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03-05-2009 01:58 AM
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03-05-2009 09:37 AM
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03-06-2009 04:26 PM
I just want to let everyone know I figured out how to make this work. NO THANKS TO HP CUSTOMER SUPPORT TIER1, TIER2, or CHAT. They all told me that this was a Motherboard issue and that the BIOS and software was not the problem. They stated that this DV9000 series Motherboard only can support a total of 200gb total drive space. That is 100gb in drive bay 1 and 100gb in drive bay2, or 120gb in bay1 and 80gb in bay 2. I found this hard to believe. But they even sent me the manual and showed me on page 123 that is all that is supported. They suggest buying a new computer or use external drive.
HERE IS THE SOLUTION> I purchased Acronis True Image 2009. I then remembered that a friend had stated that I would have to have the larger drive in drive bay 1 and the same size or smaller drive in drive bay 2. So I took the original 100gb drive out of drive bay 1 and installed in bay 2. I then installed a new 320gb Western Digital drive in bay1. I rebooted the computer using the Acronis boot disk I had made. I then used Acronis to make a Clone disk image of my original 100gb drive with OS to the new 320gb drive in bay 1. After the clone was complete I took out boot disk and restatred windows and wow it worked fine. I now have primary 320gb drive with complete image in drive1 and old 100gb in drive 2. That is a total of 420gb on the Motherboard that supposedly does not support it. I then decided to try this again so I removed the original 100gb drive and then moved the bootable 320gb clone to drive bay 2. I then installed a new 500gb Seagate Maximus drive into dirve bay 1. I then booted with the Acronis boot idisk and Cloned the 320gb disk in drive bay 2 to the new 500gb drive in bay 1. I reboot after taking out Acronis boot disk and again I am now in windows with a 500gb primary drive with OS and all programs as well as 320gb drive in bay 2. Both show up in My computer as well as in Manage and Disk Management. I then reformat the 320gb drive to make more storage room. You can do the same or set it up as raid drive. I hope this helps eveyone, because now I have 820gb of Hard disk space internally despite all the wrong info I received from HP. I wil gladly help anyone through the steps if needed. Thanks for all the support out there!!!
03-08-2009 03:16 AM
next days i will try to upgrade my dv9000/dv9276ea.
I think w/o your help i never would´ve tried to plug in the new, bigger HDD in der first slot - instead of using it as storage upgrade in the 2nd slot...
05-08-2009 09:56 AM
I too have a dv9009nr which came with two 80 gb hard drives installed and would like to upgrade to at least 320 gb on one of them. I have been told by some "techies" that the dv 9000 will not accept anything bigger than 250 gb. Seems each has go his or her own size capacity, huh? Anyway, I will try to follow your advice and start with the 320 gb in bay #1 and use Norton Ghost to place an image on it before commencing operation. Do you know if there is any issue with going to a 7200 rpm drive vs. the standard 5400 rpm? Which did you use? Also do you find much difference between the Seagate and your WD drive? Thanks for your input and keep on truckin'...Thanks!
05-08-2009 10:11 AM