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Changing Hard drive on Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E7010 - HELP

by caius27 / November 21, 2004 10:03 PM PST

Hi everyone,
I would like to replace the 20GB 4200rpm hard drive of my two yeard old Fujitsu-Siemens Laptop E7010 (Windows Xp professional) but I am not sure about what would be a good substitute.
I was thinking about a Seagate momentus 60GB 5400rpm, but when I asked the FS support they told that is not certified and they gave a list of pretty old and crap drives that are certified. Has anyone a tip for that?

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Re: Changing Hard drive on Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E7010 -
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2004 10:10 PM PST

Here's part of the issue. The slower 4200 drives likely use less power and generate less heat. So the issue may be that they wanted to meet some operating temperature specification (the entire environment of the laptop).

Given it's rather new, I'd chance the change to 60GB.


PS. NO ONE will guarantee the results.

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by caius27 / November 21, 2004 11:15 PM PST

Thanks Bob,
I am aware that the heat is the main issue.
I thought that the new seagate 60GB 5400rpm has all the fancy technology to reduce heat and it should produce just a little bit more heat than my old drive.
FS did not test this drive, of course, but it should be fine but there is no guarantee..
What do you think?

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(NT) (NT) I think I would try it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 1:03 AM PST
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