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bernardgbailey

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#28311 26-Nov-2008 10:41
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Hi team,

I need to upgrade my 80GB Fujitsu drive in my NX6320.  What should I replace it with.  There is a locked thread
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=37&topicid=23224 which would appear to answer my question if it was no longer locked and the results were available?

Cheers
Bernard

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JimmyZ
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  #181118 29-Nov-2008 15:06
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it should be fine as long as you make sure it has the same connection (as said in the topic you referenced) in my case any SATA 9.5 drive would work


if you have trouble installing your OS then make sure the install disk has SATA drivers

 check your manufacturers website for any BIOS updates

remember if you plan to flash the BIOS it will void the warranty and if you can ALWAYS try and flash the bios with a floppy flashing the bios from within windows is very risky

also never crash a BIOS flash even if it looks like it has stopped


i don't think there will be any problems though... most of the time its just a matter of plugging the Hard drive in and reinstalling your OS of choice


good luck

 
 
 

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FredDag
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  #181127 29-Nov-2008 15:33
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Or do with I did... I needed extra HDD space, and speed.

So.. I removed the CD/DRD-ROM and put in one of these:
http://www.newmodeus.com/pics/OBHD/OBHD-Matrix-2.html  set me back NZ$30

They have both SATA and PATA... but it is not worth getting SATA, *UNLESS* your CD/DVD-ROM is sata to start with, as you will have a performance bottle neck on the bus

and picked up a 2.5inch HDD from pricespy.co.nz

Still only getting 20MB/s between drives but... MUCH better than speeds moving files the same HDD between partitions. I also have my swap/page files on a differ drive than my OSs etc.

Fred


JimmyZ
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  #181130 29-Nov-2008 15:45
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i have a setup that does that only its much faster... and easier its called IBM Ultrabay and you can easily remove the DVD/CD drive and put in any hard drive (it comes with adaptors) a floppy drive (for those weird geek things some of us do xD) and a a 3 cell battery (which adds 1.5 hours of batter or something)

its just a matter of flipping the switch that unlocks it and pushing the hidden eject button that appears when you do


rather a cool feature even if i havn't used it much yet



bernardgbailey

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  #181136 29-Nov-2008 16:50
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JimmyZ:  any SATA 9.5 drive would work


What do you mean by "SATA 9.5 drive" was that actually 2.5" SATA drive?

I was planning to clone the drive with acronis and then replace the existing drive with the cloned drive.

I found a firmware update from HP for Seagate drives, so I'll apply that first; then try the cloning.

Any comments?

Cheers Bernard

 

JimmyZ
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  #181143 29-Nov-2008 17:35
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sorry got a bit muddled for a moment there.. yea i meant SATA 2.5" drive

only comment is that you should really try installing on the new drive before flashing firmware/BIOS.. because in my opinion there is no need to fix something that isnt broken. and you can't tell if its working or not without trying


i lost a laptop a while back (it was a crap laptop anyway) while trying to flash the DVD drive firmware

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