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bimmerguy
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HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

I have Pavillion laptop, specifically DV6208nr, it currently has a 100 gb hard drive and I'd like to upgrade to more capacity.  I see plenty of drives for the DV6000 family, but should I be looking for a hard drive for DV6208nr?  Thanks, 
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

Current hard drive:  100GB SATA 1.5Gb/s hard drive - 5,400 RPM, 2.5in form factor, 9.5mm thick

You need to purchase a 2.5 in, 5400 RPM SATA HDD

 

Here is a link to some drives that will work for you, I'd personally recommend Seagate.

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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

Kalt, Thanks for the info.  Best, C.
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

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i don't get it, why did u give him only 5400rpm ?

if i will be you, i will search some 7200 rpm

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=2682&name=2.5-Inch-SATA-7200-RPM-Hard-Drives&Nav=|c:2676|&Sort=0&Recs=10

or 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380%201035915133%201035507776&name=7200%20RPM&ActiveSearchResult=True

 

if u will use 7200, u will see diferent, for example most PC's have 7200

i have 160GB 5400 and this hdd make my notebook much slower

 

i recomend seagate and Western-Digital

Message Edited by Tomek_ on 07-12-2009 12:08 PM
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade


Tomek_ wrote:

i don't get it, why did u give him only 5400rpm ?

if i will be you, i will search some 7200 rpm

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=2682&name=2.5-Inch-SATA-7200-RPM-Hard-Drives&Nav=|c:2676|&Sort=0&Recs=10

or 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380%201035915133%201035507776&name=7200%20RPM&ActiveSearchResult=True

 

if u will use 7200, u will see diferent, for example most PC's have 7200

i have 160GB 5400 and this hdd make my notebook much slower

 

i recomend seagate and Western-Digital

Message Edited by Tomek_ on 07-12-2009 12:08 PM

 

Uses more power, and runs a bit warmer...
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Kalt wrote:
Uses more power, and runs a bit warmer...

ok, u are right

ofcourse it depends what user doing on his lap, if he use it in home he dont care about power

what diferent is betwen 5400 and 7200rpm made by same producer ?

example

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=377

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=482

 

warmer, but only a bit :smileywink: 

u have to think what u will buy, and what u will need

 

 

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bimmerguy
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

I took a look on Newegg and it appears that the
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal

has the best reviews.  I am a little concerned about the drive running a little warmer, but I guess i could get a cooling pad to off set the additional heat.  My laptop runs on Vista and I noticed that it's a bit slow to process at times and it appears that having a faster drive may reduce the lag time?

 

Thanks for all the comments.  

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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

it can be few reasons

ure system is slow :smileywink: 

u need  defragmentation

wiruses 

to much instaled programs

to much runing programs

to much efects (solution bellow)

slow hdd

 

try to search some info on google about hdd speed, its difficult for me because i dont know senteses in english, as u can see my eng its very poor :smileywink: 

 

propably there is a way to reduce rpm, i dont know how

 

effects (work with XP and vista)

Control Panel\System \ advance system settings \ performance settings

i have checked only "show thumbnails" and "use visualisation styles" (the last one)

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tony_jeffree
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

I just upgraded my Pavillion dv6552ea from 160 GB to 320 GB with the faster (7200 RPM) spin speed. Machine runs faster - partly as a result of also upgrading to 4 gigs of RAM, but bootup is noticeably quicker. Original and replacements were both Fujitsu drives.

 

Regards,

Tony

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bimmerguy
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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

Thanks for all the comments.  I am upgrading the hard drive on another computer first, and then I'll get to this one.  Thanks again for all the input.

 

Chip

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