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Old 12-18-2004, 06:01 AM   #1
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Question What about these upgrades??

I have an hp pavilion ze5240 laptop. I am looking to upgrade...

1.(RAM with Kingmax 200 Pin 512MB DDR SO-DIMM PC-2100 - OEM);

2.add an (external hard drive, Seagate 200GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST3200822A, OEM);

3.the hardrive will be in this (case-AMS VENUS DS3 Aluminum Black 3.5" USB2.0/Firewire External Enclosure, Model "DS-2316CBK").

Does this sound like a good combo of upgrades?? Just looking for some other opinions before I buy. I'm going to use newegg.com b/c they rock.
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:38 AM   #2
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I hate to burst your bubble. But if your going to buy a 200 gb HDD thats alot to cash out. May i suggest you get a Western digitial. I say this becasue when i pwned my seagate it went out after a year. even though i had a warrenty that was 2 years they didnt do anything. Now if you were to burn up your WD hdd they would have you a new at your door step in two days. IMC
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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Yeh western digital would be the best choice.
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Also. Im not sure but i think you might need to check your FSB on that. Cause you didnt mention a FSB in that post. You dont want to get the wrong one. But also im not sure if there is a FSB for Laptops.

BTW i like what it says at the bottom of your SIG hahahha. Rub it in *pushes on it* Dammit it wont rub in.
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, but from what I see and read on just about every website is that seagate is the way to go especially b/c of the 5 year warranty and the "reliability". The seagate HDD is only costing 123.00 bucks, not a lot of cash for a HDD in my opinion. Also, I'm looking into the FSB issue you guys brought up. Thanks for the input.......Now if I can just figure out a way to keep all the damn sand out of my laptop, life would be great!!!
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:51 PM   #6
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WDs the way to go for hard drive. Trust me, i mean us, it really is the best brand of HDDs out there period.
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I agree. Even if they do blow up, their warranties are great, can't lose either way.. ALL HAIL WD!!!

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HAIL for the RAPTOR WD!

and by the way zen, i see you have too raptors in your computer are they connected through RAID?
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HAIL. ummmm....yeah that guy
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WD, Maxtor, and Seagate are all good in their own way. But yeah a 200 gig external costs a lot!!!
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