Tip & How-To about Iomega NAS P400u (32371) 40 GB Hard Drive Array

Upgrading your Iomega P400U

I was trying to upgrade the capacity of the NAS by adding 320 gb hard drives. I kept running into problems with the bios not supporting the drives and not finding drivers for the system. I came across an Open Source program called FreeNas that solved all the problems. It works great.

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Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Laptop won't recognize full 320 Gigabytes of new PATA hard drive. It's always been running a 80 Gigabyte 4200 RPM but that drive is old...a 2005 HD. New WD320 only reads 137 Gigabytes...but, runs very nice and fast...5200 RPM.


The BIOS in the ACER determines the maximum size of the hard drive it can support.
Check the laptop's specification to see the max size you can install in this model laptop.
It appears that the max size your laptop can support is 140 Gb (unformatted). 137Gb formatted.

I suggest you install a hard drive up to 140 Gb capacity in your laptop and place the 320 Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and when you attach this hard drive to the USB port in your ACER laptop then you will be able to get the full 320 Gb capacity after you delete the partition and create a 320 Gb partition and format the hard drive.

Nov 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Notebook

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Hi there , i have an acer travelmate 6592 laptop , the original 80 gig hard drive crashed , and i dont have the recovery disc , the hidden partition wont re install either , i have bought a new 320 gig hard drive and when its installed in machine the computer only reconizes 127 gig of it , even when you put an oem xp cd in to re install windows only , the 1st screen that comes up when you press enter to install to select partition only says there is 127 gig available , can you help me to make it reconize the full 320 gig please


You cannot get the full 320Gb capacity because the BIOS can only support a maximum of 127Gb.
You only hope is a BIOS firmware upgrade that can support 320Gb. Check out the Acer WEB site to see if a BIOS upgrade will solve your problem.
OTHERWISE
Install a 127Gb hard drive in your Acer and put the 320Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive because it is not affected by the BIOS limitation.

Jun 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can you let me know what is the maximum installable HDD capacity 0f Lenovo laptop 3000 C100.Can i upgrade present capcity of 40GB to 320GB ?


If you have windows xp with service pack 3, there is no limit. There is no limit if you run Vistaor Windows 7. If you don't have service pack 3, you are limited to 137 gb.

Dec 20, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 C100 Notebook

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what type of hdd does a HP omnibook 6100 F3260KT support and can it hold more than 30 gig standard factory as current HDD heads are locking up


Hi,

The type of hard drive you want is a 2.5 inch IDE (ATA) hard drive.

As for the HDD capacity I've worked on an Omnibook 6100 which had a 100GB hard drive so i expect it can possibly take up to 320GB but don't quote me on that.


Regards.

Nov 13, 2009 | HP OmniBook 6100 Notebook

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during installation, windows XP only recognizes 131062 mb of my 320 gb hard drive


This is because "the original ATA specification used a 28-bit addressing mode, allowing for the addressing of 228 (268,435,456) sectors (blocks) of 512 bytes each, resulting in a maximum capacity of about 137 gigabytes" (wikipedia). To fix this try upgrading your computer's bios and enabling any bios entries for larger disks. Also make sure that you are running your operating system with all of the current updates.

Nov 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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