7200RPM drive produces big performance in laptop PCs 2
I just upgraded my hard drive from my Compaq V2000 laptop. COming from a Seagate 4200RPM 80GB hard drive, I now have a Hitachi 7200RPM drive with bigger cache. Needless to say, it hauls ass big time. Huge difference and I just loaded the new hard drive with programs. Still running faster than ever. My old hard drive was pretty clean, but took what seems like forever for the I/O to do its work.
So for a quick performance upgrade for laptop users: take a look at the kind of hard drive you have and upgrade it to a speedy 7200 RPM drive if you don't have one. Even from a 5400RPM, I still hear a good performance increase when upgrading to a 7200RPM drive.
I'm still running on 512MB, but the performance is so good now, I don't even think about upgrading the RAM. Had the drive running for about a month now to get an accurate review. I've been working on it constantly since then including now.
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