I have a 60 gig fugitsu drive installed 8 m chache ata100 4200rpm . i wanted a faster drive with more space , so i purchased a hitachi hts721010g9at00 this is a 100 gig hd with 8 m chache at 7200rpm , yes ata-100 standard ide . once installed laptop refused to reconize it , keep saying disk read error . so i got my adapter hooked it up to my desktop and it installed winxp no problem . so i tried it back in the laptop , but still disk read error . Is this some sort of limitation of the bios . i mean with the old bios they was a 23 gig limit but the upgrade fixed that . Also with the new drive the cdrom will not boot .
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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)
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This would use a EIDE disk which generally tops out around 160GB. It is a disk problem not a computer problem. Unbuntu would work a lot better than any Windows OS. I'd go for it.
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By looking at the typical specs on the computer, I dont see a way unless you upgrade the laptop. It seems very old and as my personal opinion wouldnt do good on a high speed connection. It seems your computer only has a 56k modem (typical phone line jack).
Here at my shop I have run into this exact same problem on several P3 Compaq's and a few Toshiba's. I found that some of these machines, not all, but some, will not accept the 5400RPM drive, but will take the 4200RPM drive just fine. It's just weird because some that do are the exact same model, and I'm not real sure why it won't accept them. I've looked into it and the best that I can surmise is that 5400 is too fast for the reading system in the bios, or it's a power issue. Go with a 4200RPM drive and you shouldn't have any problem. You won't be able to tell any difference in the machine's performance between the two RPM speeds.
Pentium III or Athlon XP (any processor supporting SSE instructions) or Intel Mac with Bootcamp (running XP or Vista) or running Parallels
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista (32 & 64 bit)
200MB free harddisk space
soundcard with DirectSound drivers. ASIO drivers are required for audio
recording (FL installer comes with generic Asio4All drivers)
your system meets the minimum system requirements, it'll be your actual
system resources (memory, CPU, ...) that could impose limits on your FL
Studio projects. The faster your CPU the more channels you will be
able to run simultaneously and/or the more effects you will be able to
use. The more memory you have the larger the samples you will be able
Here is some information may be useful to you.
Socket 1 169 pins 486 SX/DX
Socket 2 238 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2
Socket 3 237 pins 486 SX/DX/DX2/DX4
Socket 6 235 pins 486 DX4
Socket 4 273 pins Pentium 60 en 66MHz
Socket 5 320 pins Pentium 75 t/m 200MHz
Socket 7 321 pins Pentium, AMD K6/K6-2/K6-3, Cyrix M1/M2
Socket 8 387 pins Pentium Pro 150 - 200MHz
Slot 1 242 pins PII, PIII en Celeron
Slot 2 330 pins PII Xeon en P III Xeon
Socket 370 370 pins PIII, Celeron, Cyrix III
Socket 423/478 423/478 pins Pentium4
Socket 603 603 pins Pentium4 Xeon
PAC418 418 pins Intel Itanium
PAC611 611 pins Intel Itanium 2
Slot A 242 pins Athlon
Socket A 453 pins Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP and Duron
Socket 754 754 pins AMD Athlon 64
Socket 940 940 pins AMD Opteron
Conclusion: You can not upgrade beacuse Armada M700 has a pentium III processor with 370 pins. So the Socket 478 pinned pentium is not suitable.
Advise: Try to exchange it with a new laptop or buy a used laptop for suitabl configuration