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#1 Martel

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:59 PM

It is my understanding that my BIOS will only accept a specific hard drive

I have an old HP Pavilion Notebook ze4560us DM736A

Not sure which drive to order..

Came with a 40 gig..I prefer 80 gig or more but unsure if BIOS will allow


Thanks for any input.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:34 PM

Your bios should see an 80 gig

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....&name=ATA-6

I see you have firewire but only usb1

I would consider an external firewire drive for more space
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:50 PM

DaChew,

Thanks for the reply and the link..

That is perfect! I can't believe how low priced they are.


I would consider an external firewire drive for more space


My drive is fried cannot retrieve innformation etc...

Does the above quoted infer I should stick with a 80 gig and get an external like 300 gig for storage?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:02 PM

Does bios see your old 40 gig drive?
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

Referring back to the Externals:

Externals are much better than replacing a HDD in my opinion. One is that, well, they're portable. You can exchange mass amounts of information/files with your other computers. And, i've seen 1 TB EHD's for about $150 USD. They are much more efficient in the manner of price and speed if you ask me. So if your in for more "storage", then a External is the way to go.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:14 AM

DaChew,

Does bios see your old 40 gig drive?

No..
Can't boot up at all.
I can use the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) to run a few tests on the drive but still cannot access any files.

UBCD Overview

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Thanks, ...yea my hard drive is shot and must be replaced. I will go for a monster external for storage.

Edited by Martel, 28 February 2009 - 10:10 PM.





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