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Based on the model number of HTS543232L9A300 on that label the drive is a Hitachi Travelstar 320GB 5400 RPM SATA 2.5" laptop hard drive. But that is definitely not a standard SATA connector; I bet that thing connected to it is some kind of laptop connector interposer/bridge. I would see if you can pull that off because I am pretty confident that beneath it ...


I had a laptop that used this type of drive too. There was a little plastic piece that turned it into a standard SATA connector. You might find one by googling HP dv9000 hdd caddy parts. the official HP part number should be: 434106-001. Look at these images from an Amazon post. The little plastic rectangle piece is the one you're looking for.


Almost certainly the problem is that your BIOS does not support disc drives above 2TB. WD's web-site should have a patch to extend the supported disc size. Note that there may be compatibility problems if you ever move the drive to another machine which already supports the larger drives.


All the SATA's are compatible with each other, they just wont run at the full speed so if you put a sata3 drive in a sata2 port it will only run at 3gb/s instead of 6gb/s. I have that same laptop as well and i have put an ssd in it although its not the Samsung but a Corsair Neutron GTX (was on sale at the time) Samsung support have not misinformed you, its ...


Use the small utility HotSwap!. It puts an icon in your System Tray much like the Eject Removable Media icon and works the same way. When you eject a hot-swap disk, HotSwap! instruct Windows to prepare the disk for safe removal. If the disk is still in use or otherwise isn't ready for removal, HotSwap! will alert you. You can also run HotSwap! from the ...


According to the unmissable comment from jay in the comments, I guess the answer is to set the jumpers correctly on the IDE drive. "Cable select" should just work, but if it doesn't try to set it to "Master" instead. If it still doesn't work, you may want to take a good look at the partitions on the drive using GParted or another partition tool to see if ...

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