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Default Install larger HD in mini 1012 - 01-01-2012, 06:24 PM

Hi, I want to install a larger hard drive in my mini 1012.

Do I need a 2.5" SATA drive?

Also, to re-install the windows 7 starter on the new drive do I create restore discs from my current install?

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Default 01-02-2012, 05:54 PM

somebody else could probably second that cause I don't have a mini 1012 at hand but yes, 2,5" SATA should do the trick.

I think it s SATA2 but any will do cause they re all compatible, no improvement should be seen with a SATA3 though but if you want to use it in a newer computer later, it should be more up to date.

concerning the transfer of win 7, if you re happy with your current installation, just make a copy of the entire disk on the new one.
if you want to reinstall, you need an installation DVD (with a usb drive) or usb stick with the installation data.

I transfered mine by cloning the disk with acronis (which is not free) but then you need a desktop to plug in the 2 hard drives.I m sure you can find something similar to acronis on google for free.

hope it helps
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Default 01-02-2012, 07:16 PM

Thanks, I have cloned drives before to avoid a re-install, probably go that route.


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Default 02-02-2012, 05:11 AM

my seagate momentus 5400 crapped out so m in need of an upgrade. my question is, is this unit able to reap the benefits of a wd black vs the blue and what about this advanced format tech, is that a factor
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Default 03-20-2012, 12:49 AM

I hv windows 7 ultimate 64bit, but i have a resolution problem, and i am adviced to install the disply driver model WDDM, can anybody help me with this problem, please advice.
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Cool 03-28-2012, 02:46 PM

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my seagate momentus 5400 crapped out so m in need of an upgrade. my question is, is this unit able to reap the benefits of a wd black vs the blue and what about this advanced format tech, is that a factor
Yes the Scorpio Black will work as well, actually I have the 750gb Scorpio Blue drive right now which is 5400rpm and in the near future I plan on swapping it out with the 750gb Scorpio Black 7200rpm drive....


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