Question about IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook
I'd like to swap a HD from an IBM T20 and an IBM T22. Both are running Windows XP. There is no other software/programs that I need to keep.
Can I just unplug from one and insert in the other?
Jumpers on disk drives are the little plastic squares fitted over metal pegs back near where the IDE connection is made on the drive. Sometimes, an abscence of a jumper implies a certain setting. To change the jumper settings, you physically move the jumper(s), so some needlenose pliers would be good to have. Many drive's jumper settings are located differently, but most explain themselves on the drive case somewhere, usually in a little chart. You can Google 'em up if need be, too, if you know the model. They tell the drive, simply put, how to interact with other similar drives and their connection(s). You may not need to change them, but just make that the drives being installed have similar jumper settings to those they are replacing: if the first drive was set to cable select, the drive taking its place should be set the same, in cable select. This holds true for master and/or slave settings, too.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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I would say the hard drive is failing. But need to run a diagnostic on it to be sure.
If you would like to know where to get the ibm / hitachi hard drive diagostic let me know. It's free for download and you can get a bootable ISO image to burn onto cd. Allowing you to boot from cd in order to test the drive.
As far as replacing, you should be good with a 60gb or 80gb. Did it orginally have a 20gb in it? I would say for most people, 60-80 is way more than enough. Unless you have a ton of music or pictures.
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