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#1 hisuka2001


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:55 AM

I want to upgrade my laptop hdd which is currently 40Gb, to around 160Gb or 80Gb at the least. I'm using an old Toshiba satellite a60-330 laptop with a 256 DDR1 RAM that was added another 1Gb of memory through a local service center. I don't know much about upgrading a laptop. By replacing the old 40Gb with a 160Gb of HDD should I also replace the power supply? Are there other things I need to know to consider in the upgrade of the HDD for besides the HDD having an IDE socket?

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:43 AM

should I also replace the power supply

No need to. Laptops are different than desktops
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:51 PM

One other consideration, if you use the laptop with only the battery a lot then you may want to stay with a 5400 rpm speed hdd, the faster 7200 rpm hdds will use more power. We are talking about a negligible difference in performance in most cases.

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