Satellite Pro A120-128 - HARD drive upgrade
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 have a Satellite Pro A120 xp sp3.
I tried so it can recognize a 2nd hard drive on the secondary ide channel, but it will not. CD player has been removed and replaced by one of them, the with the pata to sata interface.
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The second hard drive is a 500 GB seagate sata drive. Drive is spinning and powered but not appearing is not in the Manager of management or storage device.
In the Bio (uptodate), it shows me it but won't let me change it.
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Built on the disk HARD = serial ATA port 0
CD rom = secondary ide (170H - IRQ 15)
For me, the material is able to support two HARD drives that you remove the cd player, but it seems that the bio is me locking out the deselection of CD-ROM on the second IDE channel.
Please could someone point me in the right direction to solve this problem.
I read this story carefully and to be honest I m not sure if a second HDD (instead of the STRANGE) can be used
My knowledge the IDE second controller does support all the ODD (CD/dvd drive) due to different master/slave/c-salt settings.
I think it's the same case, why the second HDD is not recognized correctly
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro model A1 - PSAI5E and I need to upgrade the hard drive.
Does anyone know if it is easy to do with this model because it is old enough?
More, I have to get a 2.5 IDE hard drive?
Thank you very much
The model A1 of Satellite Pro - PSAI5E is not known to me...
Are you sure it s the right model number?
In any case, you could install a hardware configuration such as Everest Home which would be to scan your HARD disk controller.
Then you might get details on the interface
Either it's SATA or IDE interface.
Is based on the interface, you need an IDE or SATA HDD...
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P100-382 with these features:
Model Satellite Pro P100
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Version of the BIOS V4.20
Processor Intel (r) Core (TM) 2 CPU T7400 2.16 GHz
2048 MB RAM
Device IDE 1 FUJITSU MHV2120BH PL 111.788 [GB]
Controller IDE ATA/ATAPI Intel(r) 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4
I want to set up a WD Scorpio Black 320 GB, 3 Gb/s, 16 MB of Cache, 7200 RPM (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=482)
I would like to know if it is compatible with my laptop?
P.S. sorry for my English
The Satellite Pro P100 supports a SATA HDD controller and in my opinion a 2.5 SATA HDD 320 would be compatible.
I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my Satellite Pro A120 Model No.: PSAC1E-05C00VEN
I'm getting conflicting reports as to how this can actually take, some sites say a 1 GB maximum per slot max so 2 GB while most of the others say max 2 GB per slot
I was hoping you could advise me.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Your Satellite Pro A120 is equipped with the Intel 945 GM chipset and so you can upgrade it to 4 GB of RAM.
Only models with ATI chipset can be upgraded to 2 GB and I think this is the reason why some sites say that it can be upgraded to 2 GB and others at 4 GB.
However, for the upgrade of RAM DDR2-RAM PC2-5300 (DDR2-677). You can buy 2 GB modules for a maximum of 4 GB.
But don t forget that only a 64 bit OS supports 4 GB of RAM.
Hi all, starting at this forum.
Satellite Pro L20
I just upgraded the drive cd - rw to a dvd - rw drive. The drive came a host of work so it s in full working order. The drive is not recognized as a DVD player, but works like a cd - rw. Update the BIOS of the Toshiba site gives an error once decompressed.
Does anyone know what I need to do to get it work correctly?
Thanks for your help
This new optical disk drive is compatible with this model of laptop?
I have Satellite Pro A120 - PSAC1E and I'm looking to WinXP Driver Modem, can someone tell me where to get it?
I tried to download driver for this model on the site of Toshiba, but with no luck to find the modem driver that I have found to reset the drivers.
Thanks in advance.
The modem driver was published on the European driver Toshiba page.
I'm sure because I checked the pilot site and found all the necessary drivers for XP and the modem in the Satellite Pro A120 PSAC1 driver download area.
May I ask if you have installed the drivers of Toshiba in the right order?
It is very important.
Backgrounder statement instillation on the pilot website shows you how to install all the drivers.
Just a note; You can install the driver for the modem from Device Manager.
You must mark the unknown device (modem) and have point to the driver files that have been unpacked in the downloaded modem driver package.
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.
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 have a 120-107 I am generally satisfied but the hard drive is too small and I think the upgrade in about 100 GB. What should I look for when buying? Any suggestions on the best drive to get? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
"you just have to take care, that you buy a Sata Drive in the"form factor"2.5". That's all.
As I know, the biggest that drive was delivered with this machine was a 120 GB SATA drive.
Regarding the manufacturer: do not hesitate to take all the manufacturers that you like. The best would be Toshiba at all ;)
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 tested 5 Lightroom on my Satellite Pro C660 and it worked fine.
I decided to do it, and that week Lightroom 6 came out, so I bought Lightroom 6.
LR6 gets to the start screen, then stops and closes the Windows7.
I contacted Adobe and they went on my machine and identified the problem as being the graphics card and says I need an update of the driver.
I've been on the Toshiba site and it says that the latest driver is 22.214.171.1249, which is the one I currently have (and was changed in 2012).
I've been on the Intel site and their obtrusive says that the machine has a pilot custom then contact Toshiba.
I looked around the Intel site and tried to install that seem to be plausible drivers, but have not found one that would install.
My installation includes a monitor LG 22 "connected to the laptop with the spread of the desktop on both screens (laptop and monitor).
No one knows what would be the upgrade of the driver I need or how can I know?
The page Intel graphics driver can be used, and you can also download the driver directly from the page.
This CPU does support your laptop?
What Intel GPU (Intel HD graphics chipset *) is the support of laptop?
The Intel download page provides a driver Intel as an exe or zip package
You need to download and unpack the zip package.
You will then be able to update the driver in Device Manager, choose the Advanced installation update procedure.
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.
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?
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