Dell :: If I Get A Xps16, Should I Get A 500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive Or A 256 GB SSD

Jul 5, 2009

I already posted this in the "what notebook should I buy?" forum however, I apologize, and I realize it belongs here.

What is most important for me which ever one causes less heat.

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Dell :: M4400 :: Is The Hard Drive Interface SATA Or SATA II?

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Jul 18, 2009

Thinking of more storage on a 1710 with 100GB,

Choice is Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB

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Sony :: 128GB SSD Vs 500GB 5400 HDD

Oct 28, 2009

I am trying to decide between the following 2 Z's which are approx. the same price.

Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD / DVDĪR/RW / Hybrid Graphics / 802.11AGN / WWAN / Bluetooth / GPS / Webcam / Windows 7 Professional [ SON VGNZ880GB ]

Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 2.66GHz / 4GB RAM / 500GB HD / DVDĪR/RW / Hybrid Graphics / 802.11AGN / WWAN / Bluetooth / GPS / Webcam / Windows 7 Professional [ SON VGNZ850GB ]

I do everyday tasks like MS office,MS Streets, and use approx. 10GB for my multimedia files.

My first question is, will I notice the difference in speed? Will be the SSD with P8700 faster than the HDD 5400 RPM with P8800 in terms of boot,read-write documents etc?

If I go with the 128 GB SSD, how much free space can I expect to have on the drive after W7 ?

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Apple :: Hard Drive Swap 5400-7200

Jan 28, 2009

How hard is a HD swap on a Macbook PRO? Part of my whole conversion of the MBPRO to a "desktop" includes a display, keyboard, mouse...and I'd like a 7200 RPM drive....anyone done this? What's involved? What did you do with the old drive? I'm not interested in transferring data...I don't have barely anything saved on it which makes it easy.

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Sony :: 500gb Hard Drive For FW

Jun 18, 2009

does it support the SATA 3.0gb/s hard drives?

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Sony :: Upgrading An FZ11Z With A 500GB Hard Drive

Feb 1, 2009

I've worked out the physical process of replacing the installed 200GB 2.5 inch Hard Drive to a 500GB Werstern Digital 500GB 2.5 inch Hard Drive. Overall it looks pretty easy. It's what happens once the drive is fitted and I turn on the laptop that I'm a bit worried about.

Do I just load the recovery discs as usual or is there something I need to do in BIOS? Also will the motherboard cope with a 500GB Hard Drive?

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Sony :: Z Series Upgrading From 320Gb To 500Gb Hard Drive

Mar 4, 2009

I just bought a new 500GB 7200rpm Seagate HD and I plan to change my laptop harddrive with this new Seagate HD.

My question is,
After I install the new HD, can I use the Recover back up DVD that I created using my old HD

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Dell Inspiron 1521 :: Clean Install Windows 7 Home Premium On New 500gb Hard Drive

Dec 6, 2014

I  had a problem  with my old windows vista, and  cannot restart windows. I put in a brand new 500hd. The windows 7 goes through the whole install procedure, but the last step "completing installation",  it  does not complete, but locks up. I have tried several times, and even removed the cd before the final restart, to have it search the HD for start-up soft ware, as I have read, but nothing works.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 W/ 256GB SSD Or 500GB SATA HD?

Mar 30, 2009

I'm about to order the Studio XPS 16 but don't know which hard drive option to pick. Can someone please tell me the pros and cons of each?! Also how hot does the laptop get compared to a Macbook Pro (which I currently own)? Thanks!

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520: IDE/ATA Hard Drive Or SATA??

Jan 11, 2010

How do I tell what type of hard drive I have in my Inspiron 1520? I am pretty sure it's IDE/ATA, but I am seeing info in my web research that says SATA. Not sure which to buy. Maybe this is a dumb question.

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Dell :: M4400 E-sata Port/external Hard Drive

Jun 14, 2009

i recently bought a vantex nexstar 3 external hard drive with the option of usb and e-sata. The problem i am having is with e-sata. The e-sata is the prefered method of exchanging information dur to its speed rather than usb.

I would like to know from the community in large if there is anyone who has experienced these problems or has connected an external to their m4400 laptop.

The external laptop has a seagate 7200 rpm FFS(free fall sensor) inside.

The problems:
1) When connecting the exHD to the laptop for the first time the HD spins (i can feel it) but then stops. Windows does not pick it up as well as Intel Matrix Storage manager. Only when i restart the laptop still with the exHD connect does windows pick it up as well as Intel Matrix Storage manager.

I did in both cases check to see if the exHD needs more power and it is sufficient.

2)Another issue is that i have windows reporting to me that an external hard drive has been connect to my system even though i havn't plugged it in .....

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Dell :: Installing SATA Hard Drive (Inspiron 1720)

Jul 19, 2007

I purchased SATA 7200 RPM hard drive from newegg.com

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My notebook is the brand-new Inspiron 1720 which only supports SATA.

The problem is that the hard drive didn't come with a "connector" (or "gender changer" or whatever... I don't what's this thing called).

So, I am unable to connect the hard drive to my notebook. I contacted newegg.com and they said it doesn't come with the connector.

Anyone know where I can get this connector?

I tried googling like "SATA connector 2.5-inch drive", but I cannot find any information.... Also, what's this thing called exactly?

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Sony :: VGN-FW Hard Drive SATA Speeds

Oct 23, 2009

I was checking my hard drive with hdtune and saw something interesting...the program said that my hard drive is SATA I. Am I mistaken or is this for real? I have a CTO VGN-FW490J, got it in June 2009. The hard drive is a Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ. I did a quick google and the descriptions say it is SATA II, so I'm confused. Is it the motherboard that determines the SATA speeds or the hard drive? What's even more confusing is that in the official FW thread, someone said they installed a SSD and they're getting sequential reads at about 250mb/sec so that person definitely is in the SATA II range. I attached an image of the part that shows my hard drive info.

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Sony :: Is The SR Hard Drive Inerface SATA 150 Or 30

Jul 18, 2009

What concerns me is that the model I'm looking at (SR490PBB) states that the interface runs at SATA150 when pretty much everything is set to 3Gb/s. Does anyone know if the hard drive is SATA150

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Dell :: 2.5" SATA Hard Drive To IDE 44 Pin Adapter For Laptop Drives

Jan 10, 2010

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Sony :: Western Digital 500Gb SATA On VAIO SZ

Feb 15, 2009

Has anyone installed this hard disc on the Sony Vaio SZ series notebooks:

Western Digital WD5000BEVT 5,400 rpm 500Gb SATA

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If yes, then I would like to know how it performed (too hot etc?)

I don't know which hard disc my SZ came with.

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I have a Inspiron M5040 (mid 2011)  I ran a system test and was informed that there was a drive critical error with a hard drive ST95032 5AS SATA Disk Device FAILED... What does that mean, is it fixable and how much?

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Dell :: 1730 Best 500GB Second Drive

Nov 8, 2008

What is the best 500 drive currently available? From a performance/noise/etc... I plan to use it as a 2nd drive (OS drive being 128SSD)

Per another post -thx Boo- Newegg has the Samsung on sale but how about the WD or Seagate.

Can folks share their experience with the 3 500's that are out there.

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Apple :: Install Leopard Fresh On The New 500gb Drive

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Feb 22, 2010

I connected a dvd drive to my laptop using, a sata to esata cable. my laptop has a ESATA port.

I don't know if you should post some kind of config summary (if yes let me know, I will do it promptly) basically I have a HP DV6t quad edition with an Intel 5 serie chipset,
PM55 express chipset (dont really know if it make any sense but still, I will just say state it) so I installed Intel Matrix Storage and when I connect the drive I can see it, but windows 7 does not see it, it's like I didn't plug anything in. [url] also my bios is almost configurable, I don't know why I can change the time, the date, the admin password, the boot order, virtualization, fan on/off that's pretty much it. so what options do I have if I want to make this dvd drive work?

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Acer :: Update A 80 SATA Hard Disk

Apr 9, 2009

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Dell :: SATA Via Thumb Drive

Jan 7, 2009

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Been reading some old threads/how tos here on doing a fresh install of Windows XP. It was suggested to put the SATA drivers on a bootable flash drive for installation during the Windows install, so you would be in AHCI mode when finished and not have to try to do it later.

Is that the current method of installing the SATA drivers for AHCI?

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Dell :: Where To Get 2.5" USB 2.0 SATA Drive Case?

Aug 15, 2009

I posted earlier a message about my Vostro 1500 which suddenly won't start. I called Dell and a local repair shop, and both indicate it's most likely the motherboard, and will cost anywhere from $300-$500 to fix.

Just not worth it - I'll get me a new lighter laptop instead. However, read where you can get a hard drive case to get the data off the hard drive and to use as a backup drive

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Sata Drive ATA / AHCI

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got a inspiron 1545 recently with a SATA 320 gb HDD / 4gb ram with Windows Vista Home Basic. Like most of us I hate Vista. So I created a partition & installed XP.

Used a program "EasyBCD" to setup dual boot. I get the dual boot screen at startup. But only XP boots. After a little probing, came to know that there are only 2 options in the BIOS for SATA operations. AHCI & ATA. If I select ATA I can boot only to XP. If I select AHCI then I can boot only into Vista. Searched around but the solutions were a bit over my head. Really appreciate if anybody could come up with something in lay mans terms.

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HP/Compaq :: PATA Or SATA Blu-Ray DVD Drive

Mar 11, 2009

I am having problems with some Blu-Ray DVDs in my DV9774ca with a optiarc BC-5500A ATA.
When I put some Blu-Ray DVDs in the drive starts to spin and makes the normal searching noises for 30 seconds and then it stops without doing anything at all.

I decided to try download a firmware update, but the site says not to flash SATA drives with PATA firmware.

How can I find out what it is? I can only assume its SATA. The firmware I found is for PATA!

Also I assume that the firmware I already have is older than the downloadable version (not from H.P.). The downloadable version is 1.05 from November/08. I bought my laptop in Feb/08.

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Acer :: 5315 And SATA II Drive And CPU Upgrade

Jun 15, 2009

My setup is as follows:

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TOSHIBA MK8046GSX
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IO chip being 82801HBM (ICH8-M).
2G DDR2 533 ram
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I've noticed that the supplied Toshiba SATA II drive is running in SATA I mode and not SATA II even though the controller chip supports SATA II.

Perhaps the BIOS has disabled SATA II?

In addition, I'm keen to upgrade the CPU to a T7300, I assume if I follow the directions on this site, everything should work fine? Any known problems with this model?

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Dell Inspiron 2330 :: Keeps Scanning And Repairing Drive C - Hard Drive Fault

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Using my inspiron 2330 (only 18mths old ) as normal next thing it tells me it encountered fault and has to reboot anyway it keeps saying scanning and repairing drive (c) then does not allow me to log in so i manage to get into bios to do a scan and it guves me a error code of 2000-0142  validation code of 112406 and and then says harddrive 0-s/n wd-wmc152946178

When i finally manage to log in my desk top screen is flashing and keeps telling my hard drive fault ....

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