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CallMeMonkey
post Dec 10 2009, 07:19 PM, updated 9y ago

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Hi all,

I have dell laptop and i am planning to change my internal harddisk.

is it all the internal harddisk all the same? can i just change my dell internal harddisk to the one sold in the shop?

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post Dec 10 2009, 07:23 PM

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Ya, make sure the socket is same and size is 2.5". Netbook uses 1.8" hdd usually.
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post Dec 10 2009, 07:31 PM

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yes. just go to computer shop and ask them about 2.5" harddisk.

unscrew the bottom of your laptop and take out the old harddisk.

and then just put and wired the new harddisk.

kinda easy actually.

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post Dec 10 2009, 07:32 PM

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have to confirm whether IDE or SATA.
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post Dec 10 2009, 07:33 PM

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thanks for the reply guys

do 2.5" harddisk have different speed? I kinda like my current one, only that it have sooooooo little space.

i dont want any drop in performance after i changed it sweat.gif
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post Dec 10 2009, 07:33 PM

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and remember get 7.2k rpm notebook hdd.

Addendum: Normal HDD is 5.4k rpm , if you change yours to 7.2k , you'll notice a significant gain in performance. smile.gif And usually the main reason people complaining their computer slow is due to the slow hdd.

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post Dec 10 2009, 07:34 PM

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QUOTE(NaMyzarC @ Dec 10 2009, 07:32 PM)
have to confirm whether IDE or SATA.
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anyway to confirm it without opening my laptop?


Added on December 10, 2009, 7:35 pm
QUOTE(Andy0625 @ Dec 10 2009, 07:33 PM)
and remember get 7.2k rpm notebook hdd.
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thanks, how do i check whether the hdd is 7.2k rpm or not?

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post Dec 10 2009, 07:36 PM

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QUOTE(CallMeMonkey @ Dec 10 2009, 07:34 PM)
anyway to confirm it without opening my laptop?


Added on December 10, 2009, 7:35 pm
thanks, how do i check whether the hdd is 7.2k rpm or not?
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Try download Everest Ultimate , you can check your hdd whether it's 5.4k or 7.2k and what interface it is.
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post Dec 10 2009, 07:40 PM

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if u got $$ to burn, get the SSD HDD brows.gif
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post Dec 10 2009, 07:41 PM

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QUOTE(Andy0625 @ Dec 10 2009, 07:36 PM)
Try download Everest Ultimate , you can check your hdd whether it's 5.4k or 7.2k and what interface it is.
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turns out that my laptop have 5.4k rpm. is it okay if i change it to 7.2k?

edit : ops, just read your edited post above. thanks

Thanks all for clearing my doubt. case closed rclxms.gif

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