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Trouble adding 2nd hard drive to hp dv9000 laptop

Just less than 1 year ago I got a new laptop. It came with a 100gb sata hard drive and an expansion port for an additional hard drive. I bought an 80 gb sata hard drive, but the computer did not see it. After some research it was suggested that the 2nd drive needed to be the same size as the first one. So I got a 100 gb Fujitsu drive identical to the first one. But I have the same problem. It doesn't show up anywhere. I right clicked on my computer, selected manager, selected storage and disc management. At that point I should see the new disc, but it's not there. There must be something else that needs to be done but I don't know what. Thanks

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  • retired Rich May 13, 2008

    Sata drives don't have a switch or jumpers like some drives to specify slave or master. I don't know if it's formatted. I figured I could format the drive when windows could see it.

  • edward_il Dec 21, 2008

    Hi Igor_995. I have the same problem, HP dv9750, add new hdd HItachi 320gb 7200 (first 250gb 5400), I can't find jumper location.



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I have a dv9819wm that had the same issue in which I was runningidentical drives in both bays (to avoid any compatibility issues) - 2250Gb Seagate SATA II's. Here's a copy of a post I just placedelsewhere that will help you to resolve your issue PERMANENTLY, read on:

Something that I finally (After months of working on the problem of mysecondary drive not being seen, or worse, being seen for a short periodof time and then *POOF* disappearing from everywhere, BIOS Windows,everything! How FRUSTRATING!!!! And HPtech support sucks!! Sending it into them resolved nothing, they simplysaid it works and returned it to me. I work on computers for a livingand figured they were smoking something, to my dismay, I was right.

I finally found the cause in a whitepaper one day while researchingthis problem. The problem was that the second drive bay cannot utilizea drive running at 3 G/sec., it HAS TO BE clippedto 1.5 G/Sec. You can check with you drive manufacturer or simply lookat the top of the drive for a jumper setting, but you WILL need a smalljumper designed for laptop drives, others will not work safely. Once Iclipped the drive to the slower speed, it has been running like a champever since (at least the last three months or so). THANKS FOR NO HELPHP!!!!!! Why they would design a laptop that could use two drives andthen not give both interfaces the same connection speed is beyond me.

P.S.- The drives don't need to be the same size, but bigger is ALWAYS better in this case.

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Summary after reading several threads on that and fixing this problem on my DV9010 + ST9500325AS:

The problem is known - modern drives featuring SATA II interface
(3 Gb/s) wont allow DV9000 to boot if the first drive is older SATA 1 (1.5 Gb/s). Though the machine does boot if the new drive is installed in the first bay.
The solution is to force the new drive to run only in 1.5 Gb/s mode
that is typically done with a jumper on the back side of the drive.
For Seagate Mementus drives the jumper location is shown here

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I have an HP Pavilion DV9000 with two 120 GB hard drives factory installed.  I wanted to upgrade the secondary drive to a Samsung HM500LI 500 GB hard drive.  I installed the drive and the system eventually came up after 5 mins of some kind of internal existential struggle...  ;^)
After a few internet searches I learned that my new drive was SATA II and was somehow not being recognized by the system at all.  Samsungs website references the possibility of jumpering the drive to halve the throughput from 300 MB/sec to 150 MB/sec, but does not actually show how the jumpers are supposed to be placed.  Ultimately my solution was to jumper the device by trial and error, with this drive the jumper was correctly placed when it was connecting the outer-edge-most two of the 4 jumper pins.  Once the jumper was installed, the disk came up and was immediately recognized by the system.

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Hey Folks a 500GB HD works fine in the dv9000.
I will report back when my 2nd 500GB arrives and I install it. Here is what I did that worked w/o any trouble or stress
1. Removed drive 1 (primary boot drive w/ hp restore & Vista partition)
2. Used another system to connect my new 500GB Hitachi 7200RPM 16MB & the primary boot drive
3. Booted with Hiren's 9.4 Boot CD & Ghosted the primary to the new drive as DRIVE to DRIVE NOT partition to partition.
(Hint make sure you are on the ball and you DO NOT allow the other system to attempt to boot from the primary drive - it will create a marker that the windows boot failed then ghost will fail or give you an NTFS error. This happens with both Vista & XP the resolution for that is you will have to put the primary HD back in the system it belongs in and boot up windows successfully shut down remove the drive and try the ghost again)
When the DRIVE to DRIVE ghost completed I installed the new drive as the back in the dv9000 and it booted right up and works perfectly.
I did have a problem when I tried to install the 500GB as a secondary drive to the 120GB primary same as described in the forums. System hangs wont boot locked up when attempting to run test in BIOS. I will report back when I get the 2nd 500GB and attempt to install it. I will also run the BIOS HDD test & let you all know how it went.
But a 500GB will work as a primary for sure. Hope that helps someone

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I have a dv1010us and just put a fujitsu 250 gig in secondary. takes for ever to boot and dosnt see it anywhere. does anyone know where to put the jumper on a fujitsu?

Posted on May 06, 2009

I have the same problem, i took out my old one and put the new one on the drive 1 bay and i have it working, as soon as i put 2 drive, it freezes at put up... Took my original drive put it in another DV9000, did the same... any help?

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Has the drive been formatted? Windows won't see an unformatted drive, check the connections and make sure all is well there.

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Hey, retired Rich! This is retired Ron!
Have a question. Is the new drive set up as slave or master?

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