Maximum size for hard drive on HP Pavilion dv1000

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Pavilion, Aug 20, 2007.

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    Pavilion Guest

    does anybody know how big could be the internal hard disk on a on HP
    Pavilion dv1000?
    The users manual says 100 Gb at 4.200 rpm, ATA 100 hard disks.
    When I asked about a 120 Gb hard drive, HP support says that "...you
    can try..., but, if the drive is recognized, probably you won't be
    able to use the whole disk".
    I understand that there is a problem with the BIOS to do such hard
    disk upgrade.
    Thank you.
    Pavilion, Aug 20, 2007
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    Paul Guest

    Pavilion wrote:
    > does anybody know how big could be the internal hard disk on a on HP
    > Pavilion dv1000?
    > The users manual says 100 Gb at 4.200 rpm, ATA 100 hard disks.
    > When I asked about a 120 Gb hard drive, HP support says that "...you
    > can try..., but, if the drive is recognized, probably you won't be
    > able to use the whole disk".
    > I understand that there is a problem with the BIOS to do such hard
    > disk upgrade.
    > Thank you.
    >


    The mechanism for big drive support on IDE ribbon cables is described here.

    http://www.t10.org/t13/technical/e00101r6.pdf

    The breakpoint is 137,438,953,472 bytes. A disk manufacturer would call that
    137.4GB .

    Your 120GB drive is below that limit, so should work.

    Paul
    Paul, Aug 20, 2007
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