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Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000?

Q: Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000?

Hi i am hard capacity drive for Pavilion Max zd7000? trying to mend a friends laptop the HD has packed in and i need to replace it The laptop is a HP Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? Pavilion zd the hd is a toshiba gig lol and i am just wondering what the max hd is i Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? can put in it I have seen these below but am unsure if it would be ok to install i have no knowledge of laptop requirements like PSU demands etc so i need your help in getting the biggest HD affordable for this unit Here s the one s i have looked at based on dimentions http www ebuyer com product http www ebuyer com product The original one is a Toshiba MK GAX and i think looking on the net its an IDE its mm depth the first one above is mm and the other mm so unsure if the first would fit being mm thinner Hope you can point me in the right direction Kindest regards Lee nbsp

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A: Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000?

Ayup Lee....again

Looks like you can go with any 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, or 120GB (Non SATA) Hard drive. That HD in your first link is a 9.5mm....The 9.4 is probably a typo.

Here's the website i looked up

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/max-hard-drive-capacity-for-pavilion-zd7000.166488/
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A:hard drive capacity

Welcome to TechSpot!

Is this a WD drive? Did you run the CD that came with your new HD? Did you check your BIOS and make sure it can handle 250GB drives. If it can't , then you need to run FDISK or some sort of partition software to split the drive into two. So you would start off with 250 split into 125MB D:\, 125MB E:\.

Or you just do the samething using Windows XP Pro Computer Management.
Click on start
click on run
type: compmgmt.msc
scroll down to storage
click on disk management

On your right panel you should see your new HD listed.
Right click on the white shaded with black slanted lines for your drive listed
you should see format

Click on format..
Select a name for your drive (volume)
Example: DATA, SYSTEM an etc..
I would leave the rest to for Windows to setup...
 

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xp with no service packs will give you that

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A:Hard Drive capacity question.

Likely someone partitioned it.
Anything useful on there, or is it blank?
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A:Loss hard drive capacity

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It's a fun little game they have been playing for years.

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Hi, What is your Envy laptop ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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A:Hard Drive Capacity problem

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A:Hard Drive Capacity Issue

Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.

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A:Hard Drive Capacity Problem - Help!

Look for 48-bit LBA support. This option is hidden somewhere since XP-SP1, a Google should help you further.
 

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A:Spare Hard Drive / Capacity a Mystery

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A:External Hard Drive reduced max capacity

Where are you reading that 150 GB figure? A command prompt? Window Explorer? Diskpart? Other?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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A:Hard drive full capacity not recognized

Welcome Jaunty!

I would recommend doing a Google search for 137gb limit. I have found one page that looks promising, 137GB limit on 200GB disk?, but there are loads of them out there!

Good luck!

~JK

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A:Hard drive doesn't have full capacity

Geez mums are handy, and i'm just lucky my mums a computer wiz, all i needed to do was get into disk management and delete the partitions and then format the drive!!!

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A:Hard drive full capacity not recognized

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A:Hard Drive only shows 128GB Capacity...Help!

right click "my computer"............ manage...........disk management ........hows it look?
 

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A:New Technology Boosts Hard Drive Capacity

When they can get a Flash drive to 100 GB that would truly be a feat.
 

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Does your BIOS and OS support large partitions?
 

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A:New laptop - faster hard drive or more capacity?

Hello there Pinmac.

I'd get the 1tb5400rpm one. I currently have two HDDs on my desktop PC, a "Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"" & a "Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"" and I don't really notice a very big difference between those two. The slowness is in a very small amount, you can't even notice the difference really.

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A:{RESOLVED} New hard drive partitions to less than full capacity

In order to properly support an 8.4 GB or larger IDE drive, your
system's BIOS must be capable of supporting INT13 Extensions. At
this writing, only a few BIOS's on some (but not all) new systems
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Check Samsung for utility to help or you will need a bios upgrade.

go here for bios upgrade
http://www.tyan.com/support/html/bios_support.html

[This message has been edited by brianF (edited 02-13-2000).]
 

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A:SATA hard drive full capacity recognition

"Have had full capacity recognition"? What exactly fails to see the drive size correctly? The BIOS or the OS? What operating system are you using? Do you have 48-bit LBA enabled?
 

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what do you see listed for it in disk management,any unallocated space

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A:Problem recognising full capacity of new hard drive

The ATA Interface Limit (128 GiB / 137 GB) Barrier

In order to avoid previous disk barriers and limitations, other than those imposed by the operating systems themselves, today's hard drives no longer rely upon discrete geometry (specific cylinder, head and sector numbers) and instead use logical block addressing and a sector number. Unfortunately, even when we move away from bit addressing in favor of head and sector numbers, we still reach the limit of our ability to address all of the bits when taken together. Let's take a look at the ATA interface. There are 28 bits used for the sector number interface with the operating system, BIOS and the hard disk. This means a hard disk can have a maximum of 2^28 or 268,435,456 sectors of 512 bytes, placing the ATA interface maximum at 128 GiB or approximately 137.4 GB.

As little as one or two years ago, no one thought there would be hard drives exceeding 137.4 GB. However, as many of you have seen, hard drive capacity surpassed this mark when Maxtor released their DiamondMax Plus 540X at 160 GB on October 29, 2001. Of course, Maxtor's release of a drive at 160 GB caught many techno-geeks off guard. How could they possibly make these huge drives work? Maxtor considered the 137 GB barrier well before releasing the drive as part of an entirely new initiative to take storage capacities into the petabyte region. To conquer the 137GB barrier, when Maxtor released their new drive, they made a new Ultra ATA/133 PCI adapter card available as part of the package. Believe it or not, for a limited period, the add-in card was "free". The adapter itself, however, was Maxtor's method of bringing these new drives to market and in the process temporarily solving the barrier problem without requiring users to purchase new computers to handle the new technology.

Significant changes have occurred to the ATA interface between the hard disk and the rest of the computer system in less than a year, and more are in the making. One entity charged with the responsibility of developing the new standards for this interface (and its changes) is Technical Committee T13. It is responsible for the coordination and development of all interface standards relating to the popular AT Attachment (ATA) storage interface utilized on most personal and mobile computers today. A few years ago a number of different proposals to expand ATA addressing from 28 bits to either 48 or 64 bits were made, and over those few years the committee examined each very closely. Either of these technology changes would permit huge drive sizes. The first to surface, however, was 48 bit addressing and delivered in the form of a hard drive at 160 GB by Maxtor. Using 48-bits like Maxtor takes drive sizes 100,000 times higher than current limits. This is most definitely a signal of what lies ahead!

Solution:

Due to BIOS limitations as well as those unique to Windows®, partitioning and formatting drives larger than 137 Gigabytes without proper driver or controller support will result in data loss when storing data to the drive beyond the 137 GB Barrier.

In order for you system to recognize more than 137 GB you will need to utilize one of the following recommended solutions:

If you have a motherboard that has a Intel chipset (810, 810E, 810E2, 815, 815, 815E, 815EP, 815P, 820, 820E, 830M, 830MP, 830MG, 840, 845, 850, or 860) please visit Intel's web site and download the Intel Application Accelerator. Intel's Application Accelerator supports the full capacity of drives larger than 137 GB.
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If you do not follow either of the above steps, and you attempt to use a drive that exceeds 137 ... Read more

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A:Buying a high capacity hard drive...what is good

  
Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy


I have not looked at 2 tb hard drives much due to all the stories of them failing.


Don't listen to the person who told you this anymore. A drive's size doesn't have any effect on it's failure rate.

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A:mobo is not reconising my full hard drive capacity...?

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A:Large SATA hard drive not reading it's capacity!

No the difference you see btween what the Manufacturer states is the capacity of the drive and what you actually will is because of a math difference. Advertising uses the decimal system. 1 kilobyte under that system equals 1000 bytes but the real equation is 1 kilobyte equals 1024 bytes If you carry this into the Gigabyte range you will see a much larger difference. So your 597 GBs is the correct size of the drive. Both numbers are correct though given the sense that they are used. 640Gbs is the correct number using the decimal system and approximately 597GBs is the actual size that will be read by your computer and operating system. It is confusing and sometimes misleading to start with. THere are on IDE Drives jumpers that will limit the size useable on a drive. This is because of an old limit that was imposed by system bios's.

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A:system image recovery to a higher capacity hard drive

This is normal. You need to extend the partition to the right using Disk Management. Right click the partition in Disk Management and select Extend.
 
Edit: Fixed link.

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Open start menu and type in disk management, hit ok.

Please post a screenshot of it.
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A:Aspire 5755G-9417 largest hard drive capacity

For a legacy bios system such as yours, you should be OK with up to a 2TB MBR partitioned disk. You can go beyond 2TB with a GUID partitioned disk but cannot boot from it. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653580(v=vs.85).aspx Jack E/NJ













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A:Replacement hard drive showing wrong capacity in File Explorer

This is normal after a cloning. The partition needs to be expanded. If you look in disk management is there a partition after your Windows C: partition? If there is then you will need to use a third party partition manager to first move the partition after C: and then expand C:. 
 
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A:Can I add a hard drive to a HP Pavilion x2 10-n100na?

@Huffer?I notice that the manual states that this is for select models only, but unfortunately there is not any information as to which ones they are. I would have to  disagree with you and say no. You can't add a hard drive unless your x2 is one of the special types.   You will notice in the manual that even the keyboard, cover and bas enclosure are different. Take a really close look at the manual. 

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A:Re: install a second hard drive on pavilion 550-126

MBR or NTFS partitions are limited to 2 TB (without using dynamic disks and volume sets). If you are installing a hard drive that is 2 TB or greater, HP recommends formatting the drive using GPT partitions.

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A:install a second hard drive on pavilion 550-126

Hi @wreavesjr! You can install another HDD in the PC since there's a free SATA port.As for the power cable, if your has multiple SATA connectors you can use it to plug the secondary HDD to the system as well. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Cheers!

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A:HP Pavilion hard drive replaced

Is the disc drive set first in the boot order in the BIOS so it can boot from the disc?

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A:New hard drive for Pavilion 4535

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A:HP Pavilion dv1000 hard drive upgrade - how to?

simple. clone the current contents of your drive to your new hd - use a usb to ide adapter. use a clone tool like acronos. Some new drives have kits.

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A:HP Pavilion 17t Hard Drive Short DST failed

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A:HP PAVILION G6: IS MY HARD DRIVE NOT WORKING ANYMORE??

GamingPro334 Most likely, yes, it has failed -- since the test indicates that and you can not boot from it. If you want to be sure, you could do the following:1) Remove the drive from this PC2) Connect the drive to another PC using a USB-to-HDD adapter cable3) Download and install a partitioning tool:  Free Partition Manager Software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard4) Use the option in the tool to Check the drive -- it should fail. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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