Satellite Pro PSAI5E A1 - HARD drive upgrade
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'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 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.
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 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 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 184.108.40.2069, 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?
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 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. :)
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
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?
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