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randywall35
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hp pavilion dv6000 hard drive upgrade, want to go big

hi everyone, im looking to upgrade my hard drive, i have a 160gb in there now, and i need more storage space. the one i have looks similar to these, can anyone tell me if i can use them?

 

Hewlett-Packard (HP) 603784-001 - 500GB 7.2K SATA 2.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Hewlett-Packard (HP) 615808-001 - 640GB 5.4K RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

 

will they work for dv6000? does firmware have anything to do with compatibility? also, the 500gb is 7.2k rpm, the one im using now is  5.4krpm, will the machine run faster with a faster rpm or does that not play a role? thanks for the help here guys....

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banhien
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Re: hp pavilion dv6000 hard drive upgrade, want to go big

Hi,

 

I would definitely go for the 7200RPM. Machine will run faster but depending on how do you use the machine. You can even go for a bigger (capacity) HDD and from other vendor.

 

Good luck.

BH
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Re: hp pavilion dv6000 hard drive upgrade, want to go big

thanks for the reply! I was leaning for the 500GB 7200 rpm if the speed made a significant difference... 500GB is already enough storage space

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banhien
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Re: hp pavilion dv6000 hard drive upgrade, want to go big

Hi,

 

"significant difference" ? Not much, as mentioned above: depending on how do you use the machine. But the cost/performce ratio is better than the 5400RPM.

 

Regards.

BH
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