Upgrading Toshiba Tecra S1 hard disk
Posted on 2004-10-16
I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 notebook fitted with a 40G hard disk, partitioned into two equal drives. Drive C runs XP Pro. I want to upgrade the hard disk by replacing the existing Toshiba unit with a Hitachi Travelstar 5K80G. I can install the 5K80G in the S1’s caddy and on booting it is recognised by the bios and I can install a new version of XP Pro from the bootable CD, so the hardware seems to be OK. But when I try to clone my old disk to the new one using Ghost 9, on booting I invariably get a read error message and system halt within the first second or so.
I have tried producing an image to an external USB drive and then restoring it to the (subsequently fitted) 5K80G; hooking up the Toshiba and Hitachi drives to the IDE port on my desktop with 2.5” to 3.5” adaptors, then running Ghost’s disk copy; and various combinations of imaging and restoring to the unformatted disk, and to the disk partitioned but the result is the same in each case.
I am beginning to suspect that the original drive must contain some hard coded information that Ghost isn’t picking-up.
Some advice would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.