Recommendations for a second hard drive for my Inspiron 530 please
I have an Inspiron 530 standard.
My main 320 HARD disk drive is approaching full and I want to add a second internal HDD.
My intention was to use the new drive as a secondary drive just to store and edit photos.
Can anyone recommend a compatible drive about 500 GB in size I can use.
Can you tell me if there a SATA drive that I need, recommended speed (RPM) and I'll need to get all the connectors etc.
Thanks in advance for your help and advice
Assuming you have the Inspiron 530 mini tour and not Slimline 530 s version.
You can install any SATA 3.5 "internal hard drive 7200 RPM up to 2 TB without problem.
Discover the brands Seagate and Western Digital, also check the length of the manufacturer's warranty, unfortunately hard drives prices are extremely high, due to the flooding of the Thailand, readers, I bought last September for $40 with a promo, now costs $108.
Instructions for the installation of a second hard drive physically in a 530 are here.
You will need a SATA data cable, there should be a spare connector to SATA power inside the housing.
After you have installed the drive, enter the system setup and make sure the hard drive is "on" [We] and recognized. The system configuration.
For windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted. Go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management, right click on the new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.
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I currently have a 500 GB hard drive in my pc at the moment, and it gets pretty full. I installed a new hard drive before College, but not quite sure on how to do it with this computer. I just wanted to know if there is no instruction and what could be the second hard disk drive and where should I get the hard drive. Thanks in advance: bravohelen:
you just bought a faster (7200 RPM) 60 gb 2.5 "SATA (of course) for my Inspiron1720 - idea is to keep the system on it.
Anyway, opened the Bay where are hard disks, and I noticed there is some sort of connector for my current hard drive (the thing has a kind of bent pins to plug the drive hard vertivally)
because I don't want to replace it, to add another, I am devoid of this connector, faq explains only how to replace not add a second.
that read, however it means only (part number) type PATA and SATA got :(
Now, I spent all day in the city, searching ebay and allegro (sort of Polish to ebay ;])
Couldn't find it anywhere, so how can I connect the new drive?
I couldn't find info about it on the net, so it's not a common problem, so how people add new hard drives to their 1720s?
So what now? is it possible to get this connector? what I buy from Dell? : smileymad: (that would really bother me) or should I have got one when I bought my inspiron? (don't have the box at the moment, is in my second home, so can not verify)
Will be much gratefull for info, as it starts to irritate me, can I just plug into my new hard drive in a DELL computer.
See you soon
I want to add a second hard drive for my Pavilion Elite HPE 410f. Recommendations? Somewhere in the 320 to 500 GB range and I want a quick unit because it will be used for rendering videos. Thank you for your response.
How fast is fast is the real question.
Have you looked at hybrid drives OCZ? Expensive but probably the fastest option.
Seagate also made a hybrid hard drive. Good price... You will need a 3.5 "to 2.5" support if the player does not support. If you install the drive in an empty optical Bay then you will need a 5.25 "to 2.5" support.
Your other choice is 7 200 or 10 000 rpm traditional hard drives.
Another option would be to add a PCI sata and two external hard dirves configured in RAID 0.
Satellite A210-BP1 came with 2 HDD (160 GB).
Now, I want to use the second hard drive mirrored the first, one that has Vista installed.
This should be done without supervision and in real time - as a RAID 1.
How can I do this?
I also have Vista professional available and I would be willing to use 3rd party software as well.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
I doubt that this is possible
Why? The point is that you need to use two hard drives in mirroring, RAID striping, mode etc technology
Satellite A210 can't RAID. It s only a SATA controller without RAID capacity!
Therefore, the final answer is; NO, it is not possible to use mirroring
I really want to add another SSD or HARD disk. My question is what size should I buy and it would be compatible with SATA 2 or 3? I will void the warranty of my mobile during installation it?
Through 2, 24, 41-43 page in this manual:
You can put 3 SATA, they are backward compatible with SATA 2 HARD drive also
Size: 7mm or 9. 5 mm compatible
You must purchase additional hard drive support (number of HP 720237-001) to second hard drive.
Replacement procedures are included in the manual. It is relatively easy to install. It will void the warranty if something goes wrong due to replacement by you. Contact HP service center for help.
I am very short of space on my originally installed HP 500 GB hard drive and need more storage space. I have a new Seagate 750 GB drive, 7200 RPM and I would like to install it. When I opened the folder to access the second hard drive compartment, I was blocked when I have not found any pre-installed connector. What should I do to install this player?
Loss of power for 40mins. Please try this:
the links before shows the TWO caddy and cable for dv7 machines. This article may help:
Where can I buy a hard drive enclosure and a connector for a second hard drive for my dv7-7190eo?
Where can I buy a hard drive enclosure and a connector for a second hard drive for my dv7-7190eo?
The right part for the hard drive kit is 681976-001. The website of the laptop stand is on HP Sweden so run on google.co.uk part number (or your Swedish). I found the cheapest on us amazon for $38 or £42.
I have a 7100 Studio (Studio Athlon II X 4 630 (2.8 GHz) + ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024 MB, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1.5 TB Serial ATA 2 hard drive) and I would like to add a second hard drive.
I would like at least one other 1 TB - is there an upper limit on size? And are there other tips, installation tips I should know.
Thank you for your help.
A second 1 TB SATA hard drive will work well in the Studio XPS 7100.
You will need to buy a SATA data cable, there should be an additional power supply connector into the drive case.
The procedure for installing a second hard drive in the 7100, is HERE
Tip: Open the case and check that Dell provided the disk for additional hard drive cage.
Once the drive has been installed, check the configuration of the system, including the SATA port, it is connected, turned on [on] and the hard drive is recognized.
So for Windows recognizes the additional drive, you must partition, format and assigned to a drive letter using Windows Disk Manager.
I added a 128 gB microSD card to provide the space for my photos, (a second hard drive) but lightroom won't let me not import all the pictures that are already on the map. The only import option is 'copy', not 'Add '.
I had a problem with Lightroom on Microsoft Surface 3. I added a 128 gB microSD card to provide the space for my photos, (a second hard drive) but lightroom won't let me not import all the pictures that are already on the map. The only import option is 'copy', not 'Add '. I worked around this by mounting a network directory containing photos and imported from there. Is it possible to stop Lightroom to see such a map as a camera?
I have not tested, but it should work with Lightroom:
Not sure what happens if you remove the card and put in a similar SD card. I would like to test it so that you know what to expect.
Cannot find place to install the second hard drive in the box. Where it is installed?
HP has not produced a manual upgrade. Please see this manual, because it could help you.
So rumor is my DV7 may take a second hard drive.
So I got a second drive, open the bottom where the reader will, and there is no SATA connector. Apparently I need a shopping cart or something, but I can't. Am I missing something obvious?
Yes you need a shopping cart and a connector. The interface is not a standard SATA plug... There is a cable that connects the SATA drive in a small plug in the second Bay.
Can a second hard drive be added to the dv7 - 7047cl?
(It is standard drive is a 1 TB of HARD drive).
If so, how?
You are welcome
There should be no problem with Bios recognizing the 2nd HARD drive, however it may not appear in Windows (under the Start Menu, computer) until the drive has been formatted.
You can format the second HDD as follows.
Hold down the Windows key and press R. In the run box, type compmgmt.msc , and then press ENTER. Click disk management in the left pane and let readers load upward. Right-click on your new HARD drive and select Format to start the wizard. Windows 7 will affect a Volume label so if your happy with it, just leave the default. File system is NTFS. Allocation unit size must be left by default. Select the option to perform a quick format if it is not already done. Leave all the other default settings, and then click Ok, and then Ok to start the process.
Once this done, your new HARD disk should now appear when you look under the computer.
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I opened my computer case to see what I need to install a second hard drive in my Dimension E521. I quickly found the slot and a Sata data connector, but could not see where the power comes from. Do I have to buy another cable, and if so, where I plug?
I have two optical drives installed, but I think they are EIDE?
Any help will be appreciated.Message edited by Redwing278 on 08/07/2008 12:12
I have a T42 with a DVD/CD R / w. My current hard drive is 40 GB and it is running Windows XP Service Pack 3. I would like to install a second hard drive for extra storage. What do you recommend for an extra hard drive and can be installed in place of the removable DVD/CD drive? Because the currently installed DVD player uses the UltraBay, I think just remove and install additional hard drive in the UltraBay slot should be possible. Please notify. Thank you in advance.
Welcome to the forum!
You are going to be looking for Ultraslim Bay PATA hard drive adapter.
Something like this:
http://CGI.eBay.com/IBM-2nd-Hard-Drive-adapter-T60-T61-T42-41-Ultrabay-Slim_W0QQitemZ400016951957QQc...| 65% 3 A 10 | 39% 3 A 1. 240% 3A 1308
In the interest of full disclosure, I am NOT affiliated with the seller somehow.
I hope this helps.
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