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WHICH HARD DRIVE INTERFACE IS INSTALLED IN THE 2170US?

Looked up my old hard drive a Toshiba mk4021gas thought it was a ide 2.5 ata-6 ,so I ordered a Seagate ide 2.5 ata-6 drive only to get it and find out they do not hook up the same and it won't work. Was told that if my old drive was a Sata interface it would say so on it. It doesn't. The new drive has two rows of pins, the old one has two exposed pins and a t shaped plastic hook up, the pins are inside the computer, so please what type interface do I really need? Really confused.

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Probably just need to pull the Interface block off the old hard drive and install it to the new.. Look close...IDE is IDE but they dont come with the connectors preinstalled.. Good luck!...

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

  • Ken LaDere Feb 15, 2008

    (Or the connector stayed in the Laptop when you pulled the old drive).. ;)

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While trying to install PATA 250GB HD (XP Pro) only 130GB recognized. Upgraded BIOS to v1.4 (latest) and assured by Toshiba that this would enable computer to handle 250GB. No such luck. Accessed BIOS...


According to the detailed specs on that model, it came with a 60GB ATA-5 EIDI hard drive. therefore, you can use any ATA compatible (ATA-5, ATA-6 or ATA-100) EIDE/IDE drive that has jumpers enabling you to configure the drive as "Master". Western Digital Blue Scorpio and Seagate Momentus lines both have models that will fit the bill. You can find those drives at your neighborhood BestBuy or Staples pretty easily. I don't know if the A25 BIOS supports 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA), in spite of what toshiba says, If it only supports 24-bit LBA the maximum drive size is 137GB. If it supports 48-bit LBA then you can go as high as you can find drives available; usually 500GB. I suspect that it supports 48-bit LBA because various online vendors list up to 250GB drives for that model. The most important thing about the drive, though, is that it MUST be jumperable as 'master'. A cable select only drive won't work. Both the Western Digital and Seagate EIDE models have jumpers. hope this helps but if you need anything else just ask:)

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Can not read


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps

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My pc can not find this drive


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


hope this helps

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When i log in BIOS menu of hard disk space I get unknow device and then as you go into windows not leave me and my written mistakes.


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


hope this helps

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if you hear a clicking noise thats the reader arm sfipping across platters on you hard drive
a dirty hard first clean all of the dust from your computer using a fine air blower from an air compressor making sure there is no moisture in the air line then give the hard drive a firm tap on one side to free up the read arm
then replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive

good luck

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500gb hard disk supported by intel D101GGC


Hey ROY_GV,

This D101GGC Motherboard supports both IDE and SATA.

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Hard drive settings


d5e7986.gif Jumper settings for Seagate ATA/IDE Internal drives <20gb & greater

For older/smaller drives visit www.seagate.com

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