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Windows 7: sata hd advice

23 Nov 2011   #1
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 
sata hd advice

so while TRYING to reformat my drive i thought it would be a good time to upgrade my 500 gig hd to a 1 tb.

Here is my current laptop, I got it from here too
Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5745G-7671 NoteBook Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

Under the hd is says it's a SATA. But looking at my 1 tb product, it says it's a SATA 3.0. Does that matter?
Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thank you


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23 Nov 2011   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Your laptop isn't able to run at SATA 6.0GB/s anyway. That drive is fine
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23 Nov 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, SATA, SATA II, and SATA III are compatible with any SATA drive, however you'll only get the faster speeds with a drive and the matching SATA interface.
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23 Nov 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Whilst you are at it, why don't you look for a 7200RPM drive - Sata II or III does not matter. That would give you a bit more speed.
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23 Nov 2011   #5
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

Ok good thanks for the advice
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24 Nov 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

And more cache too. 16MB would be nice, 32MB perfect.
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01 Dec 2011   #7
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

Well the 1 tb works out fine but i wish they'd label it correctly! in My comp it only says 800 gig. Where'd the other 200 go??
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01 Dec 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The 1TB in decimal (that is what is on the package) is 930GB in binary which should show in Computer - both are 1 trillion bytes. But 800GB is not right. How is the drive formatted - NTFS or Fat32.
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01 Dec 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Which drive did you end up getting, exactly? (Just curious - it may have something to do with the missing disk space or it may not...)
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02 Dec 2011   #10
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Please post an image of your hard disk from disk management. This should give an idea of space available and free space.

Right click on Computer, select Manage -Disk Management.

Use the Snipping Tool from Start - All Programs - Accessories.
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