I am considering upgrading my laptops hardrive. I currently have a 5400 RPM 500gb hdd. I was just wondering if upgrading to a 7200 RPM drive would give me much of a performance increase. I have 2 usable partitions on the drive, and a recovery partition. I have heard about drive cloning, but I have not heard if it can be done with multiple partitions. I would like to do this without installing Windows if possible. Thank you for your help in advance.
Not really good in this area but, I think
1. Get a external Hard drive
2. use something like norton ghost, then clone it to that, externaL HDD
3. take old Hard drive out
4. put new hard drive in lappy, then plug the USB HDD into the lappy
5.go to bios, use boot order first is the USB then so on
5. then copy the external one to the internal one in the Laptop.
follow the instructions and it makes an exact copy of the contents on drive A to drive B. The catch (and this is why I asked you how big the HDD was) is that drive B needs to be at least the same size as drive A, if not larger, for it to work.
I think you could use freeware Aomei Partition Assistant Home, it has the feature directly migrate your current system to the new HDD without re-installing OS and re-configuring your programs. You can see this review on PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,222251-order,... they speak highly of it
Getting the new HDD will help a little bit for accessing the data and upgrading the ram will help a good amount....i upgrades my laptop ram from 4 to 8 gb and i saw a huge increase on an already fast laptop