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The hard drive space is 15% used, but after recording 2 minutes a pop up insists the harddrive is full

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Try clearing recycle bin and temp folder. sometimes recording is not compressed and takes up much more space than is actually necessary. make sure ur video recorder is set at the approriate compression format. anyway this requires more info like how big is ur hard drive?

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You did not post the model of the unit. There is a port for external drive support and there is an internal drive depending on the model. You can try formatting on a computer if you would like or you can select OVERWRITE recording when the HDD is full
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Which hard drives are compatible with aspire e380

Up to a 400GB SATA harddrive.

These are examples of SATA harddrives,

Note* Suggestions

When buying a harddrive it is best to,

1) Look for the right amount in size, but also look for one that has the largest Buffer.

The Buffer is the cache for a harddrive.
The buffer area is a small memory area.
It is the first memory area the device looks for.

The larger the Buffer, the faster the harddrive will be at gathering, or giving information.

2) Spindle Speed:
Normal spindle speed has evolved to 7200 RPM. (Revolutions per Minute)
Older harddrives were 5400 Rpm, and even slower.

There are newer harddrives out with much faster spindle speeds. 10,000 rpm on up.

Unless you are a full time gamer, with wanting to have the fastest computer possible around for gaming, there is no need for a harddrive faster than 7,200Rpm.

[If you are not aware of how an average harddrive's mechanical makeup is constructed;

Inside the harddrive case are Platters. These Platter's resemble CD disks, and are constructed of highly polished metal, or glass.

The Platters rotate on a Spindle. The construction is akin to a record on a phonograph.

There are 3 to 6 Platters, and maybe more with newer harddrives.

EACH Platter has a ReadWrite Head above it, and Below it.

The Read/Write Head does just what the name implies. It reads information off of the Platter, and can write information to the Platter.

Each Read/Write Head is attached to an Arm. The Arm sweeps the ReadWrite Head across the Platter.

When the harddrive is operating at full capacity, the ReadWrite Head can be moving across the Platter, at Hundreds of Times a Second!

The Read/Write Head is located above the Platter at a distance, that is around 1/6th the thickness of an average human hair.

(Approximately .0005, or can be said as 5 ten-thousandths of an inch. An average human hair is .003 thick. {3 thousandths)

Between the distance from the Platter, and the fast movement, there is a cushion of air formed in-between the Read/Write Head, and the Platter.
The Read/Write Head literally floats above the Platter.

The Platters are coated with a magnetic media. In otherwords this media can be magnetized.
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The pattern is a series of 0's and 1's.
Zero being Off.
One being On.

More information about harddrives can be found here,

3) If your SATA harddrive comes with a 4-pin Peripheral power connection, AND a SATA 15-pin power connection, ONLY use the 15-pin SATA power connection!

I will give a link to both the 4-pin Peripheral power connector, and the 15-pin SATA power connector in an additional comment.

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This is a PDF file of the Harddrive Specifications of the 5T020H2, 5T010H1, 5T030H3, 5T040H4, and 5T060H6 Maxtor IDE harddrives,
from Seagate. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)

The Jumper Settings are in Chapter 2, Page 5 (2-5)
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when the black window pops up write:

chkdsk x: /r (where x is the letter assigned to your 120gb disk)

please reply if your harddrive doesnt have a letter assigned.

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