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Toshiba Satellite L300 Hard Drive

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February 6, 2013 1:41:34 AM

So as title says, I have a toshiba satellite L300 laptop.

Sounds like the hard drive is starting to make noises, and sometimes the laptop freezes completely with a "zipping" or "scratching" noise i guess is a way to describe it. For the laptops, Is it any 2.5inch drive that goes in there? I pulled it out to look at it, it looks like a tiny sata drive (i have only one laptop and i havent had to do anything on it till now, so just going with what i know)

Generally those hard drives are 5400rpm? would there be a problem if i got a 7200rpm?

Need about 250GB HDD could someone maybe suggestion a decent one to replace the current one?



i was thinking of this drive;
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

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February 6, 2013 4:23:50 AM

Any 2.5" SATA drive should work. There should be no problem using a 7200 rpm HDD, 5400 rpm HDD's are used because they are less expensive and they also draw less power so the battery lasts longer. I might suggest an SSD though if you can budget it, it uses even less power and the speed is impressive IMO.
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February 6, 2013 9:07:20 AM

C12Friedman said:
Any 2.5" SATA drive should work. There should be no problem using a 7200 rpm HDD, 5400 rpm HDD's are used because they are less expensive and they also draw less power so the battery lasts longer. I might suggest an SSD though if you can budget it, it uses even less power and the speed is impressive IMO.
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thanks, well it's just to make it work, i was thinking ssd as well. but paying lets say around 100$~115$ for a decent drive and sticking it in a 4year old comp doesnt make sense to me ;) . I was reading the WD scorpio black, "supposedly" it draws same power as 5400RPM so will be good, 7200rpm will be an upgrade enough ;) 

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February 6, 2013 9:07:27 AM

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