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Upgrading Notebook Hard Drive, Power Considerations?

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Last response: in Storage
August 10, 2010 11:10:32 PM


I'd like to upgrade my current notebook's hard drive, a really slow 4200 RPM hdd. In any case I'd like to replace it with a WD1600BEKT, a 2.5" notebook hdd with 7200 rpm specs.

But I'm worried, the notebook is pretty recent, around 2008 - but since 4200 rpm was the default hdd, can the notebook support a 7200 rpm upgrade? Would I need to worry about power requirements? Or does the fact that its a SATA drive make it universally compatible in power requirements, despite the RPM's?

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a b G Storage
August 11, 2010 1:24:48 AM

you should be fine with the upgrade. you might see a slight loss in power usage, but it will be small (almost insignificant IMO)