Dell :: Upgrading To A Blu-Ray Drive In M1730

Feb 15, 2009

I'm curious if it's possible to actually order the BD-RE drive from dell directly?

I see some after-market vendors of course, but curious as to if it's actually directly orderable through Dell? And well, how to go about it, since I'm blind as a bat if it's actually on the website .

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Dell :: Upgrading RAM On XPS M1730

May 31, 2009

I have the XPS M1730 with 4GB of RAM on it. I've been told that it is possible to upgrade to 6GB of RAM, like they are now offering with the new XPS M1730's. However whenever I check on RAM upgrade sites, they tell me my maximum is 4GB...

Can anyone confirm if I would indeed be able to upgrade or not? I also noticed that the RAM they offer on the Dell site is faster - 800MHz I believe. Whereas I'm running @ 667MHz.

Do the new XPS M1730s contain a newer motherboard, or would it indeed be possible for me to upgrade to 6GB @ 800Mhz?

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Dell :: Privately Upgrading From Single Drive To Dual Drive In RAID?

Jan 12, 2009

I'm doing a bit of research - I'm getting an M1730 as a replacement for a dead M1710 (Cheapest DELL XPS M1730 ever???) .. so I can't really change the spec of the machine until I get it .........

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Dell :: XPS M1730 DVD Drive

Nov 2, 2009

I am having a issue with my dvd drive. A green light is always continuosly lit and it is not detected in Windows. Also, the tray doesnot comeout when pressing eject button.

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Dell :: Upgrading Slot Drive To Blue-Ray

Jun 16, 2009

I just received my new Studio 1555 and a week or two ago, I had second thoughts about not getting the Blue-Ray player. Is it possible to easily upgrade this through Dell or by other means?

Has anyone else upgraded their slot load drive from the DVD-R to Blue-Ray?

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Dell :: M1730 Hard Drive

Feb 13, 2009

What hard drive does the M1730 come with stock? Also is it SATA or PATA?

I was wondering if I should get in on this deal to anticipate getting a M1730 someday, or if the M1730 drive is the same/better.


"HITACHI Travelstar 320GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Mobile Hard Drive"

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Dell XPS M1730 :: Booting From USB Drive

Jan 20, 2009

I am wondering if the XPS m1730 is capable of booting from a USB drive. I have been unable to do so using BIOS A09.Here is what I have tried so far:- Changed the BIOS options so boot from USB Storage Device is enabled in the boot sequence.- External USB ports are enabled on the BIOS.- Disabled the Admin password on the BIOS.- Power cycled the system and booted inserting the USB drive into each and every USB port on the laptop.- Pressing F12 at boot does not show a boot to USB option like on other Dell systems.- Tested the USB drive on several other systems and I can successfully boot to the USB drive.

System specs: XPS m1730, Processor T9300 @ 2.5 GHz, 4GB RAM, Vista Ultimate x32, RAID 200 GB, Dual GeForce 8800M GTX

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Dell :: Upgrading Optical Drive In Studio 1555

Sep 16, 2009

I have the standard DVD RW drive in my Studio 1555 and would like to upgrade to one that plays blu-ray discs.

Would any of you knowledgeable people be able to cast your eye over this and tell me whether or not it will fit?


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Dell :: Hard Drive Options For The M1730

Nov 6, 2008

I'm fed up deleting stuff all the time and I want to also run a proper dual boot configuration with Vista and XP (Because I've heard from you all that XP = the win for SLI and stuttering issues.)

My options are to either run single hard drive mode or RAID 0. Obviously RAID 0 means the same size hard drives, but if i went single hard drive mode i could get the

320 gb WD 7200 RPM 16mb CACHE (use as main drive for vista)
500gb WD 5400 RPM 8mb CACHE (use as XP drive and storage)

OR i could get 500gb x2 for RAID 0 and partition it with an XP partition on the D: drive.

I think 320x2 is not enough, if I'm upgrading I should go for at least 800gb.

My question for you guys, is do you think single mode performance of a 7200 RPM 16mb cache drive will be enough, and barely noticable than 5400 RPM 500GB discs in RAID0?

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Dell :: M1730 Odd Drive Configuration RAID 0

Feb 5, 2008

This is a weird one, my new M1730 has RAID 0 2x160GB but they are different makes of hard drive:

Hard Drive Member 1: Hitachi HTS722016K9A300
Hard Drive Member 2: FUJITSU MHW2160BJ G2

If you are an M1730 owner I would be interested in what drives you have. Dell have tried to fob me off and told me all M1730 have this config.

Although it works OK I can't see that this is good practice - I would have expected matched drives.

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Acer :: Upgrading Hard Drive

Nov 8, 2008

Assuming I do upgrade to a larger hard drive, any suggestions on the most "painless" way of doing this, considering what is on my current drive?

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrading A DV3500 To Blu-ray- Drive

Nov 20, 2009

It does not use a standard DVD drive, its smaller (10mm instead of the 12mm I use in other notebooks). Anyone know a drive that is compatible?

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Dell XPS M1730 :: CD / DVD RW - Drive Not Show Up In Device Manager

Mar 27, 2013

I own a Dell XPS M1730, that is our of warranty.

Recently, my CD Drive failed to read CD's. So, I removed the drive and took the model number off of it and searched the internet for a new drive (since Dell does not sell them). I bought it, received it and installed. It turns on, opens up and the light is on.

Now, I want to reformat my computer but the system is not reading the drive even though it appears to be on. It does not show up in Device Manager, and when I go to the Boot Menu it tells my that it cannot read the device in the modular drive. Yes, the module drive is enabled in Bios.

Is there anything I can do to remedy this or am I forced to send my laptop back to Dell again for repairs (Because that is getting old, and if that is the case then it just going to become a brick to me).

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Sony :: VAIO SR Upgrading Hard Drive

Oct 27, 2009

I was thinking about upgrading to a 7200 RPM hard drive for my VAIO SR190.

I'm sure this voids warranty, but in the event that you need to send the laptop to Sony, couldn't you just put the original back in and they wouldn't notice?

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Acer :: Upgrading 5633WLMI Hard Drive

Jul 23, 2009

I currently have an Acer 5630WMLI bought in 2007, it has a 120G Toshiba MK1234GSX Sata hard Drive. I currently dual boot between Linux Mint 7 and Windows Vista and am running out of space. I would like to change the disk to a 320gb drive, I have looked at the Toshiba MK3252GSX but I can't find if it is compatable with my system.

The Bios is 3.03 dated 11/10/2006

Is it possible to use this drive?

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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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Acer :: Upgrading Hard Disk In 1410 - Removing Old Drive

Mar 26, 2010

I just got an Intel X18-M G1 80 gb ssd with a 2.5" enclosure to upgrade the HDD in my Acer 1410.

I opened the back panel, removed the 2 screws, then removed plastic piece holding down the gold connector, and pulled the plastic tape to get the hard drive out.

Problem now is, how do I remove the old hard drive from the chasis? I've upgraded laptop drives before and usually just there is a SATA connector. But here the SATA connector seems to be connected to a chasis/circuit board. There are several 6 point star shaped screws, including some covered by a piece of black plastic.

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

Jan 24, 2015

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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Dell :: Need To Save Hard Drive Files From Laptop Where Drive Might Be Damaged

Jan 3, 2009

Something recently happened to my laptop, and now whenever I boot up my laptop, I get a message stating that "No drive detected", and I don't know if the hard drive might be damaged or not.

I tried connecting the hard drive directly to a desktop pc since it's a sata hard drive, but my desktop pc just froze on the boot screen whenever this hard drive was connected.

I also was going to try and use a hard drive external case to maybe connect it to the pc this way, but I wasn't sure if it would work

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Dell Inspiron 3531 :: Possibility To Mount Optical Drive Without CD / DVD Drive

Oct 14, 2014

I would like to know if on DELL Inspiron 3531 motherboard there is the possibility to mount an optical drive, cause the laptop comes without the CD/DVD drive. If is it possible, where i can buy the optical drive for the laptop?

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Dell Inspiron 5110 :: Booted By A USB Drive Clone Of Internal Drive?

Feb 1, 2015

Two and a half year old Inspiron 5110 with Win 7 Home Premium.  Cloned the internal drive using Easeus.  Set the BIOS to USB in number one position, but this laptop won't boot from the external drive.  Is this laptop bootable via a USB platter drive or a thumb drive? Also, can the recovery partition be used to repair Win 7  or is the recovery partition only to format the drive and install software the way it was when new ?

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Dell Inspiron 1564 :: D Drive Empty - All Saves To C Drive - Windows 7

Mar 27, 2013

My system (Inspiron 1564 - Windows 7) is still configured as I received it from Dell. The C drive is 58.5 Gb and the D drive is 164 Gb.

The problem is that everything saves to the C drive and nothing uses the D drive.

I do not want to reformat in one drive, happy to keep 2 but want pictures, documents etc to be saved to the D drive as the C drive is getting full up. How do I make the change to point these files to the D drive?

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Dell :: Inspiron 8000 :: CD-ROM Drive That Only Fits In The Floppy Drive Slot. Will The BIOS Recognize

Jan 29, 2009

On an old Inspiron 8000 laptop, I have a CD-ROM drive that only fits in the floppy drive slot. Will the BIOS recognize a boot CD in this new location? I believe it's an 18000 motherboard.

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Dell :: XPS 1640: Replace Slot Loading Optical Drive With Hard Drive And Caddy

Sep 29, 2009

I'm thinking of removing my DVD drive and replacing it with a caddy and hard drive as explained here.

I don't use the DVD drive very often and would much prefer a 500GB or 1TB hard drive in there. The DVD drive can then be used externally via the eSATA port using this cable.

The ideal solution would be to use this NewmodeUS caddy as it supports the larger 12.7mm 1TB 2.5" hard drives and has a removable faceplate. The problem is the price.

At $55 including postage to the UK plus customs, VAT and clearance fees on top it's going to work out pretty expensive for what is essentially a slimline SATA to SATA extension

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Dell :: Hard Drive Failure Of Primary Drive On Studio 15

Feb 13, 2009

I hate for this to be my first post, but after looking everywhere on the internet and on this site (I've been lurking a while) I'm still at the same place I started with my Studio 15 laptop. I'll try to include as much detail as possible.

I had my laptop plugged into my LCD tv via an HDMI cable as I often do, and when I went to close the laptop to use just the LCD, the tv flashed, showed a blue screen of death for a quick second and then went black. I opened the laptop and it was still on, but the screen wouldn't go on.

I restarted my computer and from there on out it kept making a beeping noise and stalling for a really long time at the "Dell Studio/progress bar" screen. After leaving it at that screen for a while the clicking stop and then it allowed me to access the Boot Options and Setup. Under setup, when I click on the drive under SATA hard drive, it shows something like 10GB and nothing more, and I have no options on the screen .....

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Dell :: Upgrading CPU In My M90

Apr 28, 2009

I ordered my M90 on Dell Outlet a while ago. Top of the line everything except the CPU. It's a T2300, I believe (Core Duo, 1.6 Ghz). In preparation for Windows 7, I want upgrade the CPU for speed and for 64 bit.

I'm looking at a T7200 (2.0 Ghz, 667 fsb) for under $100 new, but pulled. First off, just to double check, this will work in my laptop, right?

Second, how involved is replacing the CPU? I've built desktops before no problem, and I've repaired my wife's screen on her HP, but never on my M90. I assume it won't be too bad as long as I follow the manual and keep track of parts.

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Dell :: What's The Best OLD 17 To Buy For Upgrading?

Jan 26, 2009

I've been putting together cheap, old Gateway Solo 9550 notebooks for a few years now. They use the Coppermine 1066, which is just good enough for Win2KPro, and really light work.

I got a great deal on my Inspiron 9200 from Dell only to find it discontinued just weeks later. My fault, but then again, I got the best I could afford at the time, which was the most slimmed down version.

Here & there, I upgraded everything; CPU, RAM, hdd, DVD-RW, added Bluetooth, better battery, etc.

But I've reached the limit. I can't even overclock it .....

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Dell :: Upgrading The SSD

Apr 16, 2009

I have a Latitude E4200 and I want to upgrade the SSD to an Ultra performance SSD, is this possible and how would you do it?

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Dell :: Upgrading My M90

Jan 19, 2010

I would like to upgrade my M90's Quadro FX 2500M (WUXGA) to another one wich support CUDA (2700M, 160M or any other geforce, i'm not sticked with Quadro ).

Is this possible ?

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