Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Laptop users (including Netbooks) upgrade to 7400 RPM HDD's

12 Nov 2010   #21


That's funny.. how about an article that seems to suggest SSDs don't do so well if you use them all day long. Solving the SSD latency bug.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
That's funny.. how about an article that seems to suggest SSDs don't do so well if you use them all day long. Solving the SSD latency bug.
Interesting article - but not my experience with SSDs on 3 systems. He focusses on Raid (which I cannot speak to - nor does it really make the OS any faster as confirmed by members that tried it) and "write/erase" which is not a problem with Trim. My systems are up 12 hours per day and I cannot confirm the findings of the author.
Note that I make the case for the SSD as OS repository - not as large scale data storage.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2010   #23


I used to have a HP envy with 2SSDs in RAID 0. I got rid of it as quickly as possible. It could get a decent framerate at almost any game it fit the specs for but pushed out enough heat to cook an egg inside the shell in 20 minutes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Nov 2010   #24

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
The problem with putting an i7 in a laptop 14" or smaller, especially a high end i7 with an nvidia gtx series or ATI/AMD HD4XXX+ series, no matter what you do, it's going to overheat. The wattage a laptop consumes results in every bit as much heat as a light bulb of the same wattage. With air cooling, the amount of air a fan can take in at any given velocity is roughly the square root of the volume that can be displaced by a single rotation. If you quadruple the power consumption of any machine without improving the thermal design it's pretty much guaranteed to die before the warranty expires, and most laptops that fit the above description require at least 1 hardware RMA in the first year. The average 7200 RPM HDD consumes 3-4 watts max, less than a .125 watts unless it's reading or write, so any additional heat is coming from other components, not the HDD.. at least not directly. If switching from a 5400 rpm to a 7200 rpm HDD produces any more heat, it's because the 5400 rpm HDD was throttling the system.

Hi there

so far my Netbook doesn't seem to be running any hotter -- I can't see going from 700 ma (5400 RPM) disk to 800 ma (7200 RPM) disk is going to be significant at all - especially if the actual read / write / data access times are smaller as well.

The 7200 RPM drives also have a larger internal buffer which with the decent pre-fetch / pre-read algorithms in W7 use very well the REAL power consumption of the HDD in use might actually be LESS on a Windows session than with the 5400 RPM drive.

There is almost NO difference in consumption when these drives are just idling BTW.

Also but not so much a "measureable" quantity but because I can get my work done QUICKER the laptop might not be on for so long either -- and in any case I tend to use my Laptop where there IS power -- I'm lucky as on my Current contract in France the TGV trains are all equipped with Power Sockets as well as the Eurostar which I also use when travelling from UK to France.

Anything that SIGNIFICANTLY speeds up the user experience IMO is worthwhile -- there is almost nothing as bad as twiddling thumbs while waiting for an application to start or getting a response back from the machine.

Incidentally --although a different topic - research shows that if a response hasn't come back within as little as 3 seconds on a web site users will navigate away from that site --- although of course Net access speed has nothing to do with this topic BTW.

All in all even though there *could* be a downside IMO the upgrade was REALLY worth it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #25


Most laptops and netbooks are also crippled by deficient power supply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Laptop users (including Netbooks) upgrade to 7400 RPM HDD's

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
denied priviledges to all Authenticated users including administrator
I denied all priviledges to authenticated users which includes administrator. Im able to log in but dont have a security tab. when booting in safe mode I have the security tab but cant take ownership. i want to do a clean install but want to backup files, programs without user settings ( denied...
General Discussion
Backup Laptop including OS
Hi, I want to backup my laptop in such a way that even if I install a new OS I can still get everything back including the OLD OS itself.
Backup and Restore
BSOD After SSD upgrade and Ram upgrade in Laptop. Mostly IRQL errors
Like the title said, I'm getting random BSOD after upgrading to SSD and RAM. Initially I thought it was the Intel Rapid Technology, because the system improved after I've installed. But now it still BSOD, but less frequent. Here are my dump files and jcgriff2 files Minidump.7z ...
BSOD Help and Support
upgrade from vista - Users location question
Hi all, Will be doing a clean install of windows 7 64bit. Currently have vista 32bit. Right now vista is installed on my c:, but I configured it so my user accounts and their corresponding documents are located on my d:. Question: can I just leave my Users folder as is on the d: and once...
Installation & Setup
For all users having problems starting UPGRADE
For machine(s) you are trying to upgrade: 1) Perform a Windows Update 2) Use full scan setting of Malwarebytes to check that the machine is malware free 3) Disable all 3rd party firewalls and/or antivirus utilites running 4) Close all applications currently running. No browsers. No media...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+