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32Gb HDD limitation on Compaq Armada M700 series notebooks



 
 
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Old January 11th 05, 03:35 PM
Chris Berry
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Default 32Gb HDD limitation on Compaq Armada M700 series notebooks

Hey folks,
I was looking for information on this aparent bios limitation for that
series of notebook and found none... so...
I just bought a 7k60 HGST 60Gb drive and am happy to report that there were
no problems whatsoever with the bios or W2k recognising the drive and drive
capacity.
Install went smoothly and I can recommend the upgrade if anyone wants to
inject a new lease of life into their M700.
I spent ages trying to get through to someone at HP support who could tell
me if the bloody drive would work and... nobody knew - or even knew who to
ask.
The nice thing is that I've also found aftermarket batteries for the M700
that give me 5:30 hours and seem to beat the originals hands down...
Someone might find this useful.
cb

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Old January 11th 05, 05:10 PM
Quaoar
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Chris Berry wrote:
Hey folks,
I was looking for information on this aparent bios limitation for that
series of notebook and found none... so...
I just bought a 7k60 HGST 60Gb drive and am happy to report that
there were no problems whatsoever with the bios or W2k recognising
the drive and drive capacity.
Install went smoothly and I can recommend the upgrade if anyone wants
to inject a new lease of life into their M700.
I spent ages trying to get through to someone at HP support who could
tell me if the bloody drive would work and... nobody knew - or even
knew who to ask.
The nice thing is that I've also found aftermarket batteries for the
M700 that give me 5:30 hours and seem to beat the originals hands
down... Someone might find this useful.
cb


More useful to have a link to the battery vendor you found.

Q


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Old January 11th 05, 05:27 PM
Chris Berry
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"Quaoar" wrote in message
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Chris Berry wrote:
Hey folks,
I was looking for information on this aparent bios limitation for that
series of notebook and found none... so...
I just bought a 7k60 HGST 60Gb drive and am happy to report that
there were no problems whatsoever with the bios or W2k recognising
the drive and drive capacity.
Install went smoothly and I can recommend the upgrade if anyone wants
to inject a new lease of life into their M700.
I spent ages trying to get through to someone at HP support who could
tell me if the bloody drive would work and... nobody knew - or even
knew who to ask.
The nice thing is that I've also found aftermarket batteries for the
M700 that give me 5:30 hours and seem to beat the originals hands
down... Someone might find this useful.
cb


More useful to have a link to the battery vendor you found.

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...sPageName=WDVW
not so useful as it disappears after a few weeks...
He has a store at www.oege-energy.de but these replacements are available
quite widely.
cb


 




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