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2nd harddisk for dv7-3020



 
 
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Old January 6th 10, 04:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Thomas Wendell[_2_]
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Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete operating
system failure. Access to this should be described in your system
documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit into
the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the lead to
connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not connect
directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does have a
small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!





  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Dominic Payer[_2_]
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Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

If so, the special cable would either be supplied with the machine or
available only from HP.



On 06/01/2010 17:29, Thomas Wendell wrote:
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Dominic Payer[_2_]
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Posts: 283
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

If so, the special cable would either be supplied with the machine or
available only from HP.



On 06/01/2010 17:29, Thomas Wendell wrote:
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
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Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

but not for the model stated

"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!







  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

but not for the model stated

"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!







  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

To clarify that link;
"
This user guide describes features that are

common to most models. Some features

may not be available on your computer."



"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!







  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

To clarify that link;
"
This user guide describes features that are

common to most models. Some features

may not be available on your computer."



"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!







  #18 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 07:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious[_6_]
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Posts: 193
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

The manual linked to only descibes how to replace a HDD in the second slot
it does not describe how to add a second drive if your computer model
configuration only came with one HDD.

"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!





  #19 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 07:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious[_6_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 193
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

The manual linked to only descibes how to replace a HDD in the second slot
it does not describe how to add a second drive if your computer model
configuration only came with one HDD.

"Thomas Wendell" wrote in message
...
According to this manual, there IS a second HD bay
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859261.pdf


--
Thomas Wendell
Helsinki, Finland
Translations to/from FI not always accurate



"DL" kirjoitti
...
That model does not have provision for a second internal drive
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=4034195
You are seeing two partitions on a single drive and not 2 drives

In order to connect a second drive you need a drive enclosure which uses
either usb or eSata to connect to your laptop external ports

Where a laptop has provision for a second internal drive there are no
cables / connectors required the drive simply connects directly to the
internal connection all ready inplace

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
rick it as got another slot for another harddisk i just need the cable
but i dunno where i acn buy the cable from

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
Hi,

Your laptop has both eSata and USB connections, but no additional drive
slots, it only accepts external drives. Your choices are to either
purchase a USB-based hard drive enclosure or use an eSata drive w/cable
such as the ones he
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&name=eSATA.

The proper terms for your installed drive, to avoid confusion when you
are describing it to others, is that it is a single physical drive
partitioned into two volumes. This is common with most manufacturers,
one is a recovery volume for use only when you have a complete
operating system failure. Access to this should be described in your
system documentation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Whimp" wrote in message
...
I bought an HP Pavilion DV7-3020sa a week ago which has 2 HDD areas but
only 1 HDD fitted.
I have bought an identical HDD to the one already installed to fit
into the 2nd drive slot but cannot find anywhere where I can buy the
lead to connect it to the mainboard.
Having now tried over 15 companies, including HP, I am becoming
frustrated.
Does anyone know where the lead can be purchased?
It is a SATA socket on one end and a very very small plug on the other
and is only around one inch long. (Please note that it does not
connect directly to the mainboard in the usual clip-in method, it does
have a small cable!)

PLEASE HELP!!!!!





  #20 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 11:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Richard G. Harper
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Posts: 119
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020


He probably is. I have a DV7 also and it does indeed have two drive bays.
Bay 1 is populated with the system hard drive, bay 2 has no drive but does
have both space for a drive and a motherboard-mounted connector for a small
combo power/SATA cable that appears to be HP specific.

"Rick Rogers" wrote in message
...
eSata cables:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ds=esata+cable

Laptops don't generally have additional slots for hard drives, only
provisions for connecting external ones, are you certain you are looking
at the right thing?



 




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