Equium A60-157: Question about maximum size of HARD drive
Looking to upgrade my Pentium 4 3.06GHz Equium A60-157 a bit then got a new module of 1024 MB of RAM, but now really to upgrade my 40 gb HDD to go with. I found all the specifications of the type of HARD drive, I need, but may not know what the maximum size of the disk, it is that the BIOS will recognize. I don't think that I've never updated by the BIOS and I'm looking to get a 120 GB drive. Any ideas please?
Thanks for your help!
Most portable smanufactured in the last 5 years or so are able to accept larger hard drive capacity without problem. I am currently using a 80 GB drive in an old SA30 of three years. I can't guarantee a 120 GB drive will work, but I see no reason why it wouldn't.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A60 S-131, bought 2 years ago.
I want to know is it possible for me to upgrade (internal) for a superior ability to HDD 40 GB HARD drive and update my RAM to 512 MB on the rise.
Also I already inserted a 256 MB DDR RAM in the empty memory slot almost 1 year ago.
Help will be appreciated.
You can definitley upgrade your hard drive for a larger version. You should find that a 80 or 100 GB will work fine. You should make sure that you get you a new disc with the same physical characteristics as you existing. The following link will help you remove the hard drive.
You can also get a new hard drive with a more rapid rotation speed (5400 RPM or 7200 RPM).
I think that the maximum RAM for the A60 is 1.25 GB which includes 1 X fixed module (I presume yours is 256 MB, which means that you can install an additional module with a capacity up to 1 GB. Available in capacities of 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB of RAM modules.
I recently bought an Equium L20-197 and I thought to install a larger HARD drive.
I wanted to know what the maximum size of HARD drive that can be installed on an Equium L20-197 (I guess it's 120 GB, as it is on the L20-187 but I'm not 100% sure)
I have also been seaching for the IDE drives and found a list of sites who have PATA, ATA100 etc. are also the IDE drives? (I checked the wiki and articles all point Yes, but a little more confirmation would not hurt)
I was also wondering if the HARD drive I install must be brand toshiba (or if it even makes a difference).
Thanking you in advance for any help you can provide.
Equium L20 is very similar to the Satellite L20.
Search here in the forum for similar issues. If you want to use the advanced search option, you will find a few useful headings.
I know, it's that you can use the 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB and 100 GB 2.5 IDE HARD drive supporting the UDMA100
What is the maximum size of hard drive, which can be installed in a desktop pavilion d4790y?
It would be a secondary drive, not the boot drive.
The operating system is Vista Home Premium, 32-bit. The version of the BIOS is 5.08.
Are there any changes or upgrades that would allow an internal hard drive 3 TB to install?
Here are the specifications and configurable options for your desktop HP Pavilion d4790y and here are the specifications of its card mother P5BW - THE (Basswood2). Based on the specifications and the age of the computer, I would expect you to use a hard drive 3 TB as a secondary drive on Windows Vista (DISPLACEMENT SP1 or SP2) and Windows 7. Formatted as MBR would require the drive to use with a minimum of two partitions. Formatted as GPT would require only a single partition. In no case will you be able to use the 3 TB as a boot device drive because your computer does not support a UEFI BIOS that allows booting from a GPT formatted disk. No changes or updated should be held.
What is the maximum size of hard drive upgrade that works with the Vostro 420?
FYI: I am considering adding a Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2 to 7200 tr / MIN 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0 GB/s 3.5 "internal hard drive
(The 6.0 GB/s should adjust downwards to the Vostro 420 3.0 Gb/s, it's the limitations of maximum size, I need.)
2 TB SATA hard drive, works perfectly in a vostro 420.
Is there a maximum size of disk HARD internally for a Satellite Pro A120?
I tried a 320 HDD int Tosh and had problems with continuous boot.
I have the BIOS update (March 08)
> Is there a maximum size of disk HARD internally for a Satellite Pro A120
Yes, I think so.
The BIOS doesn't support all sizes of HARD drive!
In my opinion, teething problems are associated with the large size of HARD drive and advise to use a smaller HARD drive.
I understand the internal player on the R100 is an ATA5 (Enhanced IDE), I've only used the IBM (now HGST) readers, they do a decent-sized on ATA6 disc, I guess, it will take the player that will support ATA5 as the controller on the R100 is ATA5 only.
As for the size, what is the maximum size can I ride in this unit?
The orginal is 5.4 width x depth x 7.9 height 8 mm. Can I assume all 1.8 inch drive will fot or is it a mine field?
Thank you very much
AFAIK the R100 was delivered with a 30GB and 40GB HDD.
I found an info that the hard drives are compatible:
HDD1422: Width (mm) 54.0; Height (mm) 5.0 0.15; Depth (mm) 78.5 0.3
MK2003GAH: Width: 54.0, height: 8.0, depth: 78.5
HDD1384: Width: 54.0 0.2, height: 8.0 0.15, depth: 78.5 0.3
HDD1524: Width: 54.0 0.2, height: 8.0 0.15, depth: 78.5 0.3
My hard drive in my Toshiba s1410-604 died :(
How many GB does my phone support?
Can I buy a 100 GB HDD without any problem?
I have this drive in my mind:
Hope someone can understand my question and help me...
As far as I know, this unit was delivered with a 30 GB HARD drive.
In my opinion you unity might work with a 40 GB 60GB but I n t think that the BIOS recognizes a 100 GB HARD drive.
I think that it of not possible to use a 100 GB on this unit.
HARD drive merchants offer a BIOS change. After this change, it should be possible to use a bigger HDD. But these procedures are not supported by Toshiba and it is possible that you will lose coverage.
Nobody knows what the maximum hard disk size is for a Satellite 2400-103? This laptop has a 30GB HARD drive which is complete at the moment and I'm moving to a 160 GB unit.
Used software - DiskCopy - clone Moose 30 GB of cloning to the new 160 GB drive. This creates a partition on the disk that is the same size as the original (about 28GB). If the new hard drive is installed on the laptop at this point, the laptop will be start OK. If I use a partition manager - Partition Magic - to resize the partition to the size of the new disc (about 150 GB) then the laptop does not start.
Would it because there is a limit on the size of the hard disk supported by this laptop?
If so, what is the limit?
Thank you and best regards.
Satellite 2400 is very old notebook, so I think it has a limitation of LBA 28 bits. This means that you can only use up to 128 GB of free space so the maximum capacity of the disc HARD would be 120 GB. So I think that's the reason why the computer laptop can-t start successfully with the 160 GB model.
In your case I bring back the 160 GB model to the computer store and ask one another 120 GB one. It should work normally
The power has gone on my A60-692, the adapter is ok but there is just no no LED on the laptop. I had to get replaced a few years ago so maybe it is related to that of the power connector.
I took to a local repair place, he said, it would cost more to fix this, so I should really find it useful laptop only think about recover my data.
Is it really so hard to fix these things?
How hard is it to make the hard drive out, & how would then access down my data?
> I took to a local repair place, he said, it would cost more to fix this, so I should really find it useful laptop only think about recover my data.
I agree with the authorized service provider. My personal opinion is that it s a malfunction of the motherboard and it is a very expensive part. Besides, Equium A60 is pretty old model so it would be better buy you a new laptop and recover your data.
> How difficult is it to make the hard drive out, & how would then access down my data?
It of not difficult, but I m really wondering why you need access to these data. You don t have a backup? In my opinion the backup is the most important thing you need to do on a computer.
Anyway, normally on the underside of your laptop there is a HARD drive cover which is guaranteed by one or two screws. You must remove this cover and then you can see the HARD drive and you're able to remove it.
Also buy an external HARD drive enclosure where you can install the HARD drive. Then you can connect it to another computer to back up your data. ;)
I want to switch the HARD disk in my Satellite Pro 4340. I know the 4200 and 4300 SP series can take at least a 20 GB HARD drive that I've already updated a SP4270 and SP4280 drives from 20GB already.
I did a search on assignments earlier re. Satellite Pro 4200 and computers portable 4300 series as various other contributors of this forum had already asked this question. A respondent suggested that they had installed a 60 GB HARD disk without problem.
Someone at - it else mounted a big HARD drive (or more even) in these notebooks series 4200 and 4300 and managed to do work OK and had the BIOS to recognize the total size of the HARD drive?
What is the largest swap HDD that someone did with success on these machines of 4200/4300?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to find accurate information about it. All you can find are reports from other users. I am really interested about other views.
By the way: 60 GB HARD drive is not sufficient for you?
My default hard disk is almost full and I plan to update. What is the maximum size that this model could overcome? Very well is 2-3 to?
I replaced my optical drive to a box with a 250 GB SSD HARD drive inside. I installed my new operating system here, and makes the default boot drive. The default value of HARD drive that comes with the laptop is my backup drive. This is configured by okay?
Do I have to put my SSD on the default HARD drive space and put my 2 to/3 TB harddrive on the caddy for maximum performance?
1. in theory, you can get 2 TB or TB but 1 TB has better peformance.
2. you cannot boot from the caddy. My suggestion: use for normal Bay and 2 TB SSDS in the caddy. You both what you want.
3. as (2) above.
I use a HP dc7600 CMT, which works well after the upgrade to a Samsung 128 GB SSD Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6450. I'm under Win 8.1 Pro x 64, with the most recent upgrade and have absolutely no problem. Now, I want to add a second internal HDD and I wonder what is the maximum size that I can go to. I can't go up to 2 TB, or am I limited to a lower number? 1 TB? 500 GB? 250 GB?
Will be happy to help here, especially if he actually tried to apply in practice.
Thanks in advance.
In theory, you'd be limited to 2 TB.
The biggest HARD drive I have ever installed in my dc7600 CMT was a 1 TB of HDD, so I can't confirm that a 2 TB drive will absolutely work.
My age Satellite Pro 4600 has a 20 GB HARD drive. These are now very difficult to obtain, does anyone know if superior capacy HDDs can be used and, if so, what is the maximum size of the HARD drive.
(Despite his age that I always use the Satellite Pro for some jobs).
Satellite Pro 4600 is old enough for laptop and it is not easy to find the exact info. The fact is that this laptop comes with 10 and 20 GB hard drives.
My opinion is that you can use 30 or even 40 GB HDD. I think that 30 GB new HARD drive should be enough for your some jobs.
What do you think?
I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite L40, model number PSL4CL - 001 with 80 GB HDD (SATA) 00C. I need to buy a new bigger hard drive, but I don't know the maximum size that I can use my laptop?
Can I get a new one with 500 GB or I shouldn't buy one more 250 or 320 GB?
Theoretically, you can buy each HARD drive you want. Your laptop is equipped with a SATA interface for HARD disk and there is no limit of capacity as on the old IDE interface. So, a 500 GB model should work correctly on your laptop.
If you buy a new one make sure that it s a portable 2.5 HARD drive with SATA interface. All that s! :)
I hope I could help a bit.
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