Hello, I run a desktop & laptop. The desktop has 40GB storage, it has much more data stored and about 20GB free), the Laptop has only a small amount of data and a 60GB hard disk, but only has 4GB free. How can I get the lost space back? I have already un-installed several programs and deleted lots of data, but I still have lost of GB space unused that I cannot access. Please can someone help, I regularly defrag and clean my hard disks. thanks, Xavier
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re-seat hard drive and check settings for boot devices in bios. run ibm diagnostics and see if it is seeing the hard drive . if it is run the hard drive tests if they pass then you probably have misconfigured the bios settings somehow. if the hard drive is not found or fails the tests then im afraid your going to have to look in to an exspensive data reclamation service, your best bet there is go to the hard drive manufacturer or even ibm itself.
If the hard drive in the IBM laptop is OK then remove the hard drive from this laptop. Connect this hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter then connect the USB adapter with the hard drive into the USB port on the Vaio laptop. The Vaio laptop should see it as an external storage device (if the hard drive is OK). You can then open the various folders and files then copy these to the Vaio laptop
You wouldn't be able to use it as a primary drive in a
laptop, you could in a desktop, but you would require and IDE to SATA adapter.
But even then, I still wouldn't bother because the drive would be too slow.
You would be able to use it as external storage via the means of an IDE to USB
cable. It still wouldn't be as quick at accessing data as today's modern
external storage devices, so again that's why I wouldn't bother. But you could
if you really wanted to.
Mass storage controller is a protocal which controls data storage to large drives and was designed to minimize the amount of CPU involvement. Mass Storage controller drivers are required to be downloadedand installed so that the data is stored efficiently and this results in quick data storage.
The best solution in this case is to use a recovery tool to recover and store your data on another drive
Free Recuva works fine : http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html Do not try to recover all at once but each category at a time , documents , pictures , music ...etc... If it fails , try this one . It's not free but very efficient : Tenorshare Data Recovery. It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to unwanted erasing , system sabotage, virus corrupted partitions,drives crash, physical damage,ect.. http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/index.htm If you still don't have success , you will have to go to a recovery office but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money . Regards , fanaudi .
If you know someone who can disassembly your laptop (for safety refer to a laptop specialist) to remove the storage device hard drive inside your laptop. You can retrieve all your data, you can use an usb external case wherein you can insert your laptop hard drive on it and it will work as your storage device of all your computer files, pretty cool because you can use that storage case in any laptop because of it's usb cable connector function.
60GB HDD orderable as marketing option part number 08K9688 has a height
of 12.5mm and will not fit in the HDD slot of the systems with the
touch pad installed. For these systems, it is only supported via the
ThinkPad 2nd HDD Adapter for the Ultrabay 2000.
The 60GB HDD orderable as replacement service part number 08K9833 is 9.5mm.
Supports one additional HDD which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage utilizing the Ultrabay 2000
S.M.A.R.T technology to issue an alert if a hardware failure is pending
ATA Bus Interface
4200 or 5400 rpm
you can upgrade the HDD, it is not designed to be removed and
reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for
purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage
to the system. The Ultrabay 2000 HDD adapter is designed to provide
this flexibility with a second HDD in the Ultrabay 2000 IBM says. I say if the OS recognises it and so does the BIOS, you're good. good luck, hope this helps.-jmattes p.s. I found this info on: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42218.html