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Windows 7: maximum capacity of my laptop

03 Feb 2010   #1
suraj

window 7 ultimate
 
 
maximum capacity of my laptop

well i have hp pavillion dv6314tx..and it came with 160 gb harddisk...1 gb ram..and vista home premium...now i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate...
but now i m plannin to upgrade my harddrive to 360 gb or 500 gb and my ram to 4 gb...
but hp ppl r sayin that my laptop cant take more than 200 gb harddrive and 2 gb of ram...
then i installed 3 gb ram(2+1) ..and its detected and showin in my system..
can anyone help me and let me know that can i change my harddrive also..coz once i buy harddrive and install in my laptop..and even if it doesnt work..i wont be able to return it to the vendor...
so pls help..


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04 Feb 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Weird seems kinda unfeasible that their would be a limitation on how much capacity your hard drive can have. Have you tried contacting HP? I just read an atricale on a HP M8200n that switched betwen a 500gb and a 1.5 T. Seems it would be OK to me. Hopefully you'll get some HP members with a more definitive answers. Fabe
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04 Feb 2010   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

You should be fine. I found that most things that come out of a HP Tech's mouth is false. One Tech told me by installing Windows 7 RC, I voided my warranty.

Another before that said by installing Intel's graphic drivers (and not HP's version, which are generally outdated), I voided my warranty.

I would go ahead and purchase a new Hard drive, if it doesn't work then just return it.
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04 Feb 2010   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I changed a measily 100 GB 2.5 inch laptop HDD to a 500GB one -- no probs whatsoever - just slots straight in.

This was an OLD laptop running XP. Laptop around 6 years old too. Installed W7 on it - even though its only a 1GB laptop. Runs 100% fine.

The only criterion is can you easily access the HDD -- laptops by their nature don't always have a lot of space but most of them usually make the HDD acessible.

You might have to remove the DVD first -- usually fairly simple.

When removing the HDD be careful NOT to bend the pins. Use one of those small watch makers screwdrivers or a plastic knitting needle with the tip filed into a small screwdriver slot.

If the HDD is totally inacessible then have it done professionally.

Your "Techie" is giving you B/S if he says the laptop can't support a HDD bigger than 200 GB.

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Feb 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

The size in GB's won't be an issue, but the size of the drive itself might me. I tried to put a 300gb drive in my brothers laptop, but it was too tall so the cover wouldn't go back on. So you need to get a drive that matches the same dimensions as the one you're going to replace.
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04 Feb 2010   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there.
most of the HDD's for todays laptops are usually of a standard size (SATA) with a small set of connecting pins.

The older PATA ones have an IDE interface (special for older laptops) and are often thicker and longer.

A new laptop won't have ANY problem with the new HDD's provided you "can get at the old one" to remove it.

If it won't fit then you are REALLY unlucky -- remember these days people try and minimize component costs so these things really are HIGHLY STANDARDIZED.

There isn't normally "any cover" to put on either - the old disc slides out and just insert the new one.

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Feb 2010   #7
suraj

window 7 ultimate
 
 

thanx to all of u..well i will try to install a new harddrive and see that if it helps me...
well the harddrive which i m using now is perfectly in working condition..but just its 160 gb..and its full..
so i thought of upgrading it...
but yes vendors here will not take it back if its not working for my laptop...they can replace if iits faulty..but ont refund my money..
and yes how abt installing 4 gb ram..?? its already having 3 gb ram...i want to add more
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04 Feb 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there.
most of the HDD's for todays laptops are usually of a standard size (SATA) with a small set of connecting pins.
I've got a sata drive that won't fit my brothers H.P because of the height of the drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
There isn't normally "any cover" to put on either
My HD is accessed by removing the cover on the bottom of my laptop case, otherwise it would be exposed.
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04 Feb 2010   #9
madtownidiot

 

That machine will handle a maximum of 4GB ram and there are compatible HDDs up to 640 GB available for it.
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04 Feb 2010   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there.
most of the HDD's for todays laptops are usually of a standard size (SATA) with a small set of connecting pins.
I've got a sata drive that won't fit my brothers H.P because of the height of the drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
There isn't normally "any cover" to put on either
My HD is accessed by removing the cover on the bottom of my laptop case, otherwise it would be exposed.

Hi there
probably my English -- what I meant that the DISK itself probaly won't have any extra cover -- the laptop might have a special enclosure housing but not normally.

Here's a pic of a standard 2.5 inch Laptop disk which should fit most laptops.

Cheers
jimbo


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