Oct 12, Posts: The power draw issue is usually only seen in older laptops IME, P3 level. Oct 7, Posts: Power draw amperage would be one concern, as would heat. Tue Jun 16, 3:

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The Hitachi Travelstar 5K If it is a problem and you can’t get the utility, you may have to purchase a new copy of Windows. The client keeps his files on an external hard drive, therefore I was thinking of this: Unfortunately, I don’t know if the utility is available to the general public.

This was helpful 0. Power draw amperage would be one concern, as would heat. Originally posted by continuum: CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the ssata personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Dec 30, Posts: The new hard drive is a SATA 3. HP Pavilion dv series Hard Drive upgrade compatibility 7 posts. Advertisements or commercial links.


I am upgrading to try to increase the speed of the computer. I think Samsung’s was also Tue Jun 16, 9: You are posting a reply to: It dosn’t have to be big mind you.

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This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Los Angeles, CA Registered: Jul 1, Posts: My question is the hard drive interface capable of supporting SATA 3?

Well, the DV series units are flextastic piles of junk, even for an HP. No longer on the current models thankfully! Stick with RPM. Thu Jun 18, 2: First of all I’m not sataa this is in the correct forum since it could be a question of what is supported by the motherboard or as a mobile computing question.

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I don’t know if it will be an issue in your case, but it’s possible. Would it be safe to install dv6050 drive larger than gigs?

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I’m glad to hear what is effectively the second generation or 1. Thanks, this confirms my better sense.

If the utility isn’t run, the restore disks may not recognize the hard drive and refuse to allow Windows to activate. The drive however should work fine.

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