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I have just purchursed the samsung m6 2.5inch harddrive for my playstation 3, the reason why i purchursed it was that the fourms all said the m6 is the only 500gb that will fit and work on the ps3 but it just doesn't work, no matter what i do, can you help.

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I really don't know anything about the PS3, but it should be easy enough to hook both hard drives to a computer and clone the existing drive to the new drive.

Do a Google search on: ps3 hard drive upgrade

It provided many links on the topic, including some videos on u2be.

This link seemed to provide some various bits of information as well:

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Good luck!

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Pull the harddrive out, install in an economical external enclosure.
The external enclosure has a USB cable.

Plug the USB cable into any available USB port, on a working computer.

Go to My Computer, or Computer; and double-click on the drive letter, that corresponds with the external enclosure.

(Actually with the harddrive in that external enclosure, it is now an external harddrive)

It's an IDE harddrive. Also known as a PATA harddrive.

A harddrive is measured across it's width.
2-1/2 inches across is a laptop harddrive.
3.5 inches across is a desktop harddrive. (3-1/2 inches)

So you need a 3.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure.
One example,


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Unaccessible harddrive, or password protection on

If you cant format or access a harddrive due to encryption,corruption,password or other reason,
The last effort can be to try to boot up your computer in DOS-mode,
with a software that totally wipes/overwrites the disks sectors.
The harddrive must be direct connected to the motherboard,
not by anykind off usb-cord or any usb-port.
using a freeware program called "KILLDISK".You can find the software if you go to WWW.GOOGLE.COM and search for KILLDISK.
it totally wipes your harddrives sectors, eliminating all corruptions.
It can also be used for erasing confidential information from drives.
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Connections to the hard drive

The Harddrive is a SATA unit.

Uses a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable.

SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard, example;

Between the SATA data cable connector, and the SATA power cable connector; the SATA data cable connector is the shorter of the two in width.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.

The connector end used on the harddrive side, and optical drive side, (CD/DVD drive), is usually a 90 degree Bent Elbow.
The connector end that plugs into the motherboard, is a Straight connector.

NOTE* Color of connectors does NOT matter.
Most of the time the SATA data connectors on the motherboard, are different colors.

This is to help discern what number of SATA data connector it is.
Four SATA data connectors on the motherboard?

SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, and SATA 4;
SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, and SATA 3?

SATA 0, or SATA 1, is usually reserved for the Harddrive.
The Primary harddrive with the Operating System on it.
(Unless you have harddrives set in a RAID configuration)

DOES NOT MATTER WHAT SATA DATA CONNECTOR, you plug into, on the motherboard.

Want to plug the harddrive into SATA 3, or SATA 4?
Go ahead.
NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard that you plug into, BIOS will find the harddrive.

Note the L-shape in the connector.
Has to line up on the L-shape on the harddrive, optical drive, or motherboard, SATA data connector.

There is usually a lock on the connector. This you may not see.
Sometimes there is a little 'bump' on the connector. Depress with the thumbnail to install the cable, or remove.

This is an example of a SATA power cable,

IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for plugging in a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable; ONLY plug the SATA power cable in.

Using BOTH types of power cables will BURN the harddrive up.
May not happen right away, but I assure you it will happen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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I -> S-U-G-G-E-S-T;

-> 1) Delete all programs you do not use, and applications. NOT Windows based however!
Same with photos, music, videos, and personal documents you have created.

When a harddrive is 50 percent full, the computer slows down.
This isn't noticed until you reach about 75 to 80 percent, however.
Then the computer starts dragging like it's worn out.

-> 2) Go to Control Panel, and defragment the Harddrive.

-> 3) Use the free CCleaner - registry cleaner, and cleanup the registry.
Need guidance in Downloading, Installing, or Using, post back in a Comment.

-> RATHER THAN ask for an ILLEGAL post on Fixya, when the Terms of Service you were supposed to read when you joined, clearly states this = NO, and asking = reason to say goodbye to your account,

Besides, doesn't take long to do the above, and you do not know if that program works anyway, lol!


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Is it possible to take my IDE harddrive from my old dell dimension 8100 running 'XP' and install it as a second harddrive in my dell studio 8100 studio xps with W7, then boot "XP" from harddrive...

If your motherboard in your new machine supports IDE and you set the jumper on the HDD to slave then I dont see any reason why you wouldnt be able to use it as a second drive

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My computer is not working but we got no money what do i do and im 12 year old. and its a dell like when i turn it in some kind message shows, and it says error file not found and it gives me choices and i...

1. Download "MemTest86".
2. Diagnose the computer memory.
3. Check what manufacturer of harddrive you have (Samsung, Seagate etc),
4. Go to their site and download their diagnostics tool for harddrives.
5. Diagnose yor drive.

If everything checks out fine and the error persists try the following:
Download and install "Ubuntu Linux", fairly usable and free.

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I have a acer aspire t180 desktop with a 250gb hitachi scsi (ide) hd. I would like to know which hard drives are compatible so that I can exchange it. thanks

It's a SATA harddrive, not SCSI.

Serial ATA

Acer Support > Aspire T180 > Specifications >

Will use up to a 400GB SATA harddrive according to Acer.

IDE stands for Integrated Drive Electronics.
Another name is PATA.
Parallel ATA
Used to distinguish between IDE and SATA.




Exchange it?
Your harddrive has the Operating System on it.
A new harddrive will not have an O/S on it.
(Windows XP is an example of an O/S)

It would be much easier to install the harddrive you wish into an external enclosure, and plug the external enclosure's USB cable into your T180.

One example of a desktop size harddrive SATA external enclosure,
(3.5 inch SATA external enclosure.
3 and 1/2 inches across in width, for a desktop harddrive.
Laptop HD's are 2.5)

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Which hard drives are compatible with aspire e380

Up to a 400GB SATA harddrive.

These are examples of SATA harddrives,

Note* Suggestions

When buying a harddrive it is best to,

1) Look for the right amount in size, but also look for one that has the largest Buffer.

The Buffer is the cache for a harddrive.
The buffer area is a small memory area.
It is the first memory area the device looks for.

The larger the Buffer, the faster the harddrive will be at gathering, or giving information.

2) Spindle Speed:
Normal spindle speed has evolved to 7200 RPM. (Revolutions per Minute)
Older harddrives were 5400 Rpm, and even slower.

There are newer harddrives out with much faster spindle speeds. 10,000 rpm on up.

Unless you are a full time gamer, with wanting to have the fastest computer possible around for gaming, there is no need for a harddrive faster than 7,200Rpm.

[If you are not aware of how an average harddrive's mechanical makeup is constructed;

Inside the harddrive case are Platters. These Platter's resemble CD disks, and are constructed of highly polished metal, or glass.

The Platters rotate on a Spindle. The construction is akin to a record on a phonograph.

There are 3 to 6 Platters, and maybe more with newer harddrives.

EACH Platter has a ReadWrite Head above it, and Below it.

The Read/Write Head does just what the name implies. It reads information off of the Platter, and can write information to the Platter.

Each Read/Write Head is attached to an Arm. The Arm sweeps the ReadWrite Head across the Platter.

When the harddrive is operating at full capacity, the ReadWrite Head can be moving across the Platter, at Hundreds of Times a Second!

The Read/Write Head is located above the Platter at a distance, that is around 1/6th the thickness of an average human hair.

(Approximately .0005, or can be said as 5 ten-thousandths of an inch. An average human hair is .003 thick. {3 thousandths)

Between the distance from the Platter, and the fast movement, there is a cushion of air formed in-between the Read/Write Head, and the Platter.
The Read/Write Head literally floats above the Platter.

The Platters are coated with a magnetic media. In otherwords this media can be magnetized.
The Write portion of the Read/Write Head arranges this magnetic media in a pattern.

The pattern is a series of 0's and 1's.
Zero being Off.
One being On.

More information about harddrives can be found here,

3) If your SATA harddrive comes with a 4-pin Peripheral power connection, AND a SATA 15-pin power connection, ONLY use the 15-pin SATA power connection!

I will give a link to both the 4-pin Peripheral power connector, and the 15-pin SATA power connector in an additional comment.

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Non - System disk or disk error

Your computer BIOS is not recognizing your harddisk. This can be for several reasons...
1. The ribbon cable is not connected tightly to the harddrive or the onboard harddrive controller. Make sure both ends are securely fastened.
2. The power cable is not connected securely to the harddrive. Make sure it's on the drive securely.
3. Your harddrive has failed.

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I have a playstation 3 it keeps coming up with '' error 80010514/ occured during start up operation ' what do i do to fix it

update your firmware. if that doesn't work, reformat the harddrive. if that doesnt work, sony has to replace it.

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