HP/Compaq :: DV7-2040US W/ SATA II SSD

Jul 18, 2009

Will the SATA controller in the HP DV7-2040US (Q9000 cpu) autonegotiate successfully with SATA II SSDs? The bang per buck in SATA II SSDs is about 2x that of SATA I SSDs (R/W speed).

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv7-2040us Benchmarks

Jun 16, 2009

i think i got it to work now!

source test actually ran at 1600x900 but that wasn't an option (please add 16:9 resolution choices to benchmarks)

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV7-2040US Vs DV7-2043CL

Jun 7, 2009

Is this HP DV7-2040US laptop the same one as this DV7-2043clbut with a different processor? I've got the 2043cl right now and I tried running the 2040US bios flash and it didn't give any problems. I checked CPU ID and it says it's a PM45 chipset capable of handling quad core + DDR 3. So I guess my question is, if I put a quad core chip + DDR 3 in the 2043cl, will it work?

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HP/Compaq :: Bluetooth Installdv7-2040us

Jul 7, 2009

I just bought the dv7-2040us from newegg and got it last night. For what little time I have had with it, I love it.

But, I really want bluetooth in it, and not the small usb kind either. I'm talking something internal, like a PCIe card or something I could rig up.

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HP/Compaq :: New DV7-2040us OwnerIs It Just Me Or Does MediaSmart

Jul 5, 2009

I am having a hard time separating the wheat from the chaff with the buttload of worthless crap HP installed on this otherwise good machine.

I domped the obvious stuff. Now I am trying to play DVDs and am running into problems. MediaSmart cant make it through a single DVD without hanging for munites at a time. Is MediaSmart just crapware like the rest?

I like the idea of a media oriented laptop, but if the software is crap, what good is it. I like WMC, but it just cuts back to mediasmart for DVDs.

I want to dump the junkware, but I need a DVD component for WMC. Am I doing something wrong and somehow spoiling the greatness of 'Mediasmart', or do I need to junk it? If I do, how do I play DVD from WMC without spending money on something I should already have. Is there a free DVD play app that plugs into WMC, or a hack to unlock some builtin DVD functionality?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv7-2040US Everest Ultimate V5 Benchmarks

May 4, 2009

There was no option for Everest benchmarks, so here are my results with Everest Ultimate v5.

Computer is an HP dv7-2040US. Full specs can be found in my other thread for Windows Performance Index in this same benchmark forum.

Memory Read: 6360MB/s
Memory Write: 5628MB/s
Memory Copy: 5477MB/s
Memory Latency: 80.1ns
CPU Queen: 14233
CPU Photoworxx: 11868
CPU Zlib: 51409
CPU AES: 14898
FPU Julia: 7329
FPU Mandel: 3702
FPU SinJulia: 1981

This laptop kicked major ass on Photoworxx. It was faster than the following:

Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 2666MHz scored 11706
8-Core Zeon L5320 1866MHz scored 9621
4-Core Zeon 5140 2333MHz scored 8626
2x Athlon64 X2 Black 6400+ 3200 MHz scored 7653
2x Core 2 Duo P8400 2266 MHz 7534
8-Core Opteron HE 2344 1700 MHz scored 6622
4x Phenom X4 9400 2200MHz scored 6532
2x Athlon64 X2 4000+ 2100MHz scored 6419
2x Core 2 Duo T2500 2000MHz scored 5053
2x Core 2 Duo T5600 1833MHz scored 5027
2x Xeon 3066MHz scored 3339

I know the computer makes a difference on those benchmark scores but it's still kinda cool to compare. I was shocked to see that I beat the QX6700 2666MHz!

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

Jan 13, 2009

Is the hard drive interface SATA or SATA II?

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Sony :: SZ160p Sata 1 Or Sata 2

Mar 9, 2010

Has anyone installed a SSD drive in this model with success? If so, does the BIOS need to be upgraded? I have a Vertex 120 SSD drive I'm not using and am thinking about putting it in the Sony and installing Win 7/32 bit.

I would like for all the current functions to work such as the camera and video card. Would this be a big issue or should I just reload the original OS(XP).

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HP/Compaq :: E-SATA Cable For DV7

Nov 9, 2009

I have a 3.5" enclosure for HDD that have an horizontal "L" e-SATA interface but i don't know what kind of e-SATA have DV7 that i ordered. Can someone tell me what kind of e-SATA cable should i buy?

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HP/Compaq :: TM2 SATA Mode I Or II

Feb 28, 2010

if the HDD's run in SATA I or II mode in the TM2.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16T Sata Controller

Feb 18, 2009

if the onboard Sata/eSata controller is "port multiplier" capable? Meaning I can connect more than one drive (via a hub) to the eSata port?

I have an Expresscard eSata that can but wanted to know if the onboard port is capable of this function.

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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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HP/Compaq :: How To Change Sata From IDE TO AHCI

Feb 17, 2009

i have Pavilion DV5-1112ea with limited BIOS

i want to change my IDE SATA TO AHCI...

how i can do this ?

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HP/Compaq :: Native Sata Support

Jan 31, 2009

I have an HP dv9000 laptop.

It came with Windows Vista, at one point I was dual-booting Vista/XP, and I am currently using Windows 7beta.

I recently went in my bios settings and tried to enable native sata support, and after that, my computer wouldn't go into Win7, until i disabled it again.

It was enabled when i first got my computer, and i had to disable it for XP compatibility. I figure, if it works with Vista, there's no reason it wouldnt work with Win7. Perhaps it's configured to run without the setting, so enabling it effs it up and confuses it. is there any way i can enable it again, preferably without having to do a full OS install?

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HP/Compaq :: SATA/SATAII Compatability

Jun 16, 2009

For the dv3t or dv4t, the specs list it as SATA compatible. Does this mean I can't pop in a SATAII SSD? [url]

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HP/Compaq :: Trying To Install Xp Over Vista No Sata Option

Mar 18, 2009

I have a HP DV2000 (BIOs states it is a 2500) that I am trying to install XP over vista.

I have gone into the bios to disable the SATA but there is no option to do so. I do have a external floppy to use. I thought I was computer savy but am feeling kinda dumb. Should I start with a flash? What model am I actually working on, 2000 or 2500.

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HP/Compaq :: Sata Xp Drivers For Dv4 Amd Turion X2 Ultra

Apr 17, 2009

the sata drivers for install the windows xp, i would like to know where can i find? my notebook its an hp dv4-1155se, amd turion x2 64 ultra(zm-82)

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv6700t Legacy Sata Mode

Mar 9, 2010

I have a HP Pavilion dv6700t and I'm looking in the bios to set the the sata controller to legacy mode so I can secure erase my SSD. Trouble is there's nothing there to do it. Question is, does anyone know how to set the controller to legacy mode?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv5t XP Installation BSoD Correct Sata Drivers

May 13, 2009

how to slipstream sata drivers onto Windows XP installation disk I decided to try it out. I had two unsuccessful attempts and I'm wondering that it probably is due to me using the wrong drivers for the job.

I have a Dv5t 1135ee, can anybody please direct me to the right drivers that I need to put onto my Windows XP installtion disk to not get a BSoD.

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HP/Compaq :: EliteBook 8530p- E-SATA Port Does Not Recognize HDD (Vista 32)

Sep 21, 2009

OS is Vista x86 32-bit.

We couldn't for the life of us get the Seagate HDD recognized when plugged inside the eSATA port. Worked fine via the alternative IEEE1394 connector, though. The "super-duper" trick recommended by the manufacturer, consisting of mere rescanning drives with the HDD manager in Computer Management did not effect in anything. Nor did installation of Intel's hard drive manager (which came with a driver update under the veil)

But the dealer whom he bought the HDD from insisted that the HDD worked fine via eSATA, so it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem, nor could a defective cable be the culprit, since he used the very same.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Windows XP And Enabling Native Sata ForPavillion Dv2100

Jan 27, 2010

installing Windows XP on my HP Pavillion Dv2100. Windows could load with Native Sata disabled but when I try to enable it, it gives me a BSOD during the Windows loading screen. I tried doing the steps on [url] and it still doesnt work.

I also tried reinstalling Windows with Native Sata enabled but it says Windows cannot detect a hard disk. Tried reinstalling using a Flash Drive with Windows installed using WinToFlash and it said "Ntldr is missing".

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HP/Compaq :: How To Access SATA Settings In BIOS In Case Ofdv 1131 TX

May 24, 2009

I have a HP dv1131 TX laptop.I am not able to access SATA settings in it. I tried with the BIOS....but it doesnn't seem to display any option pertaining to SATA operation.

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HP/Compaq :: DVD Drive Connected To Laptop With Sata To Esata Cable, Drive Is Not Recognized By Windows 7

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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Dell :: M1710 And New HD (sata 3gb/s)

Apr 21, 2008

the specs for the m1710 say i need a sata hd thats SATA 1.5Gb/s. i am looking to get a bigger hd, and WD has a 320gb drive thats SATA 3 Gb/s.. would that work in my m1710?

i assume i'd still be stuck with 1.5gbps throughput, but that doesn't matter, i just want a larger drive.

here is the drive im looking at :

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Dell :: Are The 9300 HD's SATA

Jul 18, 2007

Are the Dell 9300 HD's SATA or ATA-6? I'd like to upgrade my 9300 with a larger hard drive, somewhere around 100GB or so. Any recommendations? Do I just need to look for a laptop SATA drive 7200RPM or are there other specs I need to consider?

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Dell :: M1330 SSD Sata II

Mar 19, 2009

As a postgraduate student I am able to get good discounts on pc hardware through my University IT department.

My last hard drive went bust [my machine warranty ran out 2 months ago ] and I am looking to upgrade to an SSD.

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Apple :: Switch SATA HDD To SSD

May 13, 2010

I want to move my entire system to a Solid State drive.

I have done time machine backups to an external USB HDD.

Can i boot Snow, run disk utility, and restore a time machine backup from the old HDD to a the newly formatted SSD and be cool?

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Apple :: Sata 3.0 Enabled On New MBP

Jun 23, 2009

Sata 3 has been enabled in all 2009 MBP 13" and 15.4 Macbooks!

It's a new firmware update!

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Dell :: Inpiron 1520 SATA HDD

Nov 14, 2007

Recently, I ordered Dell Inspiron 1520 with the following main specifications:

Intel Core 2 Dou T7500 2.2-GHz CPU
2x1 GB 667-MHz RAM
nVidia 8600GT 256-MB GDDR2 GPU
Fujitsu 160-MB SATA 5400-RPM HDD
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premuim OS

Anyway, at the beginning I was really disappointed with the performance; the system was too slow specially during booting, loading, and playing games. Furthermore, when the notebook is on battery, the performance was terrible; I even can't watch movies smoothly or explore the hard drive normally.

So, I entered the BIOS, load the defaults, no improvements!

Then, after too many calls/chats with Dell technical support, someone asked me to update the BIOS, then I update it, but again there were no improvements.

Finally, I got the right man from Dell support, and he suggested to change a BIOS setting, which is the "SATA Operation" and set it to "ATA" rather than "ACHI". Then, I entered the BIOS (which is the new version "A03"), and went to the "SATA Operation" option then I saw the default factory is set to "ATA" where I am sure that it was "ACHI" as a default factory with the previous BIOS version. Anyway, I set it to "ATA" and I had to disable also the "Flash Cache Module" to do so. Then finally, the system performance improved and everything seems to be normal.

Now, my questions are:
Did I lost the "SATA" feature/performance of my hard drive (because I set it to "ATA")?
If I do lost the "SATA" feature/performance, is there any workaround solution to make the "SATA Operation" as "ACHI" and system remails OK (e.g.: installing new storage/interface drivers to the OS)?
Why in the new BIOS, the "SATA Operation" default factory is set to "ATA" not as like the previous version were the default is "ACHI"?
Is there anybody faced the same problem as mine? If so, how did he solve it?
Is this one of Dell disadvantages/faults?

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Dell :: E-sata/usb Port Combo

Sep 5, 2009

I've read that e-sata may or may not be powered depending on how the host is designed, does dell's e-sata/usb combo port self-power external 2.5" e-sata drives or do they need their adapters/usb cable used?

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