Hi, i got a new 80G Hitachi IDE hard drive, the BIOS was able to detect the correct capacity but when i run WinXP setup, only 34xxxMB was detected. it says the 34xxxMB is unpartitioned, would you like to partition/format/setup. i wonder where is the other half now? what will i do to be able to use the entire 80G?
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Re: 80G Hitachi IDE only 34xxxMB has been formatted
Click on START, right click on My Computer and then click on Mange. When the management window opens, look down the left side until you find **** Management. Click that and on the right side you will see the drives installed. Your HDD should be labeled Disk 0. The size of the drive will be listed. To the right of that you will see a display of the partitions. Yours will probably show the 34xxMB C: partition with and unused area to the right. Right click on the unused area and you should get a prompt to create a new partition in the unused area. Say YES and follow the prompts to create adn format the new partition. You can label it if you like. When that completes, you will be able tosee and access the remainder of the drive in Windows Explorer or any other application.
Good luck and please let me know how it works out for you.
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Max memory is 2GB. The stock hard drive is an 80GB ATA/IDE type, 4200rpm - larger ones are available in 100G, 120G, 160G, 320G, and .. I believe 500G. So the answer is: both can be upgraded or, more precisely, replaced with higher capacities.
Toshiba Satellites can take any 2.5" IDE/ATAPI drive. You can use capacities from 20Gb to 1Tb and spin speeds of 5400, 7200 or 10000 rpm. You are not limited to Toshiba branded drives. I often install Hitachi or IBM (Hitachi OEM) drives purely for their reliability. You would also be well advised to make sure that the machines BIOS is up to date by checking on the Toshiba Support website for current Downloads for Drivers and BIOS before adding the new drive. Also remember that with HD's you are well advised to buy a good quality product with the longest warranty available and shop around but be careful as there are many 2nd rate products on the market and most usually sold by on line traders. So ask if the product is new and 1st grade, 2nd grade, refurbished, short life warranted return, etc.
I'm assuming this is an internal drive since you are mentioning it not appearing in the bios. If the hard drive is not recognized by the bios check to make sure that the power and IDE or SATA drives are plugged in all the way. If there power, you will hear the unit spin up when you start the machine. If you do not hear the drive spin when the machine starts, make sure the power (for pin) plug is plugged in all the way and attached to the power supply.
If the drive does spin up, then verify the IDE cable (flat ribbon cable with long rectangular connectors at both ends) is plugged in all the way and that it is oriented in the correct direction. There is normally a key at the top (square pin) so that the cable only goes one way. If there is no "key," look at the drive. One end should be labled with pin "1". One side of your cable should have a line that is different than the rest of the cable (normally red). This corresponds to pin "1."
Make sure that the IDE cable is completely plugged in at both the drive and the mother board.
If this is a SATA drive, then you should verify that the SATA cable is attached firmly to the hard drive and the mother board. My guess is that your drive is an IDE drive.
If your using IDE hard drives i would try to put them both on the same cable on the primary IDE controller. Then set you main hard drives jumpers and the second hard drive to cable select not slave. Try to boot if the boot fails your goiong to need a Windows 98 boot floppy with FDISK. You need to start up the 98 boot disk with out CD support then when it reaches a command prompt start fdisk. ONce fdisk is up format and partition the second drive. Now it should work. :) Check that the harddrive is detected in the BIOS, it may have become disconnected, it should also be the master drive on the primary IDE. If the drive is not detected in BIOS there is little chance of it working
The hard drive that is installed in the V20 laptop is a 30 Gb IDE capacity hard drive.
The smallest IDE hard drive that you can purchase today is in the order of 80 to 100 Gb capacity. The BIOS in the V20 may not be able to support a hard drive this large.
If you install a hard drive of this capacity the BIOS may not detect it or it won't allow you to access the full capacity of the hard drive.
no, it can handle an 80Gb. But before you do that reset first the firmware cause it helps your computer to prepare whatever plug and play devices the you may attach to it. or Upgrade your previous firmware to a higher version.
XP install is not detecting any hard disk.
No jumpers are required for laptops, can only have one hard drive in a laptop.
Check the BIOS for the hard disk configuration, make sure that it is set on Auto (detect).
You may have a faulty hard disk, you can check it by booting up with a floppy DOS boot disk, run fdisk to see if it detects the hard disk, OR connect this hard drive to a USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port and if it detects it as an external drive the it is OK.
I'd like you to get into your bios. At the main bios window make sure your bios is seeing the hard drive correctly (model number). Also check that your cdrom is listed. While in the Bios go to boot & correct the boot order. 1st should be cdrom, 2nd should be your new Hitachi.
You mentioned you connected it to a PC. Than you installed WinXP & everything went fine. Disk read error means your laptop does not like the FAT. When you bought the Hitachi did you get a disk utility? If not download it from the link provided here & test your drive. Use the disk utility to set up your new drive & format
it with the utility. Try again to boot to your cdrom & install WinXP. If your XP does not include SP1 or SP2 your drive may show a smaller size. http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Good luck, I hope the disk utility fixs the problem. http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/50C8DBC2A315A4C786256F400065B756/$file/7K100_SATA_FINAL_DS.pdf (Info)