Maybe someone has an idea on this one:
I own several Toshiba 2805 laptops - ranging from the S201 model (Celeron 650) to the faster S302 (PIII 750) models. They're working perfectly and I'm happy with them, and I wanted to install larger hard drives in them and give them to my kids. The problem is: none of these systems will detect a larger hard drive (for instance, when I tried to install the 20GB HDD from my S302 model - which is working perfectly - into the S201 model, the BIOS won't even recognize it; but if I install the good 6GB HDD from the S201 into the S302, it has no problem recognizing it and booted straight up.) I have a cache of 2.5" IDE hard drives and they're all perfectly good drives in other systems, but as long as these drives are larger than the existing drives in these Toshiba 2805s, they don't get recognized. So in effect, there is no possibility for .... enlargement :-)
The BIOS in these machine have all been updated to the latest avail versions. What am I doing wrong here?
Could there be something in the firmware of the DVD-ROM drives in these systems that's causing my problems?
Any Toshiba gurus here?