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T410 Ultra Bay For 2nd Hard Drive

Q: T410 Ultra Bay For 2nd Hard Drive

There are ultra bay adapters for the T410, as well as many other T-series laptops so you can install a 2nd hard drive in place of the CD or DVD drive. I have the adapter and drive but for some reason the computer doesn't recognize the drive in the bay. You can hear the drive attempt to power on and spin but after it boots there isn't any sign of the drive. Are there some steps I'm missing, something I need to change? I just updated to a 240GB SSD, so the 2nd drive is the OEM 250GB HDD it does still have the OS installed, which would be wiped if I could just get the drive to load so I could format it and use it as a storage drive. I'm running Windows 10 64bit.
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Hi: According to the quickspecs at the link below (page 13), your PC uses a 2.5" notebook hard drive. I highly recommend you get a SATA II hard drive and not a SATA III one because your PC may have drive controller issues if you install a SATA III hard drive as referenced in this document below. I have the dc7800 CMT and when I replaced the SATA II hard drive with a SATA III one, my PC had the 1st 2 symptoms listed in the support document.
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any help / or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. and hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend



A:..a few days after install of Maxtor Ultra SATA 160GB Hard Drive...

Hi and welcome. Clicking sounds and hard drives are always bad news.

You might download the drive diagnostics from Maxtor's website, if you didn't get a floppy or cdrom with the drive. Test the drive and see what error reports pop up.
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One, Use a title once.

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A:Can I put an Ultra ATA drive in a laptop

It is possible that you might be able to connect an ATA HDD to the buss where the CD/ DVD drive is connected. Whether that is SATA or PATA is anybody's guess.

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A:WD My Passport Ultra External Drive Corrupted

Hi grizzlylar,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Not a good news but then I have to call a spade a spade.

The answer is simple. If no Data recovery software is able to see your drive, no DIY data recovery is possible.

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Disk 2 is unkown, not initialized

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This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
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Quote: Originally Posted by CraziReaper

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A:Hard drive formatting instruction for brand new hard drive

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I installed a brand new hard drive in my hp pavilion ze4630 and even when booting from the the Win XP disk it does not see the new hard drive. I tried using a Win Me disk in an attempt format from dos but unit does not boot into dos. The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4025GAS and i did not find a driver on their site. What do i need to do to initialize a virgin hard drive ? Also tried installing as slave drive to my desktop and format with functioning Win XP but it also did not see the drive. Thanks for assistance with this matter.Click to expand...

Can you see the drive in the BIOS setup?
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