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Windows 7: Will Laptop HDD upgrade from 5k+ - 7k+rpm be worth it?

09 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Will Laptop HDD upgrade from 5k+ - 7k+rpm be worth it?

I have a Acer Aspire 5920G.
  • Intel C2D T9300
  • 4 GB DDR2
  • 320GB HDD

Will it be a good idea to upgrade the HDD to a 7k+ RPM 1? I think that the HDD is the bottleneck alot of times


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09 Apr 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Acer Support: Aspire 5920G Series Specifications

there's about 6 things I see on that list that could be bottlenecks for your system.
What does the hdd rate on the window experience index?
control panel -> system
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Depending on the size, a 5400RPM drive can be quite a bit slower than a 7200RPM drive. The disk is almost always a bottleneck, but other parts of the system can determine how much. I guess the best place to start is as Maguscreed suggested - what is the HDD score you currently have, and perhaps running a few additional tests (like HDTach) to get more info would be useful to give you more of an accurate answer.
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