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10-07-2011 12:16 PM
HP Compaq 8510w notebook
HDD is broken
I had a question about the replacement of my HDD. Last week I had a lot of problems with my HDD so I decided to buy a new one before this one is really broken.
When I was looking around I found the HDD Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB. It is a great upgrade by perfomance and by capacity so this HDD was the first choice of my.
Last day I went to the store and they told me that this HDD need some special support from the BIOS to operate at the maximum level of 1 TB. (I heared terms of 48 bits LBA etc (?) )
The question now is, will my laptop support this HDD?
I'm looking forward to your answer.
10-07-2011 05:58 PM
I think you're pushing it. The specs call for a max of a 250GB 5,400 RPM HDD, or a 200 GB 7,200 RPM HDD.
If I were you, I would keep it to the 320 - 500 GB range. I'd go for a 7,200 RPM drive as well, for better seek time--unless you are really conservative about battery performance.
What I don't know is if the machine will take a SATA II HDD. I imagine it would.
10-08-2011 09:43 AM
There is no need a 1TB hard drive in a laptop. Bigger hard drives are getting slower when more and more data are stored in. I agree with Paul, buy a hard drive up to 320GB with 7200rpm, restore the factory settings (recovery disks) and keep your data externally. I use a 180GB solid state drive for my operating systems and for personal files and data use an external hard drive plus a network media hub..
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