Satellite Pro 2100 - what HARD drive do I need?
I just got a Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100, but the hard disk has been removed for the protection of the data. Now, I don't know what type of HARD drive, I have to get PATA/SATA?
Can a little help if you please?
You can buy this store on the computer HARD drive because it has an IDE interface. You can t use a HARD drive with the new SATA interface.
So I agree with Akuma. Already, I think that everything is written here.
I have Satellite Pro M70 and I have a 60GB HDD that I see what it s SATA 8 MB of buffer memory. The processor it s 1.73 GHz. I see that there is the Samsung typical 160 GB and the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 160 GB at the same price, which is better?
And for only $ 11 more there's a Scorpio blue Western digital 320 with even 8 MB buffer than other 2. But I don t think so 320, that's a lot for Satellite Pro M70, and I have an external drive 2.5 "250 GB, data with this is not problem.
What the best solution for this laptop? I don t want to burn now the phone LOL.
If your laptop is already equipped with SATA interface, you can use each HDD with SATA1 or SATA2 port on the new SATA interface there is no limit on the old standard IDE
It s your choice what HARD drive you buy because I put t know your needs, but in my opinion it makes no difference which manufacturing you buy the HARD drive. All hard drives are similar and there is no significant difference (performance).
I made good experiences with Western Digital and Hitachi hard drives.
By the way: you can buy a HARD drive with 7200 rpm or 5400.rpm. Latter is faster but requires more power. In my opinion, this is useful if you often work with large files.
I wanted to update my SP2100 with a WD1200BEVE. (120 GB of WD).
Copy of disk via USB + speakers worked, but after changing the disc nine does not start: the laptop hangs up with blinking cursor.
Already checked that the partition is active and even a new installation from a CD of XP has the same result! The BIOS seems to accept the drive (if not installing via CD should have failed) so where is the problem?
Which is really strange that you can t start up disk even it s recognized in BIOS correctly...
You have the Toshiba Recovery disk? If so, you can try this disc factory settings. If it works, it was just an installation problem.
But I couldn't imagine also that the new HARD drive is not working properly last week I had a similar problem. Made a HARD drive upgrade, but a few days later Windows didn't start because the HARD drive had a bad sector, now I'm waiting for a replacement drive.
I'm getting bad sectors on the hard drive of my laptop, so I guess I should pay for a new one – but who are able to A210-1CO?
Satellite A210 uses SATA hard drives and you need a new HARD drive with SATA interface. You can buy each HARD drive you want, for example 160 or 320 GB. On interface SATA there is no capacity limit.
In addition, most SATA HDDs have already SATA2 interface but its compatible downgrade to SATA1.
I would have preferred a HARD disk at 5400 RPM. Of course, you can buy a HARD drive with 7200 RPM, but they produced more heat and noise. For most of the applications are pretty 5400 RPM.
I have good experiences with Hitachi and Seagate hard drives.
I m a proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1.9 GH). Already done HDD Upgrade (as already said) of 250 GB and 512 MB RAM upgrade.
Now, I want to upgrade the DVD-ROM in a DVD burner. I heard the fact, slimline drives are jumperset by the firmware, not the real riders.
Can someone tell me weather I need to buy a "rider" master drive or a slave - drive "rider"? Or is it possible to replace the drive with a cable-select-disk?
Toshiba-readers are always 'closed' to enter computers laptop toshiba? All the optics of toshiba notebooks readers bridge the same?
Would be happy to receive some answers :-)
AFAIK all optical disk drives cannot be used with all portable models. There must be a difference with assignment of pins. Because of this, you must use only compatible disks. I have the same info as you. All readers are already "closed."
I checked the user s manuals document. There are several compatible with your model of laptop sides, but none of them is DVD burner. It can be really hard to find the compatible DVD burner.
I got my Satellite Pro 2100 for another few years.
So far it has worked well.
However, now the cd player is always displayed the yellow light just after trying to load a cd, followed a quiet thump. This means that I can not access the content of the cd (audio or data).
The drive is still recognized by Device Manager, and I'm told it works well - I know better however, it most certainly isn't! the drive will still appear in my computer, and I can always try and discover the contents of the cd inserted, which is always empty!
Ant help or advice would be most appreciated, because I really want to re-preparation of the system!
The satellite Pro 2100 is an oldie ;) and I guess that you pointed out the CD/DVD drive all the time long.
I would not be surprised if this player is dead. For me, it looks like the end of the device.
Until it must be said that I'm afraid you need to replace the CD/DVD drive with a new m.
I have a Satellite M70-394 (PSM70E) that I would like to upgrade the hard drive.
Can you tell me what hard drive I'm able to install, such as what type of interface?
Do you also know if I can run windows 7?
and can you tell me if I installed a larger hard drive and a new operating system will be my original toshiba product recovery disk work.
then where in my drive hard is my factory set windows xp so I can remove and install the new operating system
Post edited by: frederic
I m not a Satellite M70 owner but as far as I know this laptop comes with SATA drives. But you can check yourself if you remove the HARD drive and then you can see which interface it is.
If you have a SATA interface, you can buy each HARD drive you want. On interface SATA there is no capacity limit.
Normally you can install Windows 7 but it s not released yet. Theoretically, it should work but I'll wait until it's official market.
With a new HARD disk, you use the Toshiba recovery disc too. Why not? It s not dependent on the HARD drive you have so just boot make up and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you have any other questions, please let us know. :)
I have Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100, SP2100 model No: PS210E-005ES-EN.
Supposed to this laptop be designed for windows XP like the manual said: ok.
I am facing two different questions must solve individually.
The first is the audio, after formatting install a new copy of windows XP Pro, installed all Toshiba drivers, all the sums 2008 pilots, selected according to the model No, each driver installed fine except for yamaha ac - xg wdm.
Whenever I try to install I get only "driver not installed" at the end of the day, I tried loads of other drivers designed for ac - xg wdm. Without success, when I go to Device Manager I only see "unknown device" which is the sound card, I guess that...
Also updated BIOS updated to the latest version...
The other problem is that the laptop is unable to send the signal to the screen; sometimes completely dead except the green light before.
Also, I noticed that when it is off the battery light stays on but slightly dim... have to remove the battery, Plug and unplug the unit to be able to operate... processor reinstalled, pasted with white heatsink, no obstruction stuff... etc...
We wish you all Merry Christmas...
I forgot to say that I also tried to point to the diver manually, Setup goes very well, then ask yacxgc.sys.
Although this file is located in the folder downloaded with the driver of toshiba cat but not accepted, when you point to does show ' file to select t...
My Toshiba Satellite Pro M30 is 4 years old with a 60 GB hard drive (IDE).
I would like to replace the hard drive with a bigger. What is the best? (BIOS version 1.70, Windows XP Pro SP 3).
I would be happy not only to get the answer to my question but alos to where I might find the answer myself.
Thanks and greetings
As far as I know the laptop is equipped with an ATA-100 IDE / ATA-6 HARD drive controller.
In this case, you will need to use the 2.5 IDE HARD drive.
I know with certainty that this notebook would support 80 GB HDD, but generally a larger HARD drive should also be possible because the controller is able to manage the 48-bit LBA.
The 48-bit LBA can handle hard drives of more than 120GB.
In my opinion, you can try a 120 GB and also 160 GB HARD drive should be possible.
Can someone tell me, if I can use this drive in my notebook? The original is just too slow.
Seagate Momentus 7200.2 2.5 "SATA 8 MB hard 100GB (ST9100821AS)
It's a sata-II drive. The laptop will not work with sata-I accelerates, but it will be even faster.
I know 3.5 "are compatible. What drives 2.5 "?
The thickness of the disc is going to be ok?
Thanks in advance,
What model of laptop do you have exactly? Is your laptop Satellite Pro P100?
I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-130 mobile - cell PSU45E-005005EN
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (T8400) 2.26 GHz, the front side Bus speed: 1066 MHz, level 2: 3 MB Cache
3072 MB (1024 + 2048 MB) DDR2 RAM
250 GB hard drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition
What I've found, is that the hard drive is partitioned into two separate drives
1. the drive C - 117 GB - hand player - all programs, user accounts and files of work / are saved on the C drive.
2 drive E - 113 GB - A folder titled HDDRecovery (size 4.42 GB) nothing elese is on the E drive.
3. This only totals to 230 GB, then where is the other 20 GB?
I want to know/how is is:
1. Why are we doing this way?
2. What is the purpose of the file recovery Drive E and it does not require the space of 113 GB?
3. If I increase the size of drive C to say 55GO and decrease the size of drive E?
3.1 is it possible?
3.2 what impact will?
4. the drives C and E only total 230 GB so where is the other 20 GB?
Can someone please help
Thank you very much
(1) the HARD disk is partitioned into 3 partitions and not 2! Go to the disk management utility and you will see that there is a hidden partition. This hidden partition is created by Vista. It contains the necessary backup files that are needed for the repair of the system, if something goes wrong with your operating system.
(2) the second partition contains the record of recovery of HARD drive that allows you to retrieve the laptop without using recovery discs. But of course, you are able to create a recovery disk and it s highly recommended to create a recovery disk using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.
3.1 I think that this could be possible, but before that you'd change any partition size I recommend the creation of the recovery disk because there is a high risk that after changing the size of partitions you drive HARD recovery option does not work.
3.2) see point 3.1
4.) I think the other hidden partition using this 20 GB. Also please note that 250GB are not really 250 GB 1 GB is not 1000MB but 1024MB.
This means that the 250 GB HARD drive is not 250 000 MB but 238 418 MB
Dear users, I have a problem with choosing appropriate new HARD drive for this model. I have no idea of this title is to the maximum with what my BIOS will manage. This model, I bought on the year 2006.
I would be grateful for any help.
AFAIK this Satellite Pro L100 has been equipped with a SATA HDD controller.
All hard drives 2.5 SATA should therefore be compatible controllers SATA HDD with no limitation.
Beginning taken IDE controllers support only 28-bit LBA and allows only to hard disks up to 128 GB.
Given that the ATA - 6 the 48-bit LBA is supported which allows the use of larger hard drives?
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-29V only about 2 months, and suddenly the hard drive (very full) is apparently dead.
Initially the laptop starts Windows correctly, but now the HD is not yet recognized in the BIOS. If it goes beyond the Toshiba splash screen, I get the thing PXE saying "a cable is unplugged. I tried to re-allocation of places the reader twice, but still nothing.
It's really disturbing, because I had transferred recently practically my whole LIFE on it on other computers which many many many hours of musical recordings that I can't really afford to lose.
I think I'll have to buy a HD dock and see if I can read and copy the data.
Does anyone else have this problem? It is likely that the drive could have been erased?
I should also mention that a day or two before this happened, my girlfriend was using etc. Open Mobile (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word,) - computer I pressed the power button that normally makes hibernate - and when I turned it back, rather than resume where he left off, the computer started from zero and no work/windows were saved.
I'm afraid that might be some stupid day, Avira, or on the Windows updates without end that has damaged something...
EDIT: OK, I have a picture of the error I received before complete failure, but I can't download it here. Here is the text (on a blue screen):
A problem has been detected and Windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is installed correctly.
If it is a new installation, ask your hardware manufacturer or software, the windows updates, you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable the BIOS memory options such as implementing caching or shading. If you need to use safe Mote to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
* Technical information: *.
* STOP: 0 X 00008086 (0 X 00000000, 0 X 00000000, 0X00000000, 0X00000000) *.
Post edited by: atomicnut
First of all, I must say that I have this Satellite L300 too. But I didn t have no problem, the HARD drive works fine for 1.5 years and I use this laptop for Internet and emails everyday. I m very satisfied.
However, what do you hear now?
I hope that you can copy your data to another device and you will need a new HARD drive for your Satellite Pro L300. That's fact!
In addition, there are a few good programs that they can the recovery of data from faulty hard drives. Just search with Google, you will find some interesting links.
What capacity of hard drive used in this laptop
Satellite A60 is a little older series and I think that the laptop supports the IDE HDD controller
Perhaps the HARD disk controller support for only 28 bit LBA, which means that only 128 GB would be recognized by the BIOS.
I think a 120 GB HDD should work but I'm not sure if the biggest hard drives would be supported due to mentioned m 28-bit LBA
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
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