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11-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Any ideas why a Sahara Laptop wont pick up a new Seagate Momentus 5400.3 80gb IDE HDD?
11-09-2008, 03:06 PM
Ok - so far I've figured out that the 80gb might be too much for the hardware. Any workarounds?
11-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Could be a limitation on the mboard... If you can limit the drive like you can with older IDE HDD's, it can solve the problem... What year is the Notebook...? Personally, I would discard the Sahara Notebook and look for something better... I don't mean it in a bad way, but with the experience I had with Sahara units, its what I would have done...
11-09-2008, 03:26 PM
Its more than a couple years old. I'm going to try and find a bios update and see if that helps.
11-09-2008, 03:43 PM
It would need to be a really old Notebook PI/PII for this problem. You can try and cap the drive to 32GB using the jumpers.
11-09-2008, 03:49 PM
It would need to be a really old Notebook PI/PII for this problem. You can try and cap the drive to 32GB using the jumpers.Thanks but that doesnt seem to be an option for this - its a laptop drive.