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2nd harddisk for dv7-3020



 
 
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Old January 6th 10, 05:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Alan Whimp[_3_]
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Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!

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Old January 6th 10, 09:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!


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Old January 6th 10, 09:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Posts: 8,428
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!


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Old January 6th 10, 10:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Alan Whimp[_3_]
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Posts: 5
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!


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Old January 6th 10, 10:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Alan Whimp[_3_]
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Posts: 5
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!


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Old January 6th 10, 10:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Posts: 8,428
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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?

--
Best of Luck,

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

"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!!!!!



  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 10:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Posts: 8,428
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020


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?

--
Best of Luck,

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

"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!!!!!



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Old January 6th 10, 12:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
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Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!




  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 6th 10, 12:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
DL[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 687
Default 2nd harddisk for dv7-3020

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!!!!!




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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!!!!!





 




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