W520 Replace DVD with another Hard Drive and IEEE 1394 spec for music recording

To increase the performance, I am taking the 160 GB SSD instead of the mechanical drive. Obviouslt, I need more space than this. I don't care about the DVD rom. It can't play blu ray anyway. Is it possible to replace the dvd drive with a hard drive? Where can I get a replaceable drive for this? What do I do with the DVD? Can I sell it back?
I need to do music recording with this. I was wondering about the IEEE 1394 spec; the latency etc. If I remember correctly the W510 IEEE1394 was very good, probably was manufactured by Texas Instruments. I could not find anything about it anywhere. Not even here: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf
Also, a bit worried about the sound card. How good is it? Did anyone use this laptop for music recording?

hey udvranto,
with regard to this, i would suggest contacting tech support via the number listed in the link below to check if it is possible to replace the dvd with your harddrive.
on the part of the soundcard, I believe it is good for music recording. Though this really depends on the software that you're going to use to record.
WW Social Media
Important Note: If you need help, post your question in the forum, and include your system type, model number and OS. Do not post your serial number.
Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!
Have you checked out the Community Knowledgebase yet?!
How to send a private message? --> Check out this article.

Similar Messages

  • I buy the new imac,late 2012 with a hard-drive 3TB and i want to change with another hard-drive 1TB....where i can buy?

    i buy the new imac,late 2012 with a hard-drive 3TB and i want to change with another hard-drive 1TB....where i can buy?

    It's also much more difficult to install third-party hard drives in current or recent Macs than it was. See:
    http://blog.macsales.com/10146-apple-further-restricts-upgrade-options-on-new-im acs
    The 2012 iMacs are also in essence glued together and very difficult to disassemble and reassemble. The bottom line is: don't try it.
    Why, if I may ask, would you want to remove the 3TB drive and replace it with a 1TB drive? What is it you hope to achieve even if it were possible?

  • I have an air with 64Gb hard drive and 2Gb RAM and would like to upgrade both the HD and RAM. WHat should I buy?

    I have an air with 64Gb hard drive and 2Gb RAM and would like to upgrade both the HD and RAM. WHat should I buy?

    TWTexas wrote:
    WHat should I buy?
    compensate or purchase a new Air
    Recommend a SUPERSLIM portable 1TB HD
    RAM cant be upgraded, as The Fox-man has already said.

  • How do you save your DVD to your Hard Drive, and then convert to iPod?

    Hello everyone, I was wondering how you save your DVD to your hard drive and then convert it to the iPod Video.
    Please respond.
    I know that it's been discussed all the time, but none of the posts are useful for me.

    The best option is to pull the card out and plug to your computer UNLESS your computer does not have a card reader. If your computer did not have a card reader, you need to map the cardreader on your printer to your network using the following method:
    **Click the KUDOS thumb up on the left to say 'Thanks'**
    Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.

  • What is the Best way to set up Photoshop on a new PC with multiple Hard drives and SSD?

    Hi hope someone can help.
    I am considering buying a new PC (see below).  We want to run both Photoshop and Lightroom on the PC. We will also be using it as a Media centre – that’s why I have two big hard drives.
    I would like to know the best way to install both Photoshop and Lightroom on the storage devices. As you can see I will have two 3TB hard drives and one 250G SSD card.
    For Photoshop I have read that it can be advantages to have the program on one drive the photos on another drive and the “scratch file’ on a third drive. It was even suggested that the PCs Operating system could be on a different drive than the program. Is this correct and if
    so what is best to go on the SSD card? I will be partitioning the Hard Drives and I could even partition the SSD drive if that could help.  In this case what size partitions are recommended?
    If you can see a component below that you think would be an issue with running Photoshop and Lightroom, could you also let me know what you would recommend?
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 CPU. LGA1150
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M Micro-ATX Motherboard LGA1150
    RAM: TWO (2) x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Desktop Memory
    HDD: TWO (2) x Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Graphics card: Leadtek nVidia Quadro K2200 4GB Graphic Card
    Optical drive: LG Blu-Ray Combo Drive. BH16NS40
    Power supply unit: Cooler Master V750S ATX Power Supply 750W, 80Plus Gold Certified
    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 6Mid Tower Case
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Wireless / WiFi: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 900Mbps Wireless-N Dual Band PCI-E Adapter
    BTW I would have liked to email this to Adobe support but could not find an email address to send it to. I hope this way works.

    That's a nice system Kevin, and it will work very nicely with Photoshop.  I do take it that you have 16Gb RAM in Total?
    250Gb SSD is a good size, but you can still run short, and that will affect Windows performance.  When you get your system, instal WinDirStat which gives you a graphic display of everything on your drive, like below. Clicking on any of the large areas will tell you what and where they are, so you can think about moving cache folders etc. to one of the HDDs.
    Leave the Pagefile.sys on the boot drive.  Think about disabling Hyphenate as it takes a ton of space, and too often crashes on wake up.
    My Documents
    Look at Bridge cache
    iTunes backup
    Other stuff like that.
    Think about another 500Gb drive just for Photoshop Scratch.  Drives are cheap as chips nowadays
    Do yourself a favour, and invest $100 in Shadow Protect (or similar if there is such a thing) SP saves incremental backups every 15 minutes (you can set the interval, but it has no impact on performance with a system like yours).  If you have a problem you can mount the back up at any of those 15 minute points, and open files from it.  You can also make a bootable DVD image of your C drive, and be back up and running five minutes after disaster strikes.
    Optimize Performance in Photoshop
    Photoshop CC and CC 2014 GPU FAQ
    For more ideas, swing by the Premiere Pro Hardware forum.  Those guys are serious good at this stuff, and you'll find links tips and ideas.
    Happy computing, and have fun with your Creative Cloud® apps.

  • Help with new hard drive and data recovery

    I have a macbook pro 13" from early 2011...last week the hard drive crashed and after a few hours at the genius bar had to got  tekserv to recover my data and get a new hard drive and update to 8GB of Ram.  When I got my macbook back I was given an external hard drive that had everything from my old hard drive saved by the users on the old hard drive.  I was hoping I could just transfer the user over to the new hard drive but since I had to restart the computer as a new computer I am not able to just reassign my old profile as the new one on this laptop.  Maybe I've done something wrong but at this point I transferred all my documents over, moved my music and pictures over but I have a few things I can't figure out that I'm hoping someone can help with.
    1. Do emails that were in my mail program from both gmail and my verizon.net program get saved somewhere or do I have to just assume those were lost?
    2. my iTunes library is now there but none of my playlists are there.  Should those have been saved somewhere in my iTunes folder that I should see them?  I'm concerned about syncing my iPhone or iPads to iTunes without those there.
    thanks for the help.

    Here's the spec page on your PB.  http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g4/stats/powerbook_g4_1.25_15.ht ml  It came with OS 10.2.7 installed. The max OS is Leopard 10.5.x
    Tiger install DVDs are in short supply. Tiger is no longer available at the Apple Store but may be available for $129 by calling Apple Phone Sales @ 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753). For other sources, do a Google search for MA453Z/A (10.4.6), MA190Z/A (10.4.3) and M9639Z/A (10.4). Also look on eBay. Be sure & buy a retail version (black with silver X) and not a model specific version (gray) (See http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1976068 Can I use another Mac's system restore disc on my Mac?.
    Also check these web stores: http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/index.cgi?command=dispitem&type= sku&sku=19521  http://www.allmac.com/shop/index.php?cPath=5_10003
    After you install the base 10.4.x, update to the final Tiger version 10.4.11. Here's the link for the 10.4.11 combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24901?viewlocale=en_US
    Look at this link Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger Installing Software Support Page
    You can also download the Tiger Installation and Setup Guide
     Cheers, Tom

  • Will Time Machine with Leopard Sync With New Hard Drive and Snow Leopard?

    My computer is a 20" iMac that I bought in late 2008. The hard drive had trouble so Apple repaired with disk utility. Week later, more trouble so they did full hard drive erase. Data was backed up on Time Machine, 500GB also bought in 2008. After full hard drive erase, and reinstall of basic software, upon reboot, computer would power on then immediately off. It doesn't get past white screen. They advised a new hard drive install is needed.
    A computer friend can install a hard drive just fine for me. However, I do not have the Leopard install disc. He could do it with Snow Leopard but I am scared. I'm afraid because my Time Machine last backup was with Leopard, not snow Leopard. I do not have my application discs with me, they are in storage in another state. Thus, if upon adding replacing hard drive and installing Snow Leopard my computer won't be able to sync FILES and APPLICATIONS from Time Machine because its on Leopard I will have a problem.
    How can I either 1)Get a Leopard install disc and do that with the new hard drive install OR 2)make sure that a Snow Leopard install with new hard drive won't prevent my Time Machine from being able to install the saved FILES and APPLICATIONS if I don't have original APPLICATION (ie Aperture, Photoshop) with me? Thanks for any help you can provide.

    thetrudz wrote:
    A computer friend can install a hard drive just fine for me. However, I do not have the Leopard install disc.
    Hi, and welcome to the forums.
    That Mac should have come with Leopard. If so, call AppleCare. They'll send you replacement discs for a nominal fee.
    Once this is sorted out, make a 8-10 GB partition on an external HD or your internal HD, and use the Restore tab of Disk Utility to copy the Install disc to that partition. Then you can boot and run from it instead of the physical disc. It will boot and run much faster, too.
    He could do it with Snow Leopard but I am scared.
    If he does, and doesn't provide a retail Snow Leopard disc, you must buy one ($29). It's a violation of the license to share software, and you'll need a SL disc to do things like restore a Snow Leopard backup, or the Snow Leopard Apple apps, or repair the internal HD.
    Your best bet is to stay with Leopard, at least until you have access to your 3rd-party software discs.
    What you can do, however, is borrow his Snow Leopard Install disc (assuming it's a white Retail disc, not a gray one that came with his Mac), and use it to do a full system restore from your backups. That's not a violation of the license, since you don't install or use OSX from that disc; you just use the Installer utility on it to restore the Leopard OSX and all your data from your backups.
    See #14 in [Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of the +Time Machine+ forum), for details.

  • Time machine will not backup to empty external hard drive after replacing Mac's internal hard drive and restoring

    First - I live in a tiny fishing village in Belize, so getting support here is virtually non-existent. There is no one else in my village who even uses a Mac. Recently, my hard drive in my 2012 Macbook Pro 13" went bad (said it suffered a "shock"?) and I was traveling to Cozumel, Mexico, so had it replaced there. We used an external hard drive backup to restore the data to it's last time machine backup (October of 2014). Everything was working fine, until I returned home, added some pictures, and wanted to do a fresh backup. Now, time machine will start the backup, but gets about 113,000 of 181,000 done, and it locks up. I can do nothing - everything freezes, and I have to eventually power down the computer. I even tried deleting the old backup from the external hard drive, erasing it completely, and reformatting the external hard drive using disk utility. Still locking up. It is a 5 GB external hard drive, so space shouldn't be an issue, and it was backed up to the same external hard drive previously with no issues. I'm still running Mavericks, and don't want to try to upgrade to Yosemite until I can be sure I have a backup of my old data and pictures. I am a writer, and use that to make my meager living LOL
    I'm stumped. I've looked through the files endlessly but can't find anything similar to my issue. Any suggestions? I know just enough to be dangerous, and don't want to lose everything we worked so hard to retrieve when my hard drive crashed last month.

    SMH5206 - I tried letting it sit and crank overnight twice. First time I thought it was my error causing it to lock up. Now I know better. I haven't changed any of my time machine settings - and actually never used time machine regularly. Only reason I had a fresh backup from last Oct was because I did one before I upgraded to mavericks. Everything worked fine then - and we used that to restore when the hard drive crashed and was replaced. I have actually deleted hundreds of pictures off my hard drive and one entire user, so it should actually be a much smaller backup - so if it did it before on the same external hard disk, I don't understand why it won't now.  I'm really confused.
    Kahjot - the external hard drive is the same one I backed up to previously - and I have completely erased it and reformatted, and the information I'm backing up now is less, so there should be no reason why it doesn't have enough room now, when there is actually less information on my current hard drive (see my reply to SMH5206). When I plug it in, it says it is a 500.07 GB WD "My Passport"
    I've even tried to have time machine only backup certain files, and not the whole thing. Still locking up.
    I'm sure it's my error somewhere, - I just don't know how or where

  • I want to burn all my genuine-store-bought-nothing-illegal-here DVDs to a hard drive and want to know what the best program is to do this is. Thank you!

    Could someone please suggest a program or software which is easy to use and won't confuse the life out of me. I'm not very tech savvy!! Haha *sigh*

    The easiest option would to purchase a backup hard drive and store your data there. Hard drives are getting cheaper all the time, and all you have to do is drag and drop. Lots of good choices here, but I've had good luck with the super-reliable G Drive and the Seagate Freeagent Go.
    When it comes to transferring the DVD, there are some legal ambiguities to address. Strictly speaking, by strict application of copyright law, it's even illegal to copy content you own. In short, if you purchased a DVD, it can't be copied. However, "fair use" is often used to justify copying content - movies or software - that you've paid for already. That means you'll have to "rip" the DVD. Since powers at Apple are likely to object to fair use arguments, you'd best to investigate the details on your own.
    Post here if you have any more questions, or comments, or anything!

  • Mediasmart software problem loading onto computer with new hard drive and operating system

    My computer recently crashed and I had to buy a new hard drive and operating system.  None of the programs from the old hard drive were saved.  The computer is  an HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook and I have Windows 7 Professional (64x) as the operating system.  Tried to download Mediasmart from the HP Web page to play DVD and Blu-Ray Discs.  The programs downloaded but will not install.  Any suggestions?

    waynesworld57 wrote:
    My computer recently crashed and I had to buy a new hard drive and operating system.  None of the programs from the old hard drive were saved.  The computer is  an HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook and I have Windows 7 Professional (64x) as the operating system.  Tried to download Mediasmart from the HP Web page to play DVD and Blu-Ray Discs.  The programs downloaded but will not install.  Any suggestions?
    It looks like it's a common issue: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/TX-TM-Series-Notebooks-Reply-Only/HP-Mediasmart-Software-package-for-Wi...
    Try VLC as a multimedia player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
    Dv6-7000 /Full HD/Core i5-3360M/GF 650M/Corsair 8GB/Intel 7260AC/Samsung Pro 256GB
    Testing - HP 15-p000
    HP Touchpad provided by HP
    Currently on Debian Wheeze
    *Please, help other users with the same issue by marking your solved topics as "Accept as Solution"*

  • How can I back up a hard drive with another hard drive?

    I don't even know what community to post this question.
    I have a standard usb 3.0, 4TB hard drive that I store EVERYTHING on (pictures, music, movies, documents). I spent this past summer organizing all of my files from multiple old hard drives and compiling them onto this one. It's very nice and organized now however, after all of this work I don't want to lose my stuff if the hd fails or something happens. So I bought another exact hd to back it up.
    Before I do so, I was contemplating if there is any software or a better way than me doing this manually. I can easily copy the contents over and it will be backed up, but what happens if I make a change to my main hard drive i.e. add something or delete something. I would have to keep record of every change I make and do that exact same thing on the backup hard drive.
    I'm guessing there's probably a simpler option that I'm just not aware of so that's why I'm coming here. Is there any way to select a hard drive and designate it as a backup for another hard drive so it will do all of that process automatically? I know my iMac has time machine, but I don't really know how that works and that seems to want to backup my desktop computer, which I'm not really interested in doing since I don't really store much on it other than my main programs. I also don't know where it backs things up to. Does it just double up on your current hard drive or have cloud storage or what?
    Thanks for any advice.

    Time Machine will back up the internal drive by default and can be set to back up external ones formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It can put the data onto a drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or a network storage location, but not Apple's iCloud servers.

  • New Computer-  XP to windows 7 and I transfered my music with an external hard drive and will not locate the music.  How do I fix this?

    I just copied all my itunes mucis folders onto my external hard drive and copied them over to my new windows 7 computer and I itune cannot "locate" the music.  How do I fix this?

    I suspect your library has been transformed from the old layout into the new one. See make a split library portable for details. The empty but for artwork folders you're seeing are likely to contain orphaned artwork and .ini files generated at some point by Windows Media Player. iTunes doesn't move these when it shuffles things around. Once you've made sure you can move the artist folders sideways or down into another folder, make sure nothing else has been affected, then remove.

  • My macbook hard drive stopped working and I loaded another hard drive and can access time capsule but it doesn't show any of my old files and I don't understand why

    My 7 year old macbook hard drive stopped working and I put in another hard drive but when I went to restore my information from airport time capsule it only shows today and nothing older.  Help?

    Did you do a TM backup after you installed the disk? It may write over the previous backup.. but it should actually start a new one.
    Read the info about using migration.. see http://pondini.org/TM/Home.html
    Or the Mac is probably looking at the backup as from a different computer.
    See the details of how to use TM to restore to a different Mac.
    Q17 here. http://pondini.org/TM/FAQ.html
    I would read through 14-17 carefully.
    You should be able to do a full recovery of the TM backup to a USB drive plugged into the computer.

  • Trouble upgrading to mountain loin after upgrading mac book pro with new hard drive and adding 8 megs ram

    every time after I have upgraded my macbook pro I am unable to upgrade to mountion lion , it aways will either go blank and I have to start fresh from cd system going all the way till I get to last upgrade and then loss everything. any help or what is happening
    <Edited by Host>

    you are correct, I have had my mac at geek squad to correct this problem and they could not find the fix other thanit was a hard drive problem and they replaced the hard drive and that did not fix the problem, they said it could be the speed of the HD I used as a replacement ,which was 7200,o the nw one is 5800 yet I still or they could not upgrade . they were used a jump drive and they tried to down load from itunes no luck. I started out wth the install disk and stepped up ,what could be wrong?

  • Trouble with external hard drive and disk repair

    So I save my music and photos to an external hard drive. The drive is partitioned to also be the back up for my Time Machine. I live in an old house with the electricity for my MacBook Pro and the external hard drive coming from a wall plug which drapes scrape over when opening and closing, occasionally moving the plugs to the point of cutting off the electricity. Sometimes when that happens, the MacBook Pro won't read the external hard drive and I have to restart the computer for it to read the HD.
    Well, this seems to have happened again, only this time it wasn't reading the HD when restarted. I Opened the Disk Utility and did a verify disk, and was told that I couldn't save anything to the drive, but to access the files that were on there. So I attempted to do a disk repair. What happens at that point is instead of getting the solid blue line indicating the repair is happening, I get the barber pole blue line indicating it's trying to access the HD to begin repair. This goes on for hours at a time without the repair taking place.
    Can anyone out there give me a "for Dummies" overview of how to get the Disk Utility to repair things?

    What I was trying to tell you is that all the music and photos that are on the same drive as your Time Machine backup must also be backed up elsewhere. Unlike all the stuff on your primary (internal) hard drive, those photos and music are not backed up at all unless you have copies of them on a different drive. If your Time Machine hard drive should fail before you do that, they'll all be lost. So copy all the music and photos to your second external hard drive as soon as you are able to do so.
    I generally consider the nuisance of backing up extra hard drives to other extra hard drives burdensome and annoying enough so that I always upgrade my primary (internal) hard drive whenever I begin to run short of space on the one I'm using. Now that it's possible to get 750GB and 1TB internal drives for MBPs, I'll get one of those as soon as my present 250GB drive fills up to about 80% of its capacity. I don't want to lug around an external drive in order to have all my stuff with me when I'm away from my home or office — I want it all on my internal drive, and I want to be able to back all of it up at once to an external drive of the same or a larger size. At least until I outgrow a 1TB drive, and I think that will be a while.

Maybe you are looking for

  • How do I get my itunes off my iphone and onto a computer to transfer to a new phone?

    How do I get my itunes off my iphone and onto a computer so that I may transfer them to a new phone?

  • DB2 v9.1fp4 on suse linux 10sp2 - redirect restor PRD to DEV

    Hi All, First of all thank you, for valuable TIME. issue: My development server got crashed due to failure of dedicated SAN. in simple lost every thing. since, even DB2 backups happening to SAN. requirement: As we lost all the developments and config

  • Nat'ing Lan subnet

    I have a tunnel created and I need to NAT the local network to to the destination IP, let's say ( code version is 821 name External_IP name Local_xlated I thought the statement would look li

  • Postmaster account not checking

    When I try to check my postmaster account via the Mail.app program, it says that I have no email. But when I check via webmail it says that I have 72135 messages. Squirrelmail is bonking out and is not letting me erase or even view anything in that a

  • Download Data drops title and static text views

    Hi All, Is there a way to retain the title or the static text view in the output results when exporting using Download Data (.csv)? We are using OBIEE Regards, Nancy