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08-13-2007, 10:31 PM
Just wondered if somebody could tell me what is the largest capacity hard drive that will fit in the TC1100 ?
I have a 100 GB in at the moment but was thinking of trying to upgrade to a 250GB is this possible ?
08-14-2007, 05:12 PM
Dr: The largest hard drive in the 1.8" format that I am aware of is 120GB... By Samsung, I believe. Because it was only recently introduced, I don't know if it is yet available on the retail market.
Have you considered an external drive? The 2.5" enclosures are about the size of a 3x5 card...
08-14-2007, 05:20 PM
The TC1100 uses a 2.5" drive, not 1.8", and drives larger than 120GB are available in that format, but there have been reports that the TC1100 only recognizes 120GB (maybe 130GB) of the larger drives, and ignores the rest of the drive. So putting in anything larger than 120GB will be somewhat useless.
08-15-2007, 02:44 AM
Thanks for the info I have just been given a qoute for a Fujitsu 300GB 2.5" drive so I may just buy one and try it. Just thought does the tc1100 take SATA drives ?
08-15-2007, 03:10 AM
You will only be able to take advantage of the 300GB if you put it in an external enclosure. If you make it an internal drive, the TC1100 will only see 120GB of the drive.
And no, the TC1100 does not use SATA, just parallel.
08-15-2007, 06:04 AM
<<...The TC1100 uses a 2.5" drive, not 1.8"...>>
f: You are, of course, correct. For some reason, I was thinking about Motion LE1600's, not TC1100. My bad!
In the 2.5" size, I guess the largest drives are 300 GB, as noted above. I'm one of the folks that have mentioned that theorectically, there are various limits that may prevent you from utilizing more than about 137.4 GB of HD space, but there are numerous qualifications, so YMMV. In particular, some OEM's provide patches to correct or work around some limitations.
There's a good information article about this that I'll try to paste in here later today.
However, again, I'd like to raise the issue of whether your purposes might not better be served by an external drive. When you start storing > 60GB on a mobile platform, I think it makes sense to take a fresh look at what you're trying to achieve.
f: Again, nice catch! Thanks for putting things back on track!
08-16-2007, 03:37 AM
Thanks for the info I will stick with the 100GB that is in there for now
Could you help with Drivers as the HP web site seems hopeless I have downgraded from Vista to XP due to VPN issues and need to re-install all the drivers.
The HP website told me it was an Intel video driver when infact it turns out to be an Nvidia GeForce4 420 Go 320M and then i tried to install the listed hp audio driver and that failed.
Any help would be much appreciated.
08-16-2007, 08:05 AM
Dr: Do you not have the restore discs that should have come with your TC1100?
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