes, depending on the OS. The Award BIOS will handle it. But, unless you use XP Service Pack 2 or 3, your maximum size per partition is 132 gb before formatting or 128, or so, after formatting.
Best thing to do is format it with whatever OS you have, then extend the partition with a partition manager such as PartIt, Norton Ghost, Acronis, or the like.
 

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I am planning on installing Windows XP Pro w/SP2 build 2180 onto a 300gig hard drive I plan on getting new. So just a quick question, what is the limit on hard drive size that XP Pro supports?
 

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my existing XP computer just bit the dust and i'm about to purchase a new computer. i have a lot of data on my old computer. my question is can you take a hard drive from a XP system and plug it into an Vista system and have all of the data visible?
 

A:hard drive support

should be able to - or you could put it into a external case and connect via USB or firewire
(make sure you set the jumper to slave)
 

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Does my laptop support a second hard drive, and/or ssd? Will adding one void warrenty? 

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I was directed here from Hard Drive support to see if any potential virus or malware is on my computer causing me to lose space on my HDD.

Link to that thread is here Losing space on HDD

Anyways here is the DDS text:
DS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Run by De Santiago at 13:30:03 on 2014-09-29
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2139 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
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C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Directed here from Hard Drive Support

Tried running gmer but it gives me an error saying gmer.exe has stopped working.

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I am running out of HD space and want to do two things at once and still preserve my existing windows 7 prof. programs and data files. 1. Update my existing HD 1TB ST3100528AS to 3TB 7200 RPM 6GB/s SATA III HD2. Update to free Windows 10 Operating system (eligible till July 2016). Questions: a) What will be the first thing to do?b) How to back up a large data filesc) Is it possible to do it in stages?  Note: I have a Blue Ray optical drive. Thanks Zack 

A:Support 3TB Sata III 6/GB hard drive

Greetings, Your PC is circa 2011. I would not upgrade to Win 10. Your PC does not have UEFI BIOS.  Win 7 will not see  or be able to access 3TB as an MBR install is limited to 2TB. You need GPT disk partitioning which is only available on a UEFI BIOS system. You can add a second HDD as you have four SATA ports. Two SATA ports should be available unless you have other HDD's now. Use the second HDD for data. You can also install programs on the second HDD. This does add some complexity if you have to do an HP recovery for some reason. Transfer the large data files to an external USB drive. Large program files cannot be moved from their current location. you would have to uninstall and then reinstall those programs using the second HDD as the installation destination. Jay 

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Would Windows xp support a 2 TB hard drive plus a 300 GB hard drive? G.R.

A:[SOLVED] Support for 2 TB hard drive?

Hello gr5959 and welcome to TSF!

What Motherboard have you got? What HDD are you looking at?

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So, my questions are, can the laptop support the drive and does anyone have a currently working e7250 with a drive larger than 500GB?  I'd like to know it actually works before I put down the cash on one.

A:e7250 Hard Drive Support

There is no space in the system for a 2.5" drive -- it will take only card-format SSDs, and ONLY in mSATA format (not the newer M.2, also called NGFF).
Yes, you can use a 1T SSD -- such as
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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I have a Essential Western Digital External Hard drive and every time i try to get a big file out of it (Over 2 GB) i get the BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). Could anyone help me here? I have 3GB exact of RAM and a SATA Hard Drive Internal HD. This thing has been bugging me since i Formatted a week ago.
 

A:External Hard Drive Support

Are your drivers up to date?

Here's what I found:

Disable "enhanced SATA" (or similar option) in your BIOS.

Also you could try finding the latest sata drivers from your motherboard maker, and drivers from WD.
 

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I have Windows 7Professional, 64bit running on an SSD 500GB drive.

My internal drives are the 500GB SSD, 2 x 1TB, and a small 150GB velociraptor. My External drives, all powered, are 2 x 1TB, 2 x 500GB, and 2 x 2TB drives.

The newest one is one of the 2 TB ones. Since adding this one, I find I cannot run it if all the others are connected as well.

I read that there is a limit to how many TB Windows 7 can support, and that it depends also whether they are internal or external.

Please can you clarify this for me. If there is a limit, I will have to move a lot of data(photos) around so as not to need to run all at once.

I have also just upgraded the power pack to 650watts,quadrail.

Thanks.

A:What is the maximum hard drive size that Win 7 Pro will support

No Windows 7 does not have a limit. Something else is limiting you, what it would be I'm not sure. Probably a limitation on the means you are connecting these external drives.

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It will, as long as you find a 9.5 mm drive -- anything greater in height (which many 2T drives are) will not fit.  The other option is a solid state drive:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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I get the following information on the machine using Everest Home Edtion:

Motherboard
System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8300
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Canterwood i875P
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4HT, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/28/03)

Display
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (64 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic E90-2 (313012401203)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller

Storage
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8481B (48x CD-ROM)
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E030L0 (30 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080P0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 29290 MB (22077 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 39079 MB (10162 MB free)

Input
Mouse Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Network
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A:How can I tell what kind of hard drive my machine can support?

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I'd really like to take advantage of the full 20TB of space I purchased, so here is my first question:  is the 2TB size limit a function of the LSI controller in specific, or is it a limit of the T7400 motherboard chipset in general?  In other words, can I get around the current problem with an internal RAID controller installed into one of the PCI Express 2.0x16 slots?  Would that give me access to the full 20TB of space and do it at a speed equal to -- or at least close to -- the speed of the onboard LSI controller?  (I do have a video card in one of the two slots and an external 3-port USB 3.0 controller card in the other, but I think I could move the USB card to the PCI Express x8 slot with little or no real-world speed loss.)
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A:5TB hard drive support in a Precision T7400?

The 2TB limit is a limitation of the drivers.  INTEL RST has the same limitations for Raid volumes.
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218615en?language=en_US
 

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Thanks!

A:Will Dell XPS8700 support HGST 12 TB hard drive?

Two would be your max. If you need 12TB get yourself a Server I use a model made by APC. 4 slots 3TB per = 12 TB that's a lot of storage check the Amazon they sell them. So your looking for a UPS (uninterrupted  power supply) by APC. There's a whole world of them out there

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A:Is ASPIRE am3450-er21P support 3TB hard drive

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A:L7VMM2 mother board support for hard drive

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A:Is ASPIRE am3450-er21P support 3TB hard drive

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A:Hard drive vs. Motherboard

It could be a bad drive, a bad connection or a bad controller.

Ideally, you would take the drive out of your laptop and test it with the manufacturer diagnostic utility.

In reality, you could just take the drive out, clean the contacts, put it back in and do the diagnostics in this computer.
 

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A:Different motherboard but same hard drive possible?

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A:motherboard or hard drive?

Try replacing the power adapter first. Does the computer boot normally and are you able to access all of your files and folders. If the hard drive was failing those wouldn't be the symptoms in my opinion. Also go into the control panel and change the power settings to never hibrinate and to go into standby after say 60 minutes of inactivity and turn off hard disks after at least 60 minutes. See if those things help.
 

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I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop as my main photo editing device. I was quickly disappointed in its performance despite being sold that this was my best option at the price point. The 8th gen intel i5, 8gb of ram and 2tb 5400rpm HDD was not up to the task of quickly processing large photo files. I replaced the standard hd with a 2tb SSD and was finally happy with the performance of my lap top.

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I had all the parts for my computer selected and then I noticed that the MB and the HD might not go together. Im not goog with campat stuff at all Im thinking of building a computer. Could anyone tell me if this Hard Drive will work with this motherboard?


MSI P4N SLI-FI Socket T (LGA 775) ATX Intel Motherboard


Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
 

A:Need help with Hard Drive to Motherboard

Yes, they should work fine. The motherboard has 4 sata ports, and that drive will take one of those ports. The motherboard also should come with the data cable, so you're covered in that area as well. The thing to consider is whether your power supply has a sata power connector, like this.

There are also molex(4pin) to sata adapters, so even if you don't have one, you can get an adapter. Sata drives can sometimes be troublesome to setup, but I doubt you'll have problems with that board, as it's newer and name brand.
Good luck on the system.
 

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

I'm having the same reply as you. One thing I hope for me its the motherboard. It suck if it was the HDD. Have so much stuff on the HDD.
 

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Ted
 

A:Motherboard or hard drive?

Replace the hard drive... Then if the problem persists, look at replacing the power supply before going for the motherboard
 

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Hey guess i'm new but we'll save that.

So my laptop (compaq presario, 1.5 years old) was running very slow and choppy i ended up defrag etc. and ended up getting the blue screens of death. It was at the point the computer would work for 5-10 mins then BSOD. SOOO I reformatted totally wiped the hard drive etc. and did a fresh install of xp home (i was running pro before). Anyway, that went fine and I thought I was in the clear. Next thing I know same thing same BSOD:

0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x8244CDA0, 0x8244CF14, 0x805C749A)

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Yes i've tried changing boot orders etc.

Weird thing is..sometimes it will load windows...othertimes it won't? And usually when I try to install windows it says no hard disk found blah blah F3 to exit

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A:hard drive? or motherboard?

Well, if you replaced the HD and it still doesn't work right..

It could be a bad connection. Does your laptop use some kind of a tray or an adaptor for the hard drive? It may not give good contact. Maybe get another one?

I have also seen a ThinkPad that would lose the HD if you didn't bend the corner of the laptop right. Took it to the repair shop and had them re-solder all the hard drive connectors. Fixed it.

And yes, it could be plain bad HD controller.
 

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I have a Dell XPS 4100 running Windows XP Pro with 2 hard drives 1)Western Digital(master) 2)Seagate(slave) both are 80 gig 7200 rpm. The problem I am having is this: When trying to access my Seagate drive a box popped up saying the drive needed to be formatted. It was already formatted to NTFS. When I tried to format another message said it could not be formatted. To make a long story short I somehow eventually was able to format the Seagate drive. Now when I boot up I get a message saying this drive needs to run check disk, which it does and then continues booting. I can write files to the drive but when I try to access them the PC will sometimes freeze. I purchased this drive about 6 months ago because a previous drive went bad. Can my motherboard be the cause of my drive issues? Thank you
 

A:Bad Motherboard or Hard Drive

Welcome to TechSpot

In PCs anything is possible, but I don't think the mobo causes it.
Rather, check the cables and the jumper-settings on the harddisks.
Those HDs would prefer a 80-wire flat-cable, rather than a 40-wire cable.
Check that the colourcoded connectors correspond to the instructions. Check that the red control-band is on the side of the connector where pin 1 is. Check all power-connectors.
Try another IDE-cable if you have it (or borrow one).
The first (WD) should be set to Master (or Master with Slave present), not to Cable-select. The second (Seagate) should be set to Slave, again not Cable-select.
Check in the BIOS that both HDs are recognised, write down their parameters.

In the Storage & Networking forum is a "sticky", get the HD-util for Seagate from there and run it.
 

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this all started last saturday. I woke up and i was hearing clicking coming from my computer. I moved the mouse to get out of the screen saver and it froze up... I restarted and windows xp pro wouldn't boot up, it would just sit at the loading screen and i would watch the little blue thing go from right to left o.o after that i restarted and got into safe mode to try and run chkdsk. it stoped at 22% and the system started to freeze up, but i would move my mouse and move widows around... but thats about it. from there i rstarted again. the drive no longer shows up on the ata133 onboard controller.

I took the drive to a shop and they ghosted the drive to a new one. the guy mentioned that the drive was giving him some trouble and that it was definatly bad. Anyway, i got the new drive yesterday. I plugged it into the same spot and all worked well... until i was watching TV on the TV tuner card it started to freeze up again. the tv was still playing but i couldn't do anything, so i restarted and then couldn't get into windows... then the drive didn't show up. SO! i moved the drive over to the primary IDE controller where i am now, in safe mode cause windows xp still wont load (this time is seems to hang after i log in and durring "loading personal settings"). System specs:

Gigabyte 8PE667 Ultra (onboard promise ata133/raid)
p4 2.8ghz
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A:Hard drive then maybe motherboard?

You could have some kind of virus that destroys your hard drives.
 

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A:Hard Drive or Motherboard?

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Here, im like an amateur Technician. I know a lot of things, although there's something that really questions in my mind.

These are like the performance of my PC.

Normally, a hard drive can go like 32mb ( or more ) per second copying some files or something like that.

Installing Black Ops takes less than 4 or 10 minutes.

Loading a Counter Strike Source game takes around less than 2 minutes or something like that. ( For some reason. )
My friend's PC? its like fried.

Back then he told me that its not that slow. Of course i can see that it doesn't really seem to be so slow before.

After doing a format due to some reason that his PC became so slow, kinda realized that something weird is happening to his PC.

Loading a Counter strike game takes like 10 Minutes.

Installing Black ops took like an hour.

Loading a Modern Warfare 2 Mission takes like 5 minutes, In the middle of battle takes like 2 minutes. Frame Rate was really damn smooth, but its like when it reloads the sound file, it takes like a minute to load it.

Mid Battle of some game, shooting a shotgun one time sounded like BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZRRRRRRRRRRZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT, then another shoot was normal.

We did another format, but it doesnt seem to budge.
One time his BIOS is telling him that his hard drive doesnt exist anymore in the system, so No boot. Next day, i opened it and checked the cables, and turned it on, it now tells me that it does exist.
So... Bad Hard drive? or Bad motherboard?

A:Bad Hard drive? BAD MOTHERBOARD!?

Have your friend run a diagnostic test on his drive.
It is best to use a diagnostic program from the drive's manufacturer.

However, I have found that Hitachi Drive Fitness Test works on most any hard drive.
Downloads
Use the bootable Linux CD.

If the drive comers out clean, then you can start to suspect the motherboard.

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I'm having trouble with my new system.

The system is as follows:

Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i)
Intel E8500 (Core 2 Duo @ 3.16 ghz, not overclocked)
4 gb of Ram (2 x 2gb)
XFX nVidia 9800 GTX+ 512mb - Latest Drivers
Samsung 500gb SATA HD
LG Optical Drive on ATAPI port
Corsair 650w PSU
External 750gb HDD on USB interface
Vista x64 SP1 w/ all Updates

I'm getting these errors in my system log (from disk or nvstor64):

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\DR0.

A parity error was detected on \Device\RaidPort1.

Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort1, was issued.

I don't use a RAID - I'm running the Samsung 500gb drive that came with the system, but this sounds like either a bad motherboard or a bad hard drive. I'm not willing to go out and buy a motherboard and/or a hard drive to see if that's the problem so I'm hoping you can help. Please let me know how we can work this out, ASAP. I bought a nice, new fast gaming PC, so I'd like to actually play a few games.

I've ripped out and reinstalled the nForce drivers several times, including using DriverCleaner in Safe Mode to really get rid of them. I've installed the previous version of the nForce drivers. I've disabled command queing and write caching. I've tried another SATA port on the motherboard.

I've opened a topic on the iBuyPower forum (where I bought the system recently) in case there's more info there that might help:

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I just bought this Toshiba Canvio hard drive and when I pluged it in the pc for the first time a message popped up saying if I want to install this device but to speed up my pc or to use it to back up my files, I would like to do both but I need some help on wich one to choose first and how to set it up the right way. I opened the hard drives files to see what files are inside and I clicked the install file icon but when it opened the file I don't see any install button to click on its just says to click on the warranty button and a movie editing software trial button. But when I first plugged in the hard drive it looked like it installed something because a green bar came up on the task bar and it loaded something up. If anyone knoes how to do this right let me knoe. On the box it says its for windows 7/xp/and vista and I have a windows 8 pc, could it work on this pc or not.

A:Toshiba Canvio Hard Drive Tech Support Needed

The software that installed was probably Toshiba's "Canvio Personal Cloud" software. They recommend that you update it right after you install it for the best user experience. In the following link, look at the Support Bulletin & the user manual (If your model is different, search the site for your exact model). The Toshiba site shows updates for the software that are compatible with Windows 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Model Content Page

I would imagine that you would answer no to both options that Windows-8 gave you: you do not want to use the drive as a flash-memory "Ready Boost" drive, and you might want to use the Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud to handle the drive's use as a backup. If you answered Yes to Windows 8's question "use this drive for backup?", it will select that drive as the first choice when making backups through the Windows 8 Backup programs...(now called "File History").

Your answer to the backup question boils down to which program you want to use the drive for: Windows 8 Backup, Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud software, any other third-party backup software, or no backup software at all.

Let us know if you have any other questions.
. . . Gary

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I just bought an AMD XP1700 board and a new atx case. In my old machine, I had a 40gb hd for primary, and a 20 gb for a slave. Now, my 40 Gig drive is not being read by the new board. Fdisk won't partition it or format it. I can't install anything on it, and the machine wouldn't boot off of it when I still had my OS on it. My old machine reads it fine, and the new board reads by 20 Gig drive fine. I installed Windows 98se on it, installed partition magic 7.0 and tried to partition the bigger drive from there, but its still not working. HELP!!!!
 

A:Hard Drive problem w/ new motherboard

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Good Evening, I have a Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 intel core i5 6GB Memory originally with a built in Microsoft Windows 8.

Purchased in 2012
It has since been updated to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. 
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I found out Windows 10 was free for people who had Windows 8
Windows 10 was working fine until July and then that's when the Motherboard 'gave out'
I tested it and it said the Motherboard is fine it's just the HDD.
Well the Hard Drive and Motherboard overheated and both died.

I have replaced a Heat Sink AND Fan to attempt to save it (Yes, I used a rice size amount of Thermal Paste to reinstall)
So now I purchased a New 1TB (1000GB) 8MB Cache 5400RPM SATA 2.5" 9.5mm Notebook Hard Drive and that was fine.
I also purchased a replacement Motherboard for my Laptop, which came with no Software, leading me to purchase Microsoft Windows 10 Pro.
I have had trouble downloading the Windows 10 pro, as it would turn off during download and refuse to actually go on and give me the proper download for a while.
After 2 days of trying, I finally realized I had to remove the CD once it was installed, and Windows 10 Pro was installed on my computer. After a few downloads, Skype, Google Hangouts and Roblox(Online game) to be exact, the motherboard fried out.
I recently got a Motherboard on ebay from China and now I am trying a USA seller instead.

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Hi, I have a 1TB Hard drive in my HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC and I would like to upgrade to a M.2 SSD.  I looked at the service manual here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03943414 Can this really only support 24GB mSATA SSD? Do I have any better options? I checked and I have a hp 1963 (ue31) motherboard. I couldn't find documentation on the motherboard to see if it was compatiable. Can someone help me?Thanks. 

A:Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard com...

An M.2 SSD is not compatible with your notebook. There is no M.2 slot on the systemboard to plug it into.

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This is what I want to do.Transfer everything from my ide on my computer to a sata drive on my computer and then use it in a new computer that I"m building.I had to slow down the drive to sata1 to get it to work in old computer.Drives are maxtor ide and Western Digital sata 2.I have both softwares.Running win xp pro all updates applied.Any help is going to be appreciated.
TIA,Allenv
 

A:Changing Hard drive and motherboard

You can transfer files and data but you will need to install Windows clean on new build...fine to have files and data on the drive in a separate partition so you do not format the whole drive by accident and lose everything, or use sata drive for clean install and then jumper the ide drive as slave and use whatever you want from it in new build.
 

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I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
Thanks.
 

A:Hard Drive - Motherboard Compatibility

ftgml said:


I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
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Will it work, most of the time yes. If the drive is not compatible at a 3Gb. transfer speed you should be able to put a jumper on the drive to limit the transfer rate to 1.5Gb. and it should work.
 

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Just got a new board/memoru/cpu. and our old hard drive does not like it. we get a blue scree...

i know formatting and re-installing xp would be a soulution, but a hassle.

we are looking for a way to avoid formatting.

llemee kno soon
thanks
 

A:new motherboard/cpu/ram, old hard drive doesnt like it

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Hi guys

basically im building my own pc, like new motherboard, RAM, graphics card case the lot. but i like my 500gb IDE hard drive and the mother board is sata compatible,. i have a cable converter for this but im wondering if my windows 7 OS will just run on the new mother board or not?

Thanks :D

A:Can i just plug my old hard drive into my new motherboard using my win 7 OS?

Your old hard drive will be recognised as a hard drive, but windows 7 wont be able to use it, as the windows drivers were for your last computer, so the motherboard chipset, sound , LAN, and graphics card were all set for your last system.
If you have a spare hard drive back up all your own data first, then connect it to your computer.
It may work with a default display resolution but will then probably complain about the sound hardware, lan, chipset etc. You may be able to load these drivers from your install disks.

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I have not been able to resolve a problem which has been affecting my computer for a few weeks now

please see below for my system spec

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Symptoms:
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hard drives are failing to show in windows (plugged in/set up)

computer hangs frequently on the very first boot "push x to enter bios" screen

"starting windows" screen while booting can take ~5 minutes

strange sounds from the hard drives when they are trying to load data
I had Windows 7 (upgraded from vista) installed on my 500GB sata hard drive for about 4 years and everything has worked flawlessly. Recently it started to "choke/crawl" on a pulse (every 10 seconds the computer would stop responding for 1 minute and then work normally again)

I decided to start fresh (for the first time in about 4 years) and installed Windows 7 64bit to my 2TB drive. It has worked flawlessly for about 4 days and now I am beginning to identify the same problems I had when the OS installation on the 500GB drive started to die (slow boot, some freezes, unable to see hard drives)
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A:Want a challenge? ...is it the hard drive, the motherboard, or the PSU?

It could be the PSU beginning to break down, as the different results using different connectors of the power supply certainly raises questions as to the state of it.

However, then seeing the problem persists even when using a different PSU then makes you wonder if the issue is entirely unrelated to the PSU, and in fact something entirely different.

If it was me, and the motherboard was under warranty, my first port of call would be to RMA it, and get a replacement. I highly recommend you stick to Gigabyte, they make outstanding motherboards generally.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm attempting to build a computer on my own. I've done minor things like switching video cards, upgrading processors, etc., but never started from scratch.

I've run into a problem, I think.

I purchased a Fujitsu 15k Ultra SCSI320 80pin hard drive. The connection doesn't match the one on my motherboard, Asus A8N SLI Deluxe.

Am I out of luck, or am I supposed to have an adapter of some sort? Sorry for the clueless questions. I'll try to supply as much information as required for an answer.

For information, I've only gotten to the "connect the parts" steps. Just got the motherboard in the case, and the processor and heat sink in place. Then I saw this problem and decided to come ask before I screwed something up.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard Drive incompatible w/ Motherboard?

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I recently had to purchase a new system. I could not re boot my old system because it would start a reboot then go back to a message stating that the system got interupted during start up. Could not open in safe mode, system restore or open in any setting. Not sure if it was a virus, but would now like to reformat the drive to give to my father in law. Does this problem seem to be a hard drive issue or a spent motherboard issue. I just replaced the hard drive last year?
 

A:hard drive or motherboard issue

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