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Hello,

 

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.

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Hi:

 

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.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295877

 

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...

 

Hard Drive SATA Caddy Connector For HP TX1000 HDD adapter [NEW]

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Hello Paul,

 

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?

 

Thank you

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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.

 

 

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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.

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You're very welcome.

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