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Hard drive advice?

by noah2241 / January 22, 2008 11:09 AM PST

I currently have a dell inspiron e1505 with a 120gb 5400rpm hard drive and want to go up to something bigger. My choices are a 250gb 5400 hd and a 200gb 7200 rpm hard drive for about $35 more. Is the speed of the 7200 fast enough to really make a big difference to my system to compensate for less space?

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Which OS CD do you have.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 11:16 AM PST
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XP for instance is limited to 127GB.

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specs
by noah2241 / January 22, 2008 11:25 AM PST
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My system is Dell Inspiron e1505, 2gb ram, 256 ati radeon hypermemory, Windows Vista Home premium, 120gb 5400rpm hd, intel core 2 duo 1.6ghz

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Go for the 7200. Yes, battery time drops but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 12:01 AM PST
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It appears you are attempting to configure a laptop for gaming so battery time is a non-issue.

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7200rpm drives reduce battery life and increase heat
by ramarc / January 22, 2008 9:55 PM PST
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unless your laptop is rarely on the go, you might want to stick with the 5400rpm 250gb drive.

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