SE440BX-2 BASEBOARD-WANT TO INCREASE HARD DRIVE SIZE.
MY SYSTEM CAME WITH A 8GB DISK WHAT IS THE MAX DISK SIZE I CAN USE. i TRIED A 160 GB ATA WESTERN DIGITAL BUT IT FAIL TO FORMAT. PARTATION THIS DRIVE FOR 20,40,60,AND 80 PARTATION AND IT STILL FAILED THE FORMAT.. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO
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Re: SE440BX-2 BASEBOARD-WANT TO INCREASE HARD DRIVE SIZE.
You may need to update the BIOS. When first booting press F2 to enter your current bios. The latest bios for your motherboard is version P17. Also if you see a number with an "86A" in it, the number after that number should be "0024". The bios dated 9/1/2000 is the latest version.
If you decide to update the bios, be _very careful_ to follow all instructions exactly, otherwise you can render your computer useless.
While you are in the bios, and before you try updating the BIOS, check your IDE configuration to make sure that the IDE controller is set to "both." Also in the primary IDE master submenu, be sure that "LBA Mode Control" is set to "enabled." When exiting the bios, if you made any changes described above, be sure to select "save on exit" or similar. Re-boot and try the new drive.
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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.
You can install up to a max 2 GB RAM and can add a 2nd hard disk
See the following Specs for your computer.
HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim (Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro)
Yes, there is. Match the type of drive (Serial ATA or Parallel ATA) you get with what you have. Make sure your Satellite sees the drive in the BIOS. For drives larger than 120 GB, recommend operating systems Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher) or Vista. Older OS's have a 137 GB limitation (they only see the first 137 GB of the hard drive despite its size).
Looks like this unit is a couple of years old by the specs.
160 to 200 GB would ba a good size to install in the unit.
It is easy to replace the hard drive. Just remove the old one and install the new by reversing the procedure. Just make sure that the jumper is set to master( which is how the new ones come jumpered)
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 1.50 GHz (2)
128 MB PC-800 RDRAM (expandable to 512 MB)
400 MHz Front Side Bus
60 GB (3) Ultra ATA/100 hard drive
16X max. DVD-ROM/40X max. CD-ROM
12X8X32X max. CD-RW Drive
High-speed Internet ready with 10 Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
4X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration (NVIDIA® GeForce2 MXTM )
32 MB Video Memory (SDRAM)
i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) chipset on motherboard (1)
Front accessible i.LINK (IEEE 1394) interface and USB connections (1)
Programmable VAIO SmartTM Keyboard
V.90 compatible data/fax modem
External stereo speakers
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Ok ATA is the standard for data transfer, in this case it is IDE. 133 is the max transfer rate. I have removed the hard drive from ours (bought from dell directly and has not been changed) and the hard drive is set as Master (no jumper). Try this if it does not work i would test the hard drive in another system or in an inclosure.