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Acer Aspire V3 Hard Drive

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January 1, 2013 12:44:04 AM

I'm getting the Acer Aspire V3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and from reviews I found out that the 5400RPM hard drive wasn't very good. I'm not sure what to look for in a hard drive other than total gbs and RPM, or if it will even be compatible. I just want to know what makes a hard drive compatible and what hard drive would help to improve this laptop (preferably under $100).
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a b D Laptop
January 1, 2013 12:53:01 AM

Find a 2.5" form factor 750gb or less with 7200RPM spindle (the 1 tb's are sometimes too tall for laptops). NewEgg to hard drives, select those components then start doing some comparisons/review readings.

Also, look at the Seagate Momentus XT (750gb new version). It's hybrid and getting some good reviews, but is about $125-150. The 500gb is under $100 but doesn't have near the performance of the 750gb.
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January 1, 2013 1:04:14 AM

On the Acer website it says that the Aspires have "available dual hard drives". Does this change anything about what hard drive I should buy?
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a b D Laptop
January 1, 2013 1:16:41 AM

If that's the case and yours supports dual, I'd get an SSD as the boot drive, and use the 5400 as a data drive!
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January 1, 2013 1:36:13 AM

Ok, but SSD tends to be smaller and more expensive, so I may just go for your original idea
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a b D Laptop
January 1, 2013 2:05:28 AM

That works too, and when you get more funds, keep the SSD idea in the forefront of your mind, the speed increase you get is phenomenal.
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January 1, 2013 2:58:19 AM

Best answer selected by fincobb.
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a c 248 D Laptop
February 23, 2013 4:26:53 PM

Hi :) 

CLOSING due to age... but please start another thread if you are still having problems , which I will answer promptly...

All the best Brett :) 
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