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Has anyone ever upgrade a touchscreen all-in-one HDD ?


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#1 joebanana

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

Hi there,

I have a Gateway All-in-One ZX4300 with a 500Gb HDD.
I want to put a 2TB drive in there so I can have all my music locally, instead of using my NAS (slow browsing with over 75k songs).

Has anyone ever done that? I contacted Gateway's support and they referred me to the specs which say up to 750Gb but I think this is in fact the bigger HDD they include in this model. It is a SATA 7200rpm drive, so I'm pretty confident a 2TB can work as well.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:30 PM

All-in-one PC's are great for style and function, if you don't plan on updating. Because everything is attached to the monitor, most of the components inside the case are specially designed, but you may be able to update the hard drive and RAM. You should, assuming you can get to the current hard drive, be able to update it to whatever size you want which is SATA compliant.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:53 PM

It may be a 2.5 inch laptop Hard drive, Im not sure, you may want to find where the hard drive is located, remove the panel, and check before ordering a new hard drive, but Im sure whether its a 2.5 inch laptop drive or a full size 3.5 inch, it should be replaceable.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:30 AM

http://www.gateway.com/systems/series/529598159.php#disclaimer1

It doesn't say what type of harddrive it is. Use speccy.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:33 AM

If the internal is tough to replace you can always go with an external 2TB. I have a few and they work good for me. The pricing is getting more reasonable on them as well.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:24 AM

If the internal is tough to replace you can always go with an external 2TB. I have a few and they work good for me. The pricing is getting more reasonable on them as well.


Indeed.
I guess I will just open the box and give it a try. If it doesn't work, I'll go with the external HDD or use a wired connection.
Right now it is wireless and it's a bit far from the router so I'll have to see how I can proceed.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

Quick update.

Turns out the all-in-one is almost impossible to open with breaking it. Since it is brand new, I chose not to break it
I also decided not to use a USB drive (mostly because of the constant noise).

However, I discovered a nice Windows XP feature, that is there since the beginning (so almost 10 years!!!), but that I never knew existed until last week:

Dynamic Disks and Spanned Volumes.

Now I have one big 6Tb volume from which I backup only the important data (music and pics mostly).

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:35 PM

Quick update.

Turns out the all-in-one is almost impossible to open with breaking it. Since it is brand new, I chose not to break it
I also decided not to use a USB drive (mostly because of the constant noise).

However, I discovered a nice Windows XP feature, that is there since the beginning (so almost 10 years!!!), but that I never knew existed until last week:

Dynamic Disks and Spanned Volumes.

Now I have one big 6Tb volume from which I backup only the important data (music and pics mostly).

Good to know :thumbsup:

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