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How to verify whether hard drives are permutable? Samsung sp1614n by Samsung sp6003h or IBM DeskStar DTLA-305030?

How to verify if I can replace one hard drive by another? I don't know exactly the motherboard model.
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How to find a new hard drive for my old-ish HP computer

I own an HP a1211n whose harddrive recently passed away, RIP. I want to buy it a new hard drive but I'm not sure which will be compatible. I know it needs to be a SATA, but I don't know what further ...
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Which HDD is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What hard drives are compatible with laptops? I use a laptop with an HDD on its death spin. I wanted to buy a 500GB HDD to replace my current 320GB. However I was told ...
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Can a laptop hard-drive be used in a desktop machine?

I recently built my own computer, and I wanted to put my laptop hard drive in my desktop, possibly to do a RAID 0 or 1 (haven't decided yet). Is this even possible, or is it possible with an adapter ...
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Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
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Can WD3200AZRX SATA-3 hard drive work on SATA-2?

I am buying new hard drive today, but I am worried that it will not work on my motherboard Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3. I want to buy this hard drive. It's pretty expensive and I don't want to get ...
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1answer
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SATA-III drive comaptiblity with current motherboard

Next month I will be upgrading my computer with newer/better hard drive (Western Digital 250GB, 7200rpm, 32MB, Sata III, Caviar Blue, here is a link where I will buy it from - ...
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which file type to install my virtual hard disk in while installing a new machine on virtualbox?

I got some options like VHD, VMDK, HDD, and VDI is there a file type that is most commonly used and is supported by most other virtual disk software?
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How do I get 48-bit LBA BIOS support?

Is there any freeware that allows me to check if my computer BIOS support 48-bit Logical Block Addressing, regarding hard drives? I have two old Toshiba laptops (M40) that currently have 40GB disks ...
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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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Upgrade disk in a HP EliteBook 8530P to SSD, how do I know what is compatible?

We have a few HP EliteBook 8530P machines that are used as development machines for our developers. In order to try to speed up build (pri 1) and application start and usage (pri 2), we'd like to try ...
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What Hard Drive do I use with this SATA Connector?

I am running Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I need to get new hard drive for it. This is the output from lspci showing my connector: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM ...
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2TB HDD Compatablity Issues

I was about to buy the following 2TB HDD online. ...
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1answer
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Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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SATA Backward compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? Hello everyone One of my system is really old, but I still use it, right now, the HDD is and old IDE drive ...
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Hard Drive compatibility factors

Are all ATA hard drives compatible? I've read about ATA and Ultra ATA, then there are speed differences within the category, i.e. Ultra ATA/33, Ultra ATA/66 Ultra ATA/100 and Ultra ATA/133. Does ...