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Windows 7: Laptop HDD Replacement Choice

11 Oct 2009   #1
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 
Laptop HDD Replacement Choice

Hey Guys, just trying to get some info.

I need to change a HDD in a Vaio VGN-N130G

The system came originally with a 80GB with a 1.6GHz processor

I ve narrowed down the HDD to the following 2: ( to be honest mostly due to budged restraints!!)

Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD1600BEVT) 160GB SATA 5400 RPM 8MB or

Seagate ST980813ASG Momentus 7200.2 Mobile Hard Drive - 80GB, 2.5", 7200RPM, 8MB, SATA-300

Now space considerations wise...I believe an 80GB would serve the purpose of the use of the computer more than adequately.....if so would u say the performance benefits of the seagate being a 7200rpm drive would be more advantageous...

or would the 7200 be more of a drain or create issues with cooling, resources etc..

many thanks for your time and view points on the issue..


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11 Oct 2009   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

if space isn't an issue i'd go with the 7200RPM drive. you'll get a slightly noticeable performance boost. and in the future if you need more space the cost of external drives is dropping pretty quicly.
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11 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
Hey Guys, just trying to get some info.

I need to change a HDD in a Vaio VGN-N130G

The system came originally with a 80GB with a 1.6GHz processor

I ve narrowed down the HDD to the following 2: ( to be honest mostly due to budged restraints!!)

Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD1600BEVT) 160GB SATA 5400 RPM 8MB or

Seagate ST980813ASG Momentus 7200.2 Mobile Hard Drive - 80GB, 2.5", 7200RPM, 8MB, SATA-300

Now space considerations wise...I believe an 80GB would serve the purpose of the use of the computer more than adequately.....if so would u say the performance benefits of the seagate being a 7200rpm drive would be more advantageous...

or would the 7200 be more of a drain or create issues with cooling, resources etc..

many thanks for your time and view points on the issue..
BHS

Im confused You have an 80 and you want to buy an 80??? what am I missing

ken
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11 Oct 2009   #4
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Hi Val & Ken

Thanks for your time in replying...

Sorry, I should have been clearer...the laptop came with a 80GB HDD 5400rpm...which now i guess more or less lived its life...(trouble starting up and funny clicking noise)...so i m planning on replacing it.

Hence the two options I have as per the original post....

Many thanks again for your time
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12 Oct 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Laptop HDD replacement is usually very simple - you don't need any extra cables etc.

I'd go for the newer 320GB or 500GB -- they are fast and you will be surprised at how convenient having large amounts of internal storage is - especially if you are on the move and don't want to carry around external usb drives.

The extra cost of a 320 / 500Gb is really small in any case.

Make sure the 2 1/2 in drive has a connector split into a 15 and a 7 pin connecor --this will plug straight in to the connector in the laptop. Note ensure also the disk is SATA and is a laptop not a disk designed for a desktop -- connectors are different.

Fujitsu / Hitachi do good 320 / 500 GB GB models.

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Oct 2009   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
Hey Guys, just trying to get some info.

I need to change a HDD in a Vaio VGN-N130G

The system came originally with a 80GB with a 1.6GHz processor

I ve narrowed down the HDD to the following 2: ( to be honest mostly due to budged restraints!!)

Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD1600BEVT) 160GB SATA 5400 RPM 8MB or

Seagate ST980813ASG Momentus 7200.2 Mobile Hard Drive - 80GB, 2.5", 7200RPM, 8MB, SATA-300

Now space considerations wise...I believe an 80GB would serve the purpose of the use of the computer more than adequately.....if so would u say the performance benefits of the seagate being a 7200rpm drive would be more advantageous...

or would the 7200 be more of a drain or create issues with cooling, resources etc..

many thanks for your time and view points on the issue..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
Hi Val & Ken

Thanks for your time in replying...

Sorry, I should have been clearer...the laptop came with a 80GB HDD 5400rpm...which now i guess more or less lived its life...(trouble starting up and funny clicking noise)...so i m planning on replacing it.

Hence the two options I have as per the original post....

Many thanks again for your time
Storage space versus speed ?

Depending on your needs, if the storage space will just sit there empty, then go for speed.
The Seagate ST980813ASG Momentus is a good choice.

Having said that, shop around you'll likely find a good 160GB 7200RPM 16mb cache SATA HD for close to the same price.
Seagate and WD are both good.
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13 Oct 2009   #7
poppabird

XP/Macosx/windows7
 
 

My HP Pavilion came with an 80 GB SATA drive, and I soon ran out of space. I now have a 160 GB drive, with a 50 GB partition for Win 7, a 30 GB partition for WinXP, a 20 GB partition for Mac OSX Snow leopard, and 50 GB partition for storage (the other 10 is unallocated HD formated space). No problems what-so-ever and no slowdown in boot times or transferring files from one partition to another.
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13 Oct 2009   #8
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

You may want to check your Owners Manual to make sure it will support larger drives...a small portion of Laptops will not but it's best to be sure.

Good Luck with the new drive...

Do you plan on "cloning" the old drive to the new one ? ?
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13 Oct 2009   #9
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Here's some good reading. Tomshardware also has charts for earlier drives and several review articles. There are many new 7200 2.5" drives that consume less power than 5400rpm drives of just a couple years ago. And some of them compete performance-wise with desktop drives of just a year or two ago.
Benchmarks 2009 2.5” Mobile Hard Drive Charts

Tom
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13 Oct 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Shouldn't this thread be posted in hardware and devices???
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