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Hard drive replacement

I want to replace my 108 Gig hard drive with a 1 or 1.5 Terabyte drive. What size, speed, and type the internal drive so I can get one to match.
I have a program to transfer the system and contents to a new drive with a usb cable. will it work?
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You needed to know if you HD is an IDE ATA or an S ATA. The speed is about the same on all of them unless you go for a realy fast HD but they are noisy. You cable should work with your hardware if that is it's purpose. After you swap, do not attach the old hard drive back w/o reformatting it. If you cable and software does not work the their is other software that works very well to upgrade HD's. I personally use Acronis True Image. SOme upgrade HD's come with the software to upgrade with such as WD or Seagate.  I have a 1 Terabype in my computer as an extra drive but keep the OS as is and only place my data on the larger drive. 

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Will it work 1 tb hdd in intel D865GSA mother board


Yes a 1 TeraByte Hard Drive will work for your intel motherboard.
http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/D865GSA/
The link above shows what your motherboard can handle. Any Hard Drives now can operate smoothly on any motherboard. You can only limit your RAM or memory from the motherboard. It can only handle 2GB of memory, but your fine on Hard Drive space and lots of memory. If you plan on a new Operating System, I suggest sticking to Windows XP or Vista. 3GB is required for Windows 7 operating systems. I hope this solves your issue of installing a new Hard Drive to old motherboard.

Jul 18, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Tips on how to buy a external or internal hard disk drive


There are so many models , makes , sizes , speeds and interfaces available these days that the decision to buy a hard drive for the average user has become a hit or miss affair. To prevent buying something totally wrong for your needs , you need to do some research on what your are handing your cash over for.

Here are the things you need to be looking at.
  1. Size of external
  2. Storage Space
  3. Cost
  4. Manufacturer
  5. Interface used
  6. Hard drive speed & Buffer Size

#1 Size of the external casing

There are basically two types of external hard drives you can choose from namely 2.5inch and 3.5inch. The 2.5 hard drive inside the casing normally goes in a laptop and the 3.5 normally goes into a desktop PC.

You should ask yourself what is your priority...Mobility or Space/Cost

If mobility and comfort of use is your main priority , you should get a 2.5inch external as they don't normally require an external power source like with a 3.5inch drive.

If hard drive space and cost is your priority , then go for the 3.5inch external. The cost per GB is about half that of a comparable 2.5inch drive but you need a external power adapter to use the drive. In general , the 3.5inch drives are faster then 2.5inch drives.

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Fig 1 - 3.5inch compared to 2.5inch hard drive

#2 Storage Space

Size is one of the main concerns when buying a new hard drive. Think about a size you would think you need in the next 6 months and double it. This will ensure that you don't (like me) buy a drive which you think you will never fill up , and fill it within a few months and have to buy another one.

Also consider what you need from your external drive. If you are going to be using your drive mostly for music backup you would need less space than for instance movies.


#3 Cost of the drive

Another thing to look at is value for money. Don't buy a 320Gb drive for $100 if you can get a 500Gb for $110. You will eventually need the extra space so look at what the next size up will cost you extra and make a decision.

For instance...A 500Gb internal hard drive would cost me $75 at the moment , but the 750Gb drive is about $85. I'd rather go for the 750Gb drive.

#4 Manufacturer

It is important to bring into consideration the manufacturer of the drive. Don't buy a drive with a unknown brand name as this will probably come back to haunt you somewhere in the future. I prefer to use Seagate and Western Digital drives as I have never had a problem with them and they carry a good warranty. There are other good drives , but I'd rather stick to what works for me. Ask around to determine what brand you should get and do google searches if you are still unsure of a particular brand.

#4 Interface available

The interface which you use to connect the drive to your computer is very important as this will govern the maximum speed which you could expect to be copying from and to the drive.

For internal drives , there are basically 3 options

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IDE - 40MB/s and connection interface is on it's way out.

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SATA - 143 MB/s

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SATA 2 - 375 MB/s

The speeds vary considerably in real world scenarios and should only be a guide.


For external drives , there are also 3 options

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USB - 25MB/s

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Firewire - 40 MB/s

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eSATA - 70 MB/s

This is real world data (not theoretical) and also should only be used as a guide as there are many factors that determine the max transfer speed.



#5 Hard drive speed & Buffer

The speed at which the drive rotates in the enclosure has a big impact on the speed which you can expect from the drive. The faster the drive rotates , the faster is will transfer data and the more expensive the drive will be. A good speed would be 7200RPM or more.

The buffer is basically the amount of ram which is physically on the hard drive's board and the more of it you have , the faster and smoother your drive will transfer data.

Here are some of the most popular hard drive manufacturer's websites so you can explore what products they offer.

Western Digital
Seagate
Maxtor (now incorporated into Seagate)
Samsung
Hitachi
Fujitsu-Siemens

That's about everything you need to know before purchasing a hard drive. Follow these steps and you should be able to make a informed decision as to what you should and should not buy.

When you have bought and want to format your drive to Fat32 , see THIS TIP

When you have bought and want to partition your drive, see THIS TIP

Please remember to rate this tip if you found it useful.

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Kind Regards
Stephan




on Feb 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Smart test failed on the drive


A smart failure warning is an internal hard disk drive self-diagnostic that will help predict a failure of the hard disk drive. Any system that is displaying a SMART error should immediately have any important data backed up as the drive is not reliable and is impending failure if it hasn't failed already.
Resolution is hard disk drive replacement, Generally around $100 depending on size and speed of replacement HDD

Jan 25, 2011 | HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y Desktop,...

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I need a diagnostic tool for RAID falure code 0. Initial boot indicates degraded condition. DISK scan does not seem to remedy the issue. Did the drive actuually fail? Is there a fix? Primary disk still...


It looks like you have two arrays here. The first one being a mirrored RAID array and has only one disk. This means that the other disk has failed in some sort. This does not mean that the drive is bad, just the RAID failed for some reason. You will need to rebuild the RAID if you want to maintain the same level of redundancy.

You can just attempt a rebuild the RAID to the same drives but if this fails you will want to replace the bad drive. In order to do this you will need to make sure you can tell which drive is which. You do not want to mirror the bad drive to the good one.

If attempting a rebuild to the existing drive does not work or is not an option (because the failed drive could really be bad), you will need to determine which physical drive needs to be replaced. You may be able to hot-swap the drive but if you can power things down, that is always safest. Once the new drive is installed, you can rebuild to it and all should be well after that.

Jan 04, 2011 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

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I would like to upgrade the harddisk in my compaq evo D500.


if you wanna open whole case then:

Turn the notebook upside-down.
* Remove the 3 Torx T-8 screws located towards the front of the computer.
* Turn the notebook right-side-up.
* Lift the LCD to its upright position.
* Carefully lift up the palmrest making sure not to tug on the mouse's ribbon cable and let it rest on the keyboard. WARNING! If you tug on the cable you will disconnect the mouse and it is NOT EASY to reconnect!
* Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive in place.
* Gently lift the hard drive up a few inches and remove the ribbon cable attached to the hard drive.
* Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive to its bracket.
* Remove the hard drive from its bracket.
* Place the new hard drive into the bracket.
* Attach the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #8.
* Attach the hard drive ribbon cable to your new hard drive.
* Seat the new hard drive into its compartment.
* Replace the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #6.
* Replace the palmrest, making sure it snaps down into place.
* Lower the LCD.
* Turn the notebook upside-down.
* Replace the 3 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #2.

if you just wanna open HDD case then just follow selecting above instruction.

And for HDD size.
if depends on your using perpose:
if it's for general use then 80-100 GB is enough if its for graphic or gaming propose then you need to consider more than 200 GB and RAM too.

Thanks and do not forget to rate answers.

Jan 01, 2009 | Compaq Evo D500 PC Desktop

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Dell Dimensions 2300 hard drive replcement


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive
goes for about 180 bucks and it a IDE PATA Drive I do belive since your dimensions 2300 motherboard 3T237 is only IDE and does not have SATA

your motherboard can also handle 1 gig of ram so if you havent maxed out your motherboard yet I would highly suggest it. Ram for it wont cost you much either.

I would add the newer drive as a secoundary drive since I am sure that your operating system is pre loaded.

or you can also add external drives to your system as well for more storage as well and they are starting to come down in price as well. you have options it all depends what ya wanna do with it.

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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How many hard frives can be installed


You can put as many drives as you can fit as long as you have the cables and connection. Usually 4 is the max in a computer, but you can by a SCSI IDE card and add even more. The biggest problem is to make sure that the jumpers are set to slave on one and master on the other. The jumpers are found on the rear of the drives by the power port. The master should be on the end of the cable and the slave should be in the middle. The longest part of the cable will go to the board. Look on your motherboard and you will see an IDE connection and it should have a 1 or a 2 by it; or primary and secondary.
I researched your computer. Here is the list of your specs: I am going to add my notes where you can understand them. I can't fix this for you, but if I helped you get it fixed, please rate it as a fixya. I did more than try; I told you exactly what had to be done.
Manufacturer:Dell, Inc.Part number: D46RL Processor -Type - Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz GOOD PROCESSOR FOR AN OLDER SYSTEM - SYSTEM IS OUT DATED BUT STILL OKAY FOR MOST THINGS. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE PUTTING A LOT OF MONEY INTO IT.
Processor main featuresHyper-Threading Technology -GREAT
Cache Memory - THIS IS PROCESSOR MEMORY -This enables the processor to process things. A Dual or Quad processor is better.
Type-L2 cache-Installed Size-512 KB Mainboard Chipset type - OKAY BUT LIMITS YOU.
Intel 865G - ON MOTHERBOARD USUALLY WITH A HEAT SINK ON IT.
Data bus speed533 MHz - REMEMBER THIS SPEED LIMIT
RAM Installed Size -ONLY 512 MB
-2 GB (max) -NEEDED AND CHEAP RIGHT NOW - IMPROVES SYSTEM AND WILL HELP WHEN MORE DRIVES ARE INSTALLED.
TechnologyDDR SDRAMMemory speed -333 MHz - REMEMBER THIS
Memory specification compliancePC2700RAM form factorDIMM 184-pinRAM featuresTwo DDR channels - THIS MEANS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUY 2 ONE GIG STICKS TO UPGRADE. Memory prices for a new computer might be cheaper. Something else to think about.
Storage Controller Type1 x Serial ATA - IntegratedController interface typeSerial ATA-150 -Remember this speed when you buy a hard drive. It is also only an ATA. They now have SATA drives and they get a lot bigger and are faster.
Storage controller interface channel qty2nd belowI could be wrong. Without seeing this board it looks like it might have 4 IDE channels total. Their wording is strange. This is not common on Dell motherboards. Of course Dell did not make the motherboard. They used one from a motherboard company and had the company possibly put their name on it. Could be INTEL, ASUS, GIGABYTE or some other company. This is why it is better to build your own system. You get what you want.
Storage Controller (2nd) Type1 x IDE - Integrated(2nd) storage controller interface typeATA-100 - **Speed change.**
:Controller Interface Type:Channel Qty2 Storage Hard Drive 1 x 80 GB - Standard - DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra) - 7200 rpmHard Drive (2nd) -You could add one here.
Optical Storage - this is on an IDE and will limit you.
TypeDVD-ROM - IDECD / DVD read speed48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) Optical Storage (2nd) Type16x DVD-ROM Drive +2nd optical storage read speed- 48x Storage Removable - This could be an EXTERNAL DRIVE.

Graphics Controller Type- Integrated-Graphics Processor / Vendor This takes away from your installed memory.
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free)2 ( 0 ) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 ( 1 ) x Front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H, 2 ( 1 ) x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3HExpansion Slots Total (Free) ( 2 ) x PCI Could add 2 IDE SCSI Cards here.
Interfaces8 x Hi-Speed USB - Could add up to 8 External drives. CD/RW or Hard drives.
Power provided -250 Watt - This could not handle a lot of hard drives. Not enough power. System will not have enough power to run properly. Honestly I would not put a lot of money into this. You will be better off going with an External hard drive. The External hard drive can have its own power source and it will not need the power supply in the computer. So my suggestion would be to upgrade the memory and get an External drive.



Jun 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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