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Install Old Computer's Hard Drive On A New Computer? [closed]

After my laptop got messed up I switched to my HTPC (Intel i3, HD Graphics 2000, 500GB refurbed WD HDD, Windows 7, and a P8H77-I mini ITX Asus Motherboard). I have the hard drive from my previous ...
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Upgrading to SSD in an old laptop with SATA controller Intel 82801IBM/IEM

I have an old Sony laptop with Intel's 82801IBM/IEM SATA controller. Now, I am planning to buy a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Will this SSD be compatible with my laptop. I am not that good in hardware ...
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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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HDD upgrade; Clone or transfer?

I just bought a larger HDD to replace my secondary HDD (SSD is primary). I do install programs and some games to this secondary drive. I want to use the new drive as my secondary operational drive and ...
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Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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1answer
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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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How to upgrade an old Linux box with this hardware configuration?

I have an old Linux box that needs to be upgraded without touching the processor or motherboard. It contains software that was licensed specifically to this physical unit and I have no option other ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 Upgrade after HDD failure

My HDD failed and I had a recovery service salvage most files (thought it was backing up on server but Win 7 does not play well with others). Computer came with Home Premium which I had upgraded to ...
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1answer
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Does the Acer V3-772G have mSATA?

Here on the manufacturer product page for the V3-772G-9829 is listed "dual hard drive support". Is that an mSATA slot, second SATA (1.8" or 2.5"), or does installing a second hard drive require ...
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What exact changes Seagate HDD firmware version CC49 brings over version CC34?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS. smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where ...
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How to reinstall my genuine Windows 7 in a new hard drive (SSD)?

I want to update, my laptop to a SSD flash drive, and want to install the windows that came pre-installed in my machine. I know there is supposed to be a partition on my current hard drive, that has ...
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Can I easily put an SSD in an ASUS G75, and which ones?

I've been out of the hardware game for a while. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, but even the gaming laptops mostly come with a 5400 RPM HDD. I've got my eye on some variant of the ASUS G75 but I'm ...
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2answers
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Upgrading laptop HDD - What are my options?

I have Lenovo Y510 laptop which has 160gb hdd. I want to upgrade hdd to 1TB HDD or some high space SDD. My question is that there are various hdd and sdd available out on web like IDE, SATA, SATA2 and ...
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1answer
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
680 views

Laptop Recovery Hard Drive Replacement

If I am upgrading the hard drive on a laptop, is it possible to transfer the "hidden" backup (recovery) partition for a Toshiba laptop to the new hard drive ?
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How to plug-in this hard drive?

I need to install this hard drive "WD800JD-60JRC0". It is Serial ATA. But what really confuses me is that it has molex connector. I think I can plug what I want: SATA power cable or Molex. But which ...
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1answer
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How can I tell whether my system would support 3TB SATA drives?

I have a computer with old 500GB and 1TB drives I want to replace with shiny new 3TB drives. I do not know the requirements to make 3TB drives work, but I know I've heard of other problems (Chipset, ...
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osx sudo dd if=/dev/disk0 of=/dev/disk1

Am I doing this right? The process isn't very verbose I am upgrading my HDD, I have a larger external drive I want inside my macbook. I want to copy the contents and partitions of my internal mac ...
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Can the PowerMac G5 support a 2TB drive

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Options to extend the life of my iMac 2007?

I have a 2007 iMac, maxed out on RAM, with the original Apple Hard drive. Given that most drives would've failed by now, I feel like I'm on borrowed time. That being said, I'd like to extend the ...
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Upgrade laptop hard disk without losing data

I need to get more perf out of my humble Dell Inspiron laptop, and I think the best way for me is to replace the hard disk with a solid state drive. However, this machine is 'mission critical' to my ...
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Trouble cloning a Macbook Pro hard drive

I am trying to upgrade the 250GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) to a 750GB drive. I have connected the new drive via an external USB enclosure. The drive is recognized fine, I can ...
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Is it safe to add a hard disk on a laptop that didn't ship with a second one but it has the slot to do it?

I wonder if it was not designed to increase hard disk number [in terms of watt available] (the manual isn't specific on it, it only talks about 'replacing the second one' in other models). However, I ...
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Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?

My question is not about whether I should get an SSD drive for for my MacBook Pro, it is more along the lines of whether the SATA2 interface on my late 2009 MBP is a limiting factor and whether it ...
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2answers
278 views

What do I need to get so I can upgrade my Thinkpad x61 Tablet hard drive?

My Thinkpad X61 Tablet is running out of space, and I would like to give it a bigger drive. I would like to clone the old drive to a bigger new drive. What do I need to get to accomplish this? The ...
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2answers
284 views

Upgrading Laptop HDD

I have an Acer Aspire 3500WLMi laptop. It currently has a 40gb hard drive which I would like to upgrade. Could someone talk me through the process? I've listed my concerns/queries: Can I buy and ...
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Should I use a SATA to USB adapter for my Dell 2350 upgrade?

I have a Dell 2350 I am upgrading. I want a 1TB or greater HD, but of course this Dell only uses IDE HDs. I have found an option of using an SATA to USB adapter. Has anyone done this before and if so ...
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1answer
449 views

Upgrade Dell laptop hard disk

I have a Dell laptop and I'm looking to upgrade to a bigger hard disk. Please can you explain to me how to identify which types of disk are compatible? I'm totally lost in a sea of variants of ...
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New HD for Sony Vaio

I'm looking to keep my old Sony Vaio, but add more RAM and a new HD. I've got the RAM taken care of, but I was wondering if anyone knew the limitations for the HD. The machine is a VGN-SZ1HP/B. I'm ...
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1answer
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upgrading hard drive on toshiba satellite 5200

I have this beautiful & old laptop and would like to replace hard drive. I've purchased samsung 120GB hard drive and exchange hard drives. When I turn on computer my laptop doesn't recognize hard ...
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What kind of hard drive can I upgrade my laptop with?

Laptop: Dell Inspiron B130 Current HD: Toshiba 60GB ATA-6 I would like to upgrade to a hard drive with a lot more space; at least 120GBs. What kinds are compatible with my laptop? Is there a maximum ...
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Silent hard drive upgrade for late 2008 macbook

I want to upgrade my macbook hard drive to a bigger one. I have a Samsung HM320JI with 320 GB but it's too noisy. The original hitachi is much more silent. Can you recommend a silent hard drive to ...
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Installing Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade Is it possible to install the much cheaper Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk? What information will I need? 1) Will ...
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Do I get any performance boost with an IDE to SATA adapter?

I picked up a barebones PC kit the other day so that I could get a speed boost and still use my old hard drives/DVD drives, etc. I currently have two IDE drives and unfortunately the new motherboard ...
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Upgrade to SSD drive

I would like to upgrade my laptop's (Dell M70) hard drive to an SSD, such as the Intel X25-M MLC SSD or a Dell 128 GB Serial ATA SSD. Do SSDs require any special hardware to work properly, or is ...