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Laptop HDD upgrade options?

Last response: in Storage
August 6, 2010 8:35:37 PM

I have a laptop with a ST9250315AS (250gb) hdd, and I have been contemplating an hdd upgrade for a while now, mainly just to have more space for stuff. But I also would like the hard drive to be energy efficient, and if I can have my cake and eat it too, I would like a slight speed boost also.

I don't know how the stock drives fare against the newer ones on the market, but to sum it up I would like a drive that:

Is at least (around) twice as big
Is at least as energy efficient
Is a little faster

so does anyone know what drive I'm looking for? Seagate momentus 640gb 5400rpm? WD scorpio blue 750gb 5400rpm? etc.. (BTW a 500+gb SSD is definitely out of my pricerange lol)
August 6, 2010 9:50:22 PM

Momentus all the way.
August 6, 2010 10:10:30 PM

Yeah? is it faster compared to the WD?
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August 6, 2010 10:32:31 PM

check the review of it yourself on toms hardware. move yourself :/ 
August 6, 2010 10:39:31 PM

there was a lot of terminology and charts that I didnt understand, so honestly I didn't get a lot from it. If I understood correctly there wasn't a lot of difference?
August 6, 2010 10:53:09 PM

lol in computing world that's lot. don't go into nitty gritty now my friend.
my advice, Momentus.
August 6, 2010 11:04:52 PM

alright :)  do you perchance have one?
August 6, 2010 11:46:17 PM

No, i am pc enthusiast. not Laptop crap lover.

and i see where this is going. you are going to point fingers at me as how i can suggest you this. well then my friend please stop visiting internet and go test every product yourself Thankless, good day.

August 6, 2010 11:50:29 PM

what? No I'm only looking for help, I didn't mean to offend you
August 6, 2010 11:54:08 PM

ahan? Sorry then.

for once at least tell your budget.
August 7, 2010 12:07:39 AM

around 100 dollars
August 7, 2010 9:24:59 AM

Your current: Momentus 5400.6 SATA 3Gb/s 250-GB Hard Drive ? right?

Should upgrade to: For 640gig: Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT.
For 500gig: Seagate Momentus 7200 FDE.2 ST9500421AS.