04-08-2017 02:06 PM
My laptop has started a sound like the spinning of the hard drive, but with a loud sound. Anyhow, I figured I need to change it, but I don't know what kind to get? Can I get a 7200 rpm HD ?
Thank you in advance for helping me.
04-08-2017 02:16 PM - edited 04-08-2017 02:21 PM
Yes, you can get a 7,200 RPM drive.
I wouldn't go bigger than 320 GB though.
Here is the service manual...chapter 4 will have the hard drive R&R procedures.
There will probably be an interface you have to remove from the old hard drive to put on the new one, that is not shown in the manual.
It looks like this...
04-09-2017 10:15 AM
Thanks for the link it's very helpful. However, on page 51, where it talks about the spare part numbers for the hard drives, there is no 7200rpm listed. Could this be because the laptop is old? Would a 7200rpm would work even though there are none listed on the hard drive spare parts list?
04-09-2017 10:39 AM
You're very welcome.
HP probably didn't offer any for that model series.
I have used 7,200 RPM hard drives in HP notebooks older than yours and they work fine.
The only difference is the 7,200 RPM hard drives may generate a tiny bit more heat, and use up the battery charge a tiny bit faster, because of the faster RPM's over a 5,400 RPM drive.
Because your notebook has an Intel processor, depending on your budget, you may even want to opt for a solid state drive.
If you don't keep many files and programs on your PC, a 120 GB or 240 GB SSD would be fine.
One of those would really pep up your PC.
04-09-2017 12:04 PM
Thanik you very much for the information, I will buy the hard drive on the link you provided since it's faster and a good size. BTW, I found the exact same part that's originally installed for $30 at Best Buys.
I will let you know what happens.