Satellite Pro L100 - which hard drive is maximum for this model.
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.
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.
I have a Satellite Pro L670, I need to configure for presentation and having to re - load operating system anyway.
Rather than write the existing drive too much, I thought that it would be best to get a second to adapt instead.
Replace the current (obsolete) rotation drive with a solid state, it seems to me the best way to go.
Has anyone equipped with a hard drive to a Satellite Pro?
For budget reasons, I plan to go for a capacity of 120 GB that will be enough.
However, I've yet to discover at Toshiba they could recommend. Anyone else gone this route?
Theoretically, any SATA SSD drive should be compatible because the laptop supports a SATA controller.
But in some cases, it might be possible that an SSD would not be treated properly. In such cases, SDD drive manufacturers provide different firmware updates
So before buying an SSD drive check the support pages of the manufacturers of SSDS for more details would perhaps have a firmware update
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'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 an A30 Pro Satellite, which is out of warranty which has developed a hard disk failure. I looked below can all be deleted components i.e. PCMCIA card Bay, memory, Processor heatsink heat bay. but can't find how to access the hard drive.
Please can someone point me in the right direction.
I had replaced a lot of Toshiba notebook hard drives and HARD drive is normally very easy to remove!
Turn on the laptop and look for a flap that is a little larger than a HARD drive! (It can also be on the side of the cover!)
When you remove the flap, you should see the HARD drive in a cage that is plugged! Remove with caution!
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...
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
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 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.
The readers of e/s
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 A60 with a hard disk of 40 gigabites origin. When I tried to change the old disk with a disk travels Digital Scorpio blue hard 80 gigabites, the does'nt of the bios recognizes it. Is there a solution?
If you swap the HARD drive IDE HDD compatible and of course not defective it must be recognized correctly.
Please do not expect solution to this if you didn't inform us a HARD drive replacement.
Is - this brand new HARD drive?
You can then Exchange disk HARD BIOS to the default settings and check again the value.
I deleted the partition HDDrecovery by chance but I have all the files in the saved partition.
Is it possible to recreate the partition?
Or create a files recovery disk? -
I have the program of recovery-disc-creator if possible continue to use?
Satellite Pro A300
> Is it possible to recreate the partition?
I know it s not possible to create it again without use of the Toshiba Recovery disk AFAIK this partitions contains also some brands that are necessary at the start of this partition.
> Or create a files recovery disk? -
I have the program of recovery-disc-creator if possible continue to use?
Toshiba Recovery disk creator tool usually needs the HARD drive partition to create the recovery disk. But I doubt it will be functions if you've already deleted this partition.
But nevertheless, you can see it.
Create the partition (Vista disk management), copy these files on this partition and check if the Toshiba Recovery disk creator tool would find it.
If not, I don t think you could create this partition of HARD drive
In this case, you will need to purchase a Toshiba Recovery disk
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.
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