11-26-2009 11:30 AM
11-26-2009 12:05 PM
The motherboard on SR1913WM only Supports SATA 1.5 Gb/s. But the 500GB Western Digital hard drive is 3 Gb/s. That might be the problem due to which you are experiencing problems using the drive eventhough it is correctly recognized in BIOS.
I would suggest you try updating the BIOS and then try using this hard drive. BIOS update link:
However if the issue persists after BIOS update too, I would suggest you look for any higher capacity hard drives which run at 1.5Gb/s.
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12-11-2009 03:11 PM
thanks for the input, but i just looked my my computers specs on hp's website (sr1913wm) and it says the drive is 3 gb/s????? When the new drive is hooked up it is recognized on bios...but i can't load the os from my recovery discs......which i was told by three "computer techs" that it can be done????? help....i want to use this new drive for the added storage?
12-11-2009 04:41 PM
I see more problems reported with 500 gb hdd in general and Western Digital in particular. I also recently saw an article at HP (that I can't find now) about machines with Nvidia 6150 Chipset having issues with WD 500gb hdd.
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