Hard disk upgrade Tags: Hard Drives Quad Core Storage Product Last response: April 6, 2010 1:32 PM in Storage Share jhones99 April 1, 2010 6:14:30 AM 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 More about : hard disk upgrade buwish a b G Storage April 1, 2010 7:02:42 AM 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=N82E168... m 0 l jhones99 April 3, 2010 3:20:02 PM 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=N82E168... 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 m 0 l Related resources Critical HARD DISK shall I upgrade and to what? - Forum need help in hard disk upgrade - Forum HP Pavilion a1410y won't boot after hard disk upgrade - Forum Question about upgrading my hard disk. - Forum how to recovder data from a hard disk earlier with windows7 and upgraded with windows8 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jhones99 April 6, 2010 10:45:40 AM hoping for a reply m 0 l gtvr a b G Storage April 6, 2010 1:32:16 PM 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHP laptop hard disk upgrade Forum SolvedHP dv6000 notebook won't boot after hard disk upgrade Forum SolvedWhat is better... Upgrading from an AMD Phenon II 965 BE to FX-6300 or from Hard Disk to SSD? Forum Can I upgrade the hard disk for asus eee pc t91mt... what ssd are compatible? th Forum Can I upgrade the hard disk for asus eee pc t91mt... what ssd are compatible? th Forum Hard disk not working after computer upgrade Forum Hard Disk Upgrade for Dell Inspiron 1525 Forum SolvedUpgrading notebook hard disk beyond the specification provided by th Forum Hard disk upgrade in Dimension 8100 - how large can I go? Forum P6DGU - Hard disk and Graphics card upgrade suggestions pl.. Forum advice to upgrade a P2 400 hard disk. Forum laptop hard disk upgrade HELP Forum Hard disk stuck after upgraded from 750ma -> 1A Forum Upgrading Hard disk in Acer Aspire 4920G Laptop Forum Is it worth upgrading my hard disk? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !