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Upgrading Laptop Harddrive


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#1 BobLoblaw

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:23 AM

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50-105NR and I'm looking to upgrade the 160gb 5400rpm HDD. However, I don't exactly know what to buy. I'm currently looking at these two drives.

320gb 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136280

320gb 5400rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

Would the 7200rpm create a lot more heat? Any other suggestions would be appreciated as I've never dealt with a laptop before. I'm also looking for an external enclosure for the old drive. Thanks.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:24 AM

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:02 AM

I'm not able to do that since I can't boot into windows, which is one of the reasons why I'm getting a new HDD. Here are the specs from the manual.

AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs
QL-60 Athlon (1.9GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive
2048MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:10 AM

What kind of port does it say it has anything about SATA or IDE?

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:35 AM

It didn't list that anywhere (which I thought was odd) but I was able to find the drive that is currently installed by searching for the part number.

485035-001
160GB SATA hard drive - 5,400 RPM, 2.5in form factor, 9.5mm thick

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:45 AM

Id recommend this one: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 59.99




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