Help!

eMachines EL1352-01e HD??

 
Post new topic   General Reply to Topic (not reply to a specific post)    Forums Home -> Hardware Help RSS
Next:  Googles Been Hijacked.  
Author Message
crazykid1



Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 4



PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:25 am    Post subject: eMachines EL1352-01e HD??

Can anyone tell me if the EL1352-01e has room to add another 3.5" in addition to the factory 500GB hard drive? Or Does it only have one bay for the factory Installed drive. I looked up the specs but i couldnt tell

Thanks for the help in advance
Back to top
goretsky



Joined: Dec 07, 2002
Posts: 9835

Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject:

Hello,

I looked at these specs and it was not clear to me, either. Have you already purchased the computer? If so, perhaps opening it up and removing the side panel will allow you to determine whether there is additional space to mount a second hard disk drive.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
Back to top
crazykid1



Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 4



PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject:

Yea ive been trying to contact eMachines and get answer from them, but havent heard anything yet
Back to top
zlim



Joined: Mar 11, 2005
Posts: 2747



PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject:

I went here http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Acer-ET1352-01/14575771#ProductDetail and clicked on the pdf link for the manufacturer's specifications. It is 3 pages. On the third page it says 1 - 3.5HDD slot and 1- 5.25 ODD slot. Under expansion, it says 0 - 3.5HDD and 0 -5.25 ODD so it is not possible to install a 2nd hd internally. With all those USB ports (5 on the front and 4 on the back) you can attach an external hd if you feel you need more storage.
Back to top
drwho07



Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Posts: 2296

Location: Central FL, USA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject:

I do this stuff for a living and I've worked on dozens of eMachines.
It's not a bad little Low-Cost computer, but that's the clinker.....LOW COST.
That usually means low performance and low upgrade-ability.
It is what it is, so don't try to make it something it was never designed to be.

Be extremely careful in adding ANYTHING to an eMachine. They spec their power supplies just barely big enough to power the stock hardware complement. The power supply is usually the first thing to blow out in an eMachine. I've replaced many of those little PSU's, but never with less than a 500W unit.

You can always find a spot for a second HD, even if it's the bottom of the case.

Error: image could not be loaded. Image is not available from server

Image URL: http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/NEW.jpg

I believe this was a Dell where I added an extra HD, by sticking it down to the base with Silicone Glue. The hard drive is affixed with a two-fan cooler so it always stays nice and cool.

This is a friends computer where he went over the top with the coolers and LED's.
The HD is stuck down with Duct Tape.


This guy followed my lead on equipping his HD with a two-fan cooler.

But before you do any hardware upgrades in an eMachine, you need to upgrade the power supply to at least 500 watts, just to be safe.

Need more space? without rebuilding your PC? then just upgrade to a larger capacity hard drive.

Good Luck,
Doc Cool
Back to top
rmckay3688



Joined: Feb 01, 2007
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject:

why not just put in a 1.5 Tera byte. you can get them for less than a C note.

make the 500 a backup portable
Back to top
drwho07



Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Posts: 2296

Location: Central FL, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject:

Using portable HD's or other accessories that have their own power supply is a good idea when dealing with a low end PC.
Remember, even a very high end PC will crash someday, leaving your valuable data in jeopardy.

If you keep valuable documents or pictures on such a PC, it's a really good idea to keep those backed up to DVD's or external HD's. The safest media of course, is the DVD. DVD's will outlast any other type of backup media.

Good Luck,
Doc Cool
Back to top
zlim



Joined: Mar 11, 2005
Posts: 2747



PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject:

I have an eMachines EL1300G that I've been using since October 2009. (I couldn't pass up $299 for a computer running XP and a 22" wide screen included). It is a tiny form factor so forget about putting a hard drive on the floor. It measure less than 4" across.
As far as storing important things, I've made it a habit since the days of windows 3.11 to store the majority off the computer. That way, when the computer dies, I still have everything important. I simply move to another computer (currently 8 in our home) and work on what needs to be done using a different computer.
Back to top
drwho07



Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Posts: 2296

Location: Central FL, USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:43 am    Post subject:

As anyone can see from my sig, I'm a big proponent of using Ghost to back up my PC.
I always boot from either a floppy disk or Flash Drive to do my backups, and I back up to a second partition on my main HD for a quickie backup, or,
I back up to an external HD or DVD.

I just looked up the "EL1352-01e" and see it's the "Thin Line" case design.
Too bad! That means that everything inside that box is NON-standard except the hard drive and maybe the ram. So it's basically a Throw Away PC.
I've personally scrapped out three or four of those after they totally shot craps and the owner threw them away.
The Dells and eMachines are the only ones I can't rebuild and use.
I save what I can and throw the rest in the Dumpster.

So keeping everything of value backed up in some external media is paramount.

Oh, by the way, a hard drive can run on its side or even on its end. Some computers even mount them that way.

Doc Cool
Back to top
micker377



Joined: May 27, 2005
Posts: 1059



PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:01 am    Post subject:

Hey Doc:
You just said:
"I just looked up the "EL1352-01e" and see it's the "Thin Line" case design.
Too bad! That means that everything inside that box is NON-standard except the hard drive and maybe the ram. So it's basically a Throw Away PC.
I've personally scrapped out three or four of those after they totally shot craps and the owner threw them away.
The Dells and eMachines are the only ones I can't rebuild and use.
I save what I can and throw the rest in the Dumpster."

Yet on 07-19-2010, you state:
"I've been suggesting the eMachine to my own customers as a replacement computer, for several years."

So do you recommend these e-machines - or not?
Back to top
drwho07



Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Posts: 2296

Location: Central FL, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject:

Yes, for someone with limited income and no desire to mod or expand their PC the eMachine, (full tower, not thin line) is a good investment.
My neighbor just bought one from WalMart and I installed it for them. It's the full sized desktop (tower) computer, with a fast AMD cpu and plenty of ram. It runs Win-7 Home real good....even better now that I've tweaked and tuned it.

But yes, the little eMachine definitely has it's place in the greater scheme of things.

For someone intending to add extra hardware to their PC, I'd suggest a more robust PC, like the HP or Compaq or even a custom built PC, made by a reputable dealer, with an extra large case and a BIG power supply.

The PC I showed in a previous post, with all the colorful LED's, was such a home-built PC, with a large case and a 650 watt psu. Likewise, my own PC.

Doc
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   General Reply to Topic (not reply to a specific post)    Forums Home -> Hardware Help All times are: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Page 1 of 1

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum