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07-10-2008 07:04 PM
Just wanted to post an update..
I purchased a Hitachi 160GB 5400rpm IDE/PATA drive model number HTS541680J9AT00 from Newegg (at a very good price).
It installed and physically works great except that I did get the 2010 "hard drive not supported" error on system post. You can change an option in the BIOS to only display the error for two seconds and then continue, however it still produces a very loud beep noise and is very annoying (there is no way to mute it).
I found a new version of the IBM drive firmware here
The interesting thing is that page shows that version 5.1 was put up on 3/07/08, however when I searched in May the newest version I could find was 5.0 dated from January. Don't know when this new version snuck onto the site?
Anyway, I could not use the firmware's installer because it told me there was no firmware update available for my drive. However I followed some instructions I found on another forum (specifically this post here) to manually flash the new firmware and it worked fine. I am using the drive now without any issues and I no longer receive the error on system post.
Good luck to anyone to wants to do the same.
07-11-2008 06:40 AM
Hmmm.... any idea if the Hitachi 160GB 7200rpm drive (HDS721616PLAT80) will work too? It's cheaper and faster than the 5400rpm drive.
Any suggestions would be really helpful... i have a t43 in need of a larger hdd. Thanks!
07-11-2008 09:07 AM
dragonfire, welcome to the forum!
The drive you linked your post to is not a laptop, but a desktop drive....
Hard drives in 7200rpm PATA/IDE form are next to non-existant....it seems that all the manufacturers have dropped them.
You might just have to go with a large 5400rpm drive...
Hope this helps.