Portege 7200 - HARD drive upgrade
I have a Portege 7200. It was just given to me. There is therefore no documentation or manuals.
I'm interested in upgrading his old 4 GB HARD drive to something more modern. Can someone tell me what could be done to it? I mean - if standard 2.5 "HDD is Ok, is there a limitation of the motherboard/BIOS card as to the maximum size, etc.. ?
Thanks in advance!
The manual can be downloaded from the Toshiba European page;
Here, you should go to support downloads & -> user manual for Toshiba.
In the upload form, you must choose;
Archive-> Portege Archive-> Portege 7xxx--> Portege 7200
Maybe you will find some info in the user manual.
But I want to provide some details too.
To my knowledge, several versions of BIOS supports a HARD drive size limitation. I mean that not every size of HARD drive is supported.
I have goggled a bit and discovered that the Toshiba MK1214GAP HARD drive can be used with the Portege 7200. It s a 12 GB HARD drive that supports ATA-2/ATA-3/ATA-4 interface.
Maybe you could test it.
I shopped for a replacement HARD drive for my trusty P2000 and finished with a MK3008GAL GB 30 I thought was an improvement on the original MK2003GAH. However, I noticed too late that the new drive sports a connector ZIF instead of the multi connector IDE - like inside the computer. Is there some sort of adapter to get out of this mess? Any help is appreciated.
As far as I know the HARD disk can be used only in combination with original HARD drive and there is no any type of adapters. Sorry, but something like that is unknown to me.
I need to upgrade hard drive of my laptop because it is very slow. However, I know it's a 60 GB to factory-installed 4200 RPM.
I'm ready to be upgraded to a fast 7200 RPM, if possible, with a decent capacity, but I'm not sure of the supported hard drive type (IDE?, 2.5?) is a model of 5 years. In my view, there are incompatibilities with the laptops today, hard drive formats, so I really need help.
Thank you very much for your help!
These are the specs on the site
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/innovation/JSP/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new = Yes & PRODUCT_ID = 97598
In my opinion the HARD drive upgrade will not increase performance well then you should try the other options first as reinstalling Windows, or upgrade the RAM.
Anyway, Satellite A50 use IDE interface, so you can use hard disks of 120 GB of disk space.
Of course, you can take a model at 7200 RPM, but they need more energy and produce more noise.
I recommend a 120 GB 5400 RPM model. That s pretty fast!
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.
I recently bought a retina-iMac 21.5 "(fin 2015 obvs), without realizing it when I did so that it came with a slow hard disk 5400 RPM that will larn me - do your research the next time Cameron!" In any case, I'm trying to sell it, but my search for a buyer continues, I also try to establish - without much success until now - if a hard drive upgrade and/or installation of a fusion player any is possible. I am aware that the RAM in this model is not extensible.
Any entry received with gratitude
Although it is possible it is a company very difficult and will void any warranty future and Apple. Have you thought from the external drive Thunderbolt?
Is it possible to find a replacement for my Portege 4000 HARD drive, because the original becomes very capricious?
I think that the Portege 4000 is an elder and in my opinion this laptop supports a 2.5 HARD disk.
I m not 100% sure, so I recommend you to install a hardware diagnostic tool like Everest Home Edition which would provide all the information on the HARD drive is internal.
That would help you get a new, compatible HARD drive.
are there restrictions on the type of hard drive that you can on this model?
Number of PINS
Type of the ATA
I was watching a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST980815A, if this helps answer the question.
I found the info your device comes with 40 GB IDE (ATA - 5) HARD drive. I think in your case, to capacity. High-capacity hard drives are not recognized properly, but I think that with 60 or 80 GB HDD should perhaps be recognized correctly.
If anyone on this forum can give you accurate information, I recommend you contact your local dealer or service in your country. They are experts upgrade material and they have accurate info on HARD drive upgrade.
HP 6470 b 2nd hard drive upgrade. How fast this port works on? SATA I, II or III
I want to put in a 60 GB SSD into the CD slot and want to see how fast it will support as this will be used for the Cache
The published information is not explicit; He says only: SATA for the expansion Bay while the main hard drive Bay expressly says SATA-III. However, given that this isn't just an optical drive Bay, but also a general 'Bay expansion', it is safe to assume it of on the same SATA bus as main drive and is a SATA III interface.
6470b is also supposed to have a slot for a WSSD mSATA, but he is not described in the Manual:
Obviously the WSSD would work better for cache but you can use a 60 gig SSD in an expansion bay for both cache adapter. Even if the connection is SATA-II, it will be much faster to work for a cache of acceleration.
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I intend to replace original 100 GB 4200 RPM HDD in P30 with new model 7200 RPM.
I'm looking at any 2.5', P - ATA, 100 GB, 7200 RPM drive HARD model I can find.
On my list are these 3 models:
- Seagate Momentus 7200,1 (ST910021A)
- Hitachi Travelstar 7 K 100 (HTS721010G9AT00)
- Hitachi Travelstar E7K100 (HTE721010G9AT00)
I worry especially about the overheating problem.
Is there someone who has experience with this drive? s in P30?
OK, I noticed that E7K100 operating temperature 40 ° C and 7K 100 a 55 C. This avoids E7K100.
Now I have to choose from:
-Seagate Momentus 7200,1 (ST910021A)
-Hitachi Travelstar 7K 100 (HTS721010G9AT00)
I want to upgrade my Portege 7200 with the standard 12 GB of HDD to a 60Gb, my questions are:-
1. do I have updated BIOS?
2 Will fit a standard 2.5 notebook HARD disk drive 9.5 mm inches (for example 60 GB 2.5 "IBM/Hitachi Travelstar 7 K 60 ATA100 7200 RPM, 8 MB)
3. is special caddies or cable required.
4. someone at - it instructions or is simple.
Thanks in advance for your help.
regarding your first question:
BIOS update is useful, but I don't know how much GB the most recent BIOS for P7200 can handle! Try a test!
2. normally a 2.5 inch HDD fit. I don't know who the old we have size, but you can compare it with the OE ew!
4. normally the change of HARD drive is not difficult. The problem is "the BIOS detects the new HARD drive and the right size." But this only experience could help you!
What is the hard drive of greater that I can install it on a 3480CT portege? can I write DVD with an external burner (USB 2.0)?
You will be very happy if someone can give you specific info on the maximum capacity of the HARD drive for this model of laptop. This info can give you a few specialist upgrade for laptop, but I think that 20 or 30 GB maybe are no problem.
I use the external DVD burner too, but not ultra slim but desktop engraver special cardboard. I don t use USB. FireWire is much faster data transfer rates and I use the firewire port on my Satellite.
The hard drive on my portege 4000 has just crashed, can someone please provide guidance on a suitable replacement or upgrade part, where I can buy one and what does this change?
replacing the HARD drive is not very difficult on laptops because especially HARD drive is laced at the bottom of the unit and it of only necessary to remove the cover.
To remove the HARD drive, follow the steps below:
1. turn the computer.
2. remove the two silver screws that attach the HARD drive cover.
3. lift the cover of the HARD drive.
4 enter the plastic on the HARD disk tab to disconnect the system HARD drive, then pull the HARD drive.
5. place the HARD drive on a flat pack and remove the four screws flat head.
6. remove the HARD drive bracket.
That s all :)
PS: I think you can use 10 GB, 20 GB and 30 GB hard drives
Someone would be able to help me in upgrading my computer portable HARD drive?
When looking on the Toshiba support, can't get a reference to the HARD drive.
Looking around on the net, I found a few 500 GB for example:
-Western Digital WD5000BPVT WD Blue Mobile HDD internal 2.5 "SATA II 5400 RPM 500 GB
-Western Digital WD Scorpio 500 GB 16 MB 7200 RPM black, WD5000BPKT
Two of these SATA2 HDD would work in my laptop?
Or shall I seek another Ref.?
Thanks in advance
I think you can use both of them. I just hope that all capacity 500 GB is recognized correctly.
After upgrade, please test and send feedback.
I have a Satellite A100-158 of the model code PSAA9E-01700VPT. It came with a 80 GB HDD at 5400 RPM S.M.A.R.T. and 1 GB of RAM DDR2 (533 MHz).
I think that my computer slows to a crawl because maybe I thought the hard drive being old and low memory for recent programs and therefore upgrade the hard drive and memory.
A Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB 7200 RPM 16 MB 2.5 inch would fit? According to them, it's running at 7200 RPM with the energy consumption of a drive 5400 RPM (marketing simply bad maybe).
And a memory card Kingston 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz working? It has a higher frequency than my current ram, but then I guess he can withdraw maximum permitted by the motherboard? I guess that's 533 Mhz as my module memory factory. I can also buy a module 2 GB of the same manufacturer exact DDR 2 as well but 667 MHz instead... still higher than my current memory module.
Thanks much for the tips... I hope that this will bring my A100 more in standards without going to a new laptop :)
Generally, a HARD drive with more RPM isn't a problem, but he needs a little more power and product more heat, but it should work.
It s based on your application that you are running. For normal use, 5400 RPM should be ok.
The modules of RAM with higher specifications are also no problem because it s downgrade compatible for lower speed (533 MHz).
Kingston is always recommendable, I've never had a problem with these modules. :)
I want to convert the disc on the laptop 60 GB to 250 GB.
If it is possible?, flat main (motherboard) some limitations to disk?
Plan to buy Samsung 250 GB 2.5 '7200 obr, SATA, 16 MB.
Thank for the answer.
Yes, I think you should be able to upgrade the HARD drive since the SATA HDD controller is not limited to any size you should be able to use the 250 GB HARD drive.
250 GB, 2.5 ", 7200 obr, SATA, 16 MB is pretty and expected functions.
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