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Windows 7: Will a HDD Upgrade for Laptop benefit

06 Oct 2010   #1
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Will a HDD Upgrade for Laptop benefit

I am wondering if a HDD upgrade for my laptop be worth it? I currently have a

Acer Aspire 5920G
  • Core2Duo T9300
  • 4GB DDR2
  • GeForce 8600M GT
  • 320GB HDD (5400rpm)
will a upgrade to 7200rpm HDD benefit/be worth it? I need more storage so i am considering a 500GB 7200rpm. Or will I be better off with a 5400rpm 1?


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06 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do know that if you upgrade to a SSD, you will definitely notice an improvement. I have one in my Toshiba laptop and the improvement is remarkable.
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06 Oct 2010   #3
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

@karlsnooks

I did think of that, but my laptop as you can see is quite old if i get an SSD, other components may become the bottleneck? any ideas? from what i see from Speccy

Code:
Manufacturer    Western Digital
Form Factor    GB/2.5-inch
Business Unit/Brand    Mobile/WD Scorpio®
RPM/Buffer Size or Attribute    5400 RPM with 8 MB cache (Mobile)
Interface/Connector    SATA 3 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (Mobile)
Interface    IDE
Capacity    313GB
Real size    320,072,933,376 bytes
I wonder if a SSD will be worth it? I guess my laptop should support SSD via SATA 3GB/s? will Seagate 2.5" XT (Hybrid SSD) be a good buy? its almost double a normal SATA HDD tho

but on 2nd thought, maybe I wont really make full use of it. I am not a hardcore gamer, not editing large videos/photos? + my main requirement is more HDD space
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06 Oct 2010   #4
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Faster Hard drive = More heat
Major problem in laptops, I would stick with the 5400 rpm but a larger one.
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06 Oct 2010   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

An SSD saved me buying a new laptop. Mine is about 5 years old but it flies now!
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06 Oct 2010   #6
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Faster Hard drive = More heat
Major problem in laptops, I would stick with the 5400 rpm but a larger one.
what he said!
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06 Oct 2010   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

No heat with an SSD!
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06 Oct 2010   #8
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jiewmeng View Post
but on 2nd thought, maybe I wont really make full use of it. I am not a hardcore gamer, not editing large videos/photos? + my main requirement is more HDD space
You have to ask yourself if the cost worth it to YOU, reading the above I don't think so but it's your call.
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