Hard disk upgrade

Hi all,

i recently got lenovo y550p

i pretty fast laptop with i7- 720 quad core cpu and 1gb nvidia gt240m

the problem is it got 5400 rpm Seagate ST9500325AS hard disk

i don't know why lenovo paired a quad core cpu with such a slow hard disk

I am assuming that bench mark scores differ by large even in 7200rpm hdd 's

i don't want to go with ssd as of now as they are pretty expensive

will upgrading to a good 7200 rpm hdd boost by system performance?

is it worth upgrading? , if it worth upgrading which one should i buy and how much performance will i gain


so if it is worth upgrading suggest a 320 gb one with in range of 75-100 dollars range

thanks in advance
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  1. I'd say that it is worth it. Here is one that is right up your alley:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136548
  2. buwish said:
    I'd say that it is worth it. Here is one that is right up your alley:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136548



    thanks buwish for replying

    can any one just give me an rough figure, on how much am i going to have gain in performance

    during

    ->boot up
    ->application loading time
    ->data transfer

    will it be a good idea to buy a 7200 rpm hard disk or just wait for black friday to arrive or till prices on ssd fall reasonably and load system with an ssd
  3. hoping for a reply
  4. Google some benchmarks for comparison. There's a lot of testing out there

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=notebook+5400+rpm+benchmarks

    first 2 results are worth looking at
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