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Upgrading internal hard drive for HP dm1-3200sa notebook


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#1 cosmos600

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:27 AM

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I am thinking of upgrading my internal hard drive which is sata 320gb 7200rpm. But I do not have original os discs etc. please could someone help, is it an easy process without the discs, the computer was bought second hand, and what type of up grade is worth the time and money is it possible to put 1tb hard drive in system. Have recently upgraded
ram extra 4gb. Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:46 AM

Hi, you could use a cloning software to clone the current hard drive exactly to the new drive without having to reinstall Windows or purchasing the original OS disc. If you're running out of space, then a 1TB hard drive upgrade would be certainly suitable. 


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:20 AM

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Thanks for your reply. Do I have to keep the rmp the same as the original hard drive - that is 7200rmp or can I go lower. Also are there any good online tutorials about how I go about cloning software.

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:06 AM

No, you can choose any 2.5inch 1TB drive that is SATA, whether it is 5400rpm, 7200rpm etc. There is a cloning software called Macrium Reflect which is a well regarded and easy software to use. Below is a detailed video how to clone the hard drive using Macrium Reflect. 

 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

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Thanks for the information. Could you recommend a forum that teaches about what to look for when upgrading a hard drive for laptops. As do not understand the difference between the speeds say 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm. Also do I have to look at my BIOS on the laptop to match a new hard drive would the western digital 750GB blue internal 2.5 inch sata 8MB cache be suitable. 

 
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

 

 

Short for Revolutions Per Minute, RPM is used to help determine the access time on computer hard drives. RPM is a measurement of how many revolutions a computer's hard drive makes in a single minute. The higher the RPM, the faster the data will be accessed; for example, if you were comparing two hard drives, one with 5400 RPM and another with 7200 RPM, the hard drive with a 7200 RPM will be capable of accessing data much faster than the other.

Source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/r/rpm.htm

 

No, you do not have to check the Bios to match the new drive and the Western Digital Blue 750GB should be suitable. 


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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