Satellite L40 - HARD drive upgrade
So, I have a Toshiba MK8037GSX in a Toshiba L40 laptop.
I would like to be updated on the drive hard Toshiba MK2552GSX.
My question is if I have compatibility problems...
The older MK8037GSX ATA-7, while MK2552GSX, is ATA - 8. No problem with that?
Should I do anything else in addition to taking on the old hdd and put it in the new?
It will interfere with the big cable that connects to the hard drive, I have to change it?
Links for specs on hard disks:
No, you should not get problems using ATA-8 HARD drive.
The point is that the SATA controller is down.
Means that you can use SATA I and SATA II HDD without any big problems
> Will I have to do any other thing in addition to taking on the old hdd and put it in the new?
No, after the HARD drive has been connected to the laptop, go into the BIOS and check if it s is recognized correctly. The new installation of the operating system should not be a problem as well. The installation disc must format the HARD drive and you could install the operating system.
I would like to know if there is a panel that is easy to open to upgrade the hard drive?
If not, then how to open Notepad in order to improve memory?
Your hard drive is in the DVD-ROM on the bottom of your A30. To access it, you need to remove the DVD-ROM first by unscrewing the screws marked F5 on the bottom of your device. The DVD-ROM will then slide toward the front of your A30.
With the DVD - ROM removed the hard drive will be visible fixed by four screws Phillips. Remove these screws and gently slide the hard drive toward the front of the laptop to free the pins is connecting.
To upgrade the memeory that you will need to remove the small cover on the bottom of the laptop (held in by two small screws. We then see the RAM modules. The details on how to remove/replace the in your online user manual.
I had a quick search, but I'm sorry if this has already been asked and answered successfully... But anyway.
My girlfriend has easily filled its 120 GB hard drive and wants to expand. I see that it can be improved in two other sizes (including the 360 GB), but which is the maximum? I am able to get a hard drive say 500 GB/1 TB in size?
Thanks in advance.
Satellite L300 supports SATA HDDs and this means that there is no capacity limit. So, you can also install disk 500 GB or 1 TB, which should be no problem.
Interface SATA has no capacity limits older IDE interface so Don t worry about the size. Just buy a model that you think that it s ok. It is only important that it s 2.5 HARD drive with SATA interface.
In addition, the Exchange is described here:
[Satellite L300 - how to replace the defective HARD drive? | http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=119]
I want to upgrade the 4.3 GB to 10 GB + are there problems or limits
Have unfortunately not find specific info, but I'm sure you can use 6 or even 10 GB HARD drive. If you want to be sure to contact the Service partner in your country or research on the net some supplier of HARD drive. They have this kind of information.
Hi, I upgraded just the 40 GB hard drive. I have a very basic knowledge of the pc and trying to load XP on the new HD with no luck. Can someone help me with the procedure and if this size HD is too bg?
The ram has been upgraded to 160 and has worked with XP ok. I have to keep anything of the original HD.
Nice to hear that.
It of strange that you were not able to install, but only update the WinXP but wherever.
Thanks for the comments
I want to improve my Satellite A100-847 with disk bigger and harder. I chose hitachi "travelstar", like the original, but running on 7200 RPM. My question is can I use SATA II 3 Gb/s model, or should I choose SATA I 1.5 Gb/s as the original. because if my laptop does not support SATA II, the hard drive will not work.
Thanks in advance!
Well, as far as I know the A100-847 supports a SATA interface.
SATA II drives are backward compatible, but may not work with some older motherboards.
If I you would be then I would not risk compatibility problems and choose the SATA/150 (SATA I) HARD drive.
In this case, you can be sure that your new HARD drive would be recognized correctly.
In addition, you must make sure that your new HARD drive size would be too strong.
The fact is that not all HARD drive sizes are supported by the BIOS.
You device was equipped with a 100 GB HARD drive. Am I wrong? Well, in this case, you might try some 120GB, 160GB and maybe a 200 GB HARD drive.
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!
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.
I bought Toshiba Satellite L850-A846 already for several months and my hard is completely filled
and the cause of the nature of my work, I can't buy an external hard
So I wonder if I can replace my hard intern (640g) with (2 t)
I don't know my motherboard type and if it is compatible or not?
Also, I want to know if I can do it. Will this void my warranty license?
My number if you want to:
Problem is that Toshiba doesn't provide any update list where you can find a list of compatible parts that can be improved.
Still, HARD drive upgrade can be done by the owner for s (described in the manuals) laptop and it will not void phone warranty s.
To find out what drives and what capacity max can be problematic.
You can just hope that someone here has any experience with this and will issue a brief report.
Otherwise, you can try to contact the nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Maybe they can help you with all this.
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?
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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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'm seriously exhausted on HARD disk space and want to upgrade my HARD drive in my Satellite Pro A120 128. Is there a maximum size that I can update? This model takes SATA or IDE?
Any suggestions on make & model disk HARD upgrade to?
Normally it should not be a problem to use a HARD drive this lager s like 137 GB because as much as I know there is no limit of capacity on SATA interface.
But as said Akuma, test it before buying this drive.
However, an IDE HDD does not fit in this notebook
I received a P200D-139 and there seem to be two 40GB hard drives.
I want to upgrade if I put Windows 7 on it.
I have updated the BIOS, so how big a drive can I put into each slot of the HARD drive?
I'm also going to 4 GB of RAM.
See you soon
Satellite or Equium P200D series was equipped with SATA HDD.
This means that mobile supports the SATA HDD controller, which means that we must avoid any physical limitation.
Usually, you can use any HARD drive 2.5 SATA
But I think that 320 HARD drive should be good enough
What do you think?
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. :)
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