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Do laptops really need hard drive caddies?

I purchased a used laptop which came without a hard drive or caddy. Is the caddy really a necessary component in all laptops? I know this is not always true, but in mine the hard drive inserts ...
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Are there any problems if one tries to expand Internal hard drive beyond maximum capacity mentioned?

I have a Sony Vaio and my laptop currently holds a 500 GB SATA hard drive. Recently the drive got crashed and I am buying a new internal Hard Drive. Let's say max capacity of my Laptop to hold is 750 ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port

I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP. It worked fine until one day it would not power on. I pulled the ...
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Laptop harddrive sata connection seems to be broken

About a week ago, I dropped my laptop. It seemed fine at first, but crashed the next day, twice the day after, and wouldn't boot after the third crash. I replaced the hard disk drive in the laptop ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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Difference beteen using an external Hard Drive Disk Docking Station vs USB to SATA cable

I have a SATA hard disk that I want to connect to my laptop externally. Seems like I have two options. One is to buy a docking station and the other is to buy a cable only. What I would like to know ...
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Does the laptop power supply the SATA drive from battery even being powered off?

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the ...
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Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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How to know (without unscrewing the casing) if my laptop is capable of supporting Solid State Drives (SSDs)?

I have a lenovo V470 and as an Xmas treat I am thinking about upgrading to Solid State Drive (SSD) to utilise the benifit. However, I don't know if my laptop's motherboard is capable of supporting ...
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Can I Replace SATA 3.0Gb/s hard disk with With SATA 6.0Gb/s in Toshiba Satellite c660 laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and by default there is SATA 3.0 fitted in it. Few days ago, it stopped working. So I need to replace it with a new one. The problem I'm currently facing is I don't ...
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Is using a laptop SATA hard drive in a desktop risky?

My laptop is almost dead, so I wanted to reuse every piece possible. I have connected my Hitachi 2½" laptop hard drive in my PC, and I am currently using it. Just making sure "Will it blow up?" ...
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Identify if optical drive in my laptop is SATA or PATA in Windows 7

I never thought this will be soo difficult but without opening up my laptop how do I identify if the dvd drive in my laptop is SATA or not. And incase its SATA then is it SATA - II? I am ok with ...
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Is standby mode healthy for a HDD?

I've recently bought an SSD and replaced my laptop's DVD drive space with the stock HDD, so that I cound install the SSD on the HDD port. However, I've noticed that the HDD is now sometimes going into ...
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HP EliteBook 8560w SATA compatibility

I know that HP EliteBook 8560w/8570w supports SATA III capable chipset. But this particular chipset has SATA III and SATA II capable channels. I wonder which channel has HP used to connect the hard ...
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Does Intel HM70 supports SATA 3 (6 GB) ?

I want to buy a laptop and change HDD to SSD. And I want to know Does Intel HM70 supports SATA 3 (6 GB) ?
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Could SATA communication issues cause the hard drive to reallocate sectors (thus causing system hangs or crashes)?

My laptop seems to have a bizarre problem with the hard drive. The system operates without problems for several months, then the hard drive begins to cause problems, with sector reallocations causing ...
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Can I install a SATA 6 Gb/s SSD on a laptop that came with a SATA 1.5 Gb/s hard drive?

I am having a ASUS F8Vr laptop. It has a 250GB SATA I HDD. I am planing of changing it to a SSD HDD, may b Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F360GBGS-BK. Not decided yet. Can I do this? I know the ...
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How to connect a desktop SATA harddrive to laptop?

I will be going out of the country for a couple of months, and most of my stuff will go in storage. I will be taking my laptop, and will be keeping the desktop back at home. I was thinking of taking ...
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How can I mount this hard drive?

I pulled this hard drive out of an old HP laptop. I thought I could mount it because the label on the hard drive says it's a SATA: Does anyone recognize what type of SATA interface is on this hard ...
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Does anyone know the exact symptoms of the Intel 6 SATA bug? [closed]

There has been a bug discovered http://www.anandtech.com/show/4142/intel-discovers-bug-in-6series-chipset-begins-recall It was acknowledged by Intel and recalls have been ordered. However, since ...
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Can I replace a Lenovo Thinkpad's DVD drive with a SATA hard drive?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Currently I have a SSD 125GB hard drive in it, but that is too small for me. Is it possible to replace my DVD drive with another SATA Hard Drive?
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Install XP(SP3) on laptop with SATA drive?

For testing purposes, I need to wipe out W7 from an Aspire 3810T laptop and install XP(SP3) on it. Tried three different CD's, but they all failed, possibly because the drive is SATA. In the BIOS, ...
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Can I replace an ATA 2.5“ HDD with a SATA 2.5” HDD in a laptop?

Are there any connectors available that would allow me to replace an ATA 2.5" hard drive with a SATA 2.5" hard drive in a laptop? Needless to say, it must be slim enough to fit. I am aware that it ...
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UltraATA laptop drive need replaced…what format to use?

I've admittedly been out of IT for TOO long, and dont' have this probably simple answer in my brain. I have a Gateway MX6453 that the Seagate UltraATA-100 drive has bad sectors, won't boot to OS. ...
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Connect a 2.5" (laptop hard disk) SATA hard disk to Desktop PC

Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected? I noticed ...
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SATA hard disk for laptop on Desktop PC

Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected? I noticed ...
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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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How do I find out what connection my laptop HDD uses?

My laptop is about 6 years old and the HDD's about to give way so I thought I'd get a new one and copy an image over. How do I find out what type of connection my laptop uses? Eg is it SATA or ...
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Can I put a SATA2 HDD into a laptop supporting SATA1?

I have a laptop that supports SATA1 (1.5 GB/sec) The HDD for it has bad sectors, and I want to buy another one. It seems that where I live, SATA1 notebook HDDs aren't really available (only if you ...
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New 2.5" hard drive for laptop - What to compare?

I'm having trouble finding a new (bigger) hard drive for my laptop. I came across some criteria that I never thought about before, while I was checking a price comparison site. Of course, that made ...
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Can I install a laptop 2.5" SATA drive on a desktop without any adapters?

My girlfriend's computer has had the disk so I'm going to reinstall the operating system. However, before I do this I need to get all the data onto another machine. As the laptop won't stay on long ...