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How do i upgrade my 40 gb to 80 gb harddrive? Is there information located in the manual that i did not see? or do I need a professional to do this?

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Its a really simple task :) you dont need to be a pro to change the HD, there is some small factors you need to think about, such as rpm. the best drives is 5400rpm drives, they shoulden get as hot as drives that run faster.

anyways.. hope you can use this :o)

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There is some vids on youtube about it you could look at them and get the info you need then you could buy a 120 gb or higher hope i helped

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Set up HARD DISK


http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=106&MenuID=24&LanID=0

The ECS P6STP-FL motherboard uses IDE (PATA) harddrives, and optical drives. (CD/DVD drive)

IDE 1 is for the Harddrive.
IDE 1 is the 40-pin connector that is closest to the Ram Memory slots.
(Only 39-pin are used, however)

IDE 2 is used for the optical drive/s.
IDE 2 is next to IDE 1, and is further away from the Ram Memory slots.

The IDE connectors on the motherboard, have a Cut-Out on one side. A small square cut-out.
This is for the Locating Lug, on the flat IDE ribbon cable's, connector.
This makes sure that Pin 1 in the motherboard connector, is lined up with Wire 1 in the flat IDE ribbon cable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

The Locating Lug shown in this example, is two 'ridges' that are separated. Some designs just use one solid block.

IF, there is no Locating Lug;
Look for the faint Red stripe, on the side of the flat IDE ribbon cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nappe.svg

This stripe denotes the side, that number 1 wire is on.
Motherboard installed in computer case, the red stripe on that flat IDE ribbon cable, goes DOWN.
Down towards the Bottom of the motherboard.

When connecting to the Harddrive, and there is no Locating Lug on flat IDE ribbon cable, the Red stripe goes towards the power cable connection.

This applies to the optical drive (CD/DVD drive), and Floppy Disk Drive.
(34-pins for a Floppy Disk Drive. Cable is smaller in width)

Now, there is a different method of connecting a Harddrive, or optical drive, in relation to the flat IDE ribbon cable.

Depends on if the flat IDE ribbon cable is a 40-wire cable, or an 80-wire cable. You can use Cable Select setting on Harddrive/Optical drive; OR you can just connect the Harddrive, or Optical drive the correct way,

http://mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

Is the Harddrive recognized in BIOS Setup?
If your question relates that the Harddrive is not recognized, post back in a Comment.

Also post the manufacturer ID information off of the Harddrive's label.

Example for one type of Western Digital harddrive;

WD800AAJB

Western Digital 80 GB harddrive, and IDE (PATA)

With this information I can find the Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors.
Then guide you in entering it in BIOS Setup, IF needed.

"Press DEL to run Setup"
Press the Delete key to enter BIOS Setup.

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.
Tap in 2 second intervals.
You will hear beeps. These are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is YOU that is doing it. Ignore the beeps.

Best method for entering BIO Setup.
(The window of opportunity for entering BIOS Setup, goes by F-A-S-T! The above method will get you in)

Your problem statement leaves a hole in the time/space continuum.
Does not exactly state what your problem is

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Wont recognize the primary master IDE. Do I need to replace the MB or is this a known problem. Have tried diff drives and cables...


Don't wish to down a motherboard manufacturer, as it isn't good business, but I would use a SOYO mobo for a frisbee.

You've indicated that the primary master IDE isn't recognized?
Is this by looking in BIOS Setup?

Have you tried to set the harddrive's parameters manually in BIOS Setup?
Set the Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors?

The Cyl, Heads, and Sec information for each harddrive can be found by looking at the label on the top of the harddrive.
If it isn't listed go to the harddrive manufacturer's website, and use the model number off of the harddrive, to find said information.

Example using Seagate harddrive,
Barracuda, Model number ST3500830A
500GB.

A) 16,383 Cylinders
B) 6 Heads
C) 63 Sectors

Also depends on what flat ribbon IDE cable you're using.
With a 40-wire flat ribbon IDE cable the primary harddrive plugs into the Middle of the cable.
With an 80-wire flat ribbon IDE cable, the primary harddrive plugs into the End connector of the cable.
(Both styles of IDE cables have 40-pins. Actually 39 as 1 is not used)

http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

(Look under the heading - Connecting Your Hard Drives)

Plus you may want to check the continuity of each flat ribbon IDE cable's wires.
Use a multimeter set to Ohms.
Due to the age of these cables they can go bad.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I need to replace the hard drive in my v5000 Compaq laptop. it is currently a mk8025gas toshiba 80gb. how do i choose a newer updated hard drive to match? do i just install and turn back on with the xp...


Basically you insert a new drive and insert the Windows XP installation CD and follow the screen instructions.
The specification for hard drives for the Compaq V5000 are as follows :-
Table 6-3
Hard Drives
120-GB* 100-GB* 80-GB*
Dimensions
Height
Width
Weight
9.5 mm
70 mm
102 g
9.5 mm
70 mm
102 g
9.5 mm
70 mm
99 g
Interface type ATA-5 ATA-5 ATA-5
Transfer rate
Synchronous (maximum)
Security
100 MB/sec
ATA security
100 MB/sec
ATA security
100 MB/sec
ATA security

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Want to upgrade memory


maximum memory is1GB for your motherboard, you can only install 2 x 512MB, sorry.
Refer to this page: Hp site

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Samsung 80 gb Hard Disk Un allocated


All ways best to used new cables (sata/Ide) I like to set jumpers on the HD's never cable select. Also try installing one harddrive at a time. Second make sure in bios is set to boot from main HD.

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Backward Compatibility


Yes. To cut cost Sony offered the 40 GB but the system was not backwards compatible. By upgrading to 60 or 80 GB you will have compatibility. Check www.us.playstation.com to make sure the games you want to be compatible are listed.

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Seagate Barracuda 200 GB 7200 RPM


can you take a snapshot from the smart page?

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