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#1 Guest_Shortyaznkid_*

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:17 AM

Here is my HP Pavillion Computer Info
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System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 1

Hewlett-Parkard Pavilion

Intel®
Celeron® CPU 1.80GHz

1.79GHz

248 MB of RAM

My Computer only has like 16-20gb
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Im looking foward to buying a new Hard Drive so i can increase my GBs, and my question is can someone
help me find a good hard drive that is atleast $100-$150 and that is decent GB Storage for this
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/Sh...s/Computer1.jpg . Im a newbie at
computers and i want help.

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:46 AM

I'm a little confused by what you said, "My Computer only has like 16-20gb". How big is you HDD? Anyway, go to www.newegg.com they have some of the best prices and customers give reviews on the items so you can get a better idea of which one you like. Seagate is a well respected brand. I use Maxtor a lot, a lot people don't like Maxtor but I've never had any problem with them. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 02:47 AM

You could try this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822140166

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:59 AM

depending on what you are using the computer for I would recommend an external harddrive caddie(in which a harddrive can be placed inside)

reasons:
- old harddrives are easy to find, and, as long as it is not a serious back ups, can be used to store stuff on
- huge harddirve makes for longer scans
- malware removal on big harddrive takes longer
- data can be transfered easily to another computer
- if the harddrive dies, it is backed up on another harddrive
- no work in setting it up
everyday is a gift

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 05:46 AM

Well my computer can only hold 31.6gb and the files that are in the computer automatically in that drive takes up like 5-10gb, And im gonna use the computer for gaming, developing, etc.

The link you gave me on that Maxtor Hard Drive thing. How do i know if its right for my HP?

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:51 AM

What kind of hard drive is in the computer now?

Is it on an ide cable or sata?

By the way, Seagate hard drives come with a five year warranty and since they are no more expensive than the others, make them the only ones to buy.

To find out what is a;lready installed in your computer download Everest Home V1.51 from oldversion.com.

It will tell you the type and size (even the brand) of hard drive in your computer and even the specs for it as well as all other hardware and software in your computer.

Post the information about the hard drive that is in your computer back here.

Everest Home Edition

Everest Home Edition (the successor of AIDA32) is a system information and benchmarking tool with full hardware & software information available as freeware for the individual user. It comes with a built-in hardware database and physical information for CPU, motherboard, hard disks, optical drives, chipset and much more. The information can be displayed on-screen, printed, or saved as a report in HTML or text format. The built in diagnostics module can help you find potential problems, by highlighting them in the report and also includes links to manufacturers web sites, driver updates and more. An easy to use report wizard allows you to create detailed reports in the format of your choice.

Get version 1.51 which is the last freeware version that includes the software module which lists all software installed on your computer and provides all the license key numbers a great tool which has been deleted from all successive freeware versions.

Download here:
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:49 PM

Still a little newbish but can you give me a step by step on how i get my hard drive info?

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:31 PM

Why is the hard drive in the computer so small?

By the way, not having SP2 installed on your computer makes it extremely susceptible to malware exploits too numerous to mention and an exposure that worsens every day as you cannot get any of the numerous security updates issued after SP2.

An unpatched computer such as yours is a hazard to all others on the Internet, and especially to those in your address book!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:17 PM

I know im getting to it. Anyways i still cant find what to do.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:20 AM

I searched around and i found a hard drive called ATA so heres the info.


ATA Device Properties
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Model ID ST340810A
Serial Number 5FBAXCX7
Revision 5.46
Parameters 77545 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
LBA Sectors 78165360
Buffer 2 MB
Multiple Sectors 16
ECC Bytes 4
Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
Unformatted Capacity 38167 MB


ATA Device Features
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SMART Supported
Security Mode Supported
Power Management Supported
Advanced Power Management Supported
Write Cache Supported
Host Protected Area Supported
Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
48-bit LBA Not Supported
Device Configuration Overlay Supported


ATA Device Physical Info
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Manufacturer Seagate
Hard Disk Name U Series 40810
Form Factor 3.5"
Formatted Capacity 40 GB
Disks 1
Recording Surfaces 2
Physical Dimensions 147 x 101.85 x 26.1 mm
Max. Weight 680 g
Average Rotational Latency 5.55 ms
Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Max. Internal Data Rate 436 Mbit/s
Average Seek 8.9 ms
Track-To-Track Seek 1.2 ms
Full Seek 22 ms
Interface Ultra-ATA/100
Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 100 MB/s
Buffer Size 2 MB
Spin-Up Time 6.5 sec


ATA Device Manufacturer
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Company Name Seagate Technology LLC
Product Information http://www.seagate.com/products

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:04 AM

OK so you have an ide cable so You have the choice of hard drive size personaly a 160 gig by Seagate
or Western Digital should do the trick these are not expensive at this time , but if You are thinking of
playing games on this machine You will be limited to older games newer ones are much more demanding
than what you have right now

Have a Good One :thumbsup:

Edited by Cobra2, 18 October 2006 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:32 AM

SP2 will eliminate the 137gb cap on the size of hard drives that Windows XP supports, and there are workarounds and additional software offered by the various HD manufacturers for pre-SP2 installations as well.

Why do you think you have a limit of 31.6gb now?
What format are you using on your present hard drive? Fat, Fat32 or NTFS (NTFS is best for XP).

If there is a wide ribbon cable connecting the hard drive it is an ide controlled ATA so if you are replacing the hard drive that is what you need.

Did you download Everest as I recommended in my previous post? It will tell you exactly what your present hard drive is.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:19 AM

Hi Enthusiast with no disrespect, but I do believe the last post from Shortyaznkid described his hard drive and HP pavilion do come with those gray Ide straps,
But would be surprised that he as XP cd, HP usually installs this on a partition of is Hard drive this is probably
why is 40gig is seen as 31.6 gig

Have a Good Day :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:47 AM

He probably has a restore partition that should not be interfered with as well.

Until he downloads Everest and tells us what it says we do not have the information to advise him properly.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:32 AM

Totally agree with You Enthusiast about the restore partition !!

Have a Nice Day :thumbsup:




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