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#1 marron2

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

I would like to know,if i can change from a 5400 rpm drive to a 7200 rpm drive in my HP PAVILION DV 9000 series laptop.My current harddrive is busy failing.
The one thats in now,is a 500G 5400RPM 2HDD FX dv9600 Hard Drive
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hi marron2,

Yes you can change it as long as
1. The interface is the same. IDE for IDE and SATA for SATA Yours is most likely a SATA drive
2. The size is the same 1.8" or 2.5" or 3.5" Yours should be a 2.5"
3. The thickness is the same. You will have to measure yours. usually 7.0 mm or 9.5mm Usually 9.5mm.

Then you need to decide whether to clone the old drive or do a fresh load of Windows.
In what way is the old drive failing?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Western Digital Scorpio Black wd5000bpkt 500GB 7200 RPM - $75 - This is a pretty fast drive with 5 years warrant to it.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

Hallo To all,

Thank you for the advice to far.I did a internal drive test from HP,and the code i get,indicate bad and unrepairable sectors on the drive.In general,drive is extremely slow,and soemtiems just freeze up.calling a a reboot.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

If that's what the results are then it's best to replace the hard drive.

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