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upgrading my laptop's storage as a noob

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December 23, 2013 7:29:15 PM

I think this is where I post this I'm an occasional lurker so bear with me.

I'm going to be upgrading my Laptop's hard drive, I have an Asus G60vx with 2 HD bays and that buzz. I do game.
Because I don't have the money to get a new pc as this one was a gift a few years ago, I'm wanting to upgrade my space.

The way I was looking into things was to get a 128/120 gb SSD to put my operating system on and then the 700gb or 1tb hard drive. I have About $200 overall to do this and now seemed a good time to do this because of holiday sales.

My question then is a 7200rpm 500gb drive or 700+drive, or go for the 1tb 5400rpm. or perhaps try one of those new hybrid drives. Is there a set up I should try for this that you guys suggest? or any other helpful suggestions?


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a c 1306 G Storage
a c 312 D Laptop
December 24, 2013 4:52:28 PM

you game so its 7200rpm's for you. Get the ssd and use whats left to get the largest drive you can afford or if you find one on good sale and the size is acceptable then get it.

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a c 288 G Storage
a b D Laptop
December 24, 2013 4:57:57 PM

Here are some choices:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.69 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate SuperSpeed HDD 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Constellation.2 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.95 @ Mwave)
Total: $444.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 19:47 EST-0500)

These little 2.5" laptop drives are expensive! I was all set to recommend a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD until I saw the price!

The 120 GB Samsung Evo is a "must have". The HDD choices are much harder. It looks like the 1 TB Seagate 5400 RPM Hybrid would come closest to meeting your budget while giving good performance and high capacity.

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December 26, 2013 3:07:11 PM

Thank you !
a c 288 G Storage
a b D Laptop
December 26, 2013 3:11:46 PM

You're welcome!