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June 28, 2011 3:43:32 AM

Hello,
im computer stupid so if someone could help me that would be awesome. is there a way to upgrade a laptop hard drive from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm

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June 28, 2011 3:46:19 AM

Yes. Just buy a 7200RPM drive.
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June 28, 2011 6:06:39 AM

^ That's a bit of a braindead answer don't you think? :) 

I short, no, a hard drive cannot be "upgraded" in terms of speed. You can only buy a new hard drive. I don't know if it's worth it though, it uses more power and runs hotter, and the performance increase isn't much at all. If you need a larger HDD, then I'd say buy a new one, but just to get that little extra speed, no.
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June 28, 2011 8:18:49 AM

You can replace a 5400rpm drive with a 7200rpm drive, but it's a bit of a pain to set up.

It's easiest if you use a program like Ghost to copy the contents of the 5400rpm drive onto the 7200rpm drive with both of them connected to a desktop computer.

Then put the 7200rpm drive into the laptop, cross your fingers, and boot.
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June 28, 2011 8:34:08 AM

If you really want your laptop to pick up the pace get a SSD for it. I did for the laptops we have here and it is a major difference.
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June 28, 2011 7:25:27 PM

Agreed skip the RPM drives and go SSD for a major increase in spped.
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November 25, 2011 2:06:00 AM

Wamphryi said:
If you really want your laptop to pick up the pace get a SSD for it. I did for the laptops we have here and it is a major difference.



What is a SSD in layman's terms :D  I was thinking of more memory for my Toshiba laptop. (Our iTunes takes up too much space. )Woudl SSD make a difference?

thanks a bunch.
Janice
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November 25, 2011 2:48:02 AM

ummm 5400 rpm VS 7200 rpm is like engine revolution, higher number is faster so you can access the data quicker, SSD is like rocket, its super quick, But it is more expansive so you have to have a smaller fuel tank and can stores less.

I think what you are interested are hard drive space, its measured in gigabyte or terabyte so you could get 250Gb, 320Gb, 500Gb, 750Gb, ITB, 2TB depend on which one you got already.

yes you can upgrade HDD, just makesure the one you get are 2.5" small form harddrive or you can get an external harddrive if you need more space.
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November 25, 2011 2:58:38 PM

SSDs don't have the storage capacity that regular SATA 5400 and 7200 hard drives have, not even close. I doubt the OP could get by with his laptop on a 60 or even 120gb SSD.

I would never use a 5400 RPM hard drive in my computers, even though others seem to think it isn't a big deal. My butt dyno notices the difference, not scientifically speaking.
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November 30, 2011 1:29:13 AM

zhihao50 said:
ummm 5400 rpm VS 7200 rpm is like engine revolution, higher number is faster so you can access the data quicker, SSD is like rocket, its super quick, But it is more expansive so you have to have a smaller fuel tank and can stores less.

I think what you are interested are hard drive space, its measured in gigabyte or terabyte so you could get 250Gb, 320Gb, 500Gb, 750Gb, ITB, 2TB depend on which one you got already.

yes you can upgrade HDD, just makesure the one you get are 2.5" small form harddrive or you can get an external harddrive if you need more space.



thanks. I have an external drive.....moved my itunes music files over there but was afraid to delete them from the C drive...we have a lot of songs I don't want to lose. You do that with your iTunes, or do you have that? dumb question :na:  thanks.
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November 30, 2011 2:24:07 AM

hard drive like everything else in a computer can fail. There is always that small chance, so its up to you to decide if you want to risk loosing the data. I always find it a good idea to store all of my important data on at least 2 separate drives.

Itune can manage your music file off an external drive.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1364
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November 30, 2011 2:44:21 AM

thanks, I'll try it tomorrow!

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November 30, 2011 12:46:02 PM

iTunes link for moving music worked, thanks a bunch!
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