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ThinkPad R61i 8932 replacement drive

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April 11, 2012 10:35:04 PM

Does anyone know where I can purchase a high quality replacement hard drive for a Lenovo ThinkPad R61i 8932H2U? I've got a 160 GB right now, but I'd like to upgrade to either 320 GB or 500 GB.

Does anyone know if has quality drives (and good prices)?

Thanks in advance!

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a c 260 G Storage
April 11, 2012 10:56:05 PM
Just make sure you select the same interface.
April 11, 2012 11:28:06 PM

Thanks, Rolli59.

So essentially any 2.5" SATA drive will work?

Also, does anyone know how much more power the 7200 RPM drives use over the 5400 RPM? Is it worth having more speed?
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a c 260 G Storage
April 11, 2012 11:34:14 PM

I personally would not worry to much about the speed but that would be relative to the price difference. That is I would not pay a high premium for 7200rpm.
April 19, 2012 12:11:02 AM

I ended up getting the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB 7200 RPM 16MB hard drive. A bit noisier/more vibration (only because I can hear/feel it at all) than the stock WD 160 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, but so far a really awesome hard drive. I just hope it lasts at least 5 years (it has a 5-year warranty though I know that doesn't mean much). I used WD Align to align it after I'd cloned my old XP drive, and it's twice as fast as the old drive! Opening files is almost instantaneous in many cases. And whereas it used to take 3-4 minutes from pressing the start button to the hard drive idling, it now takes about 1.75 minutes. (I know this is so slow to many people anyway, but it's a HUGE improvement for me.)
April 22, 2012 8:52:01 PM

Best answer selected by thinkpadlover.