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Top Student
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Message 11 of 15 (5,598 Views)

Re: HP Pavilion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

All,

 

Thanks for all the comments - I have a Dv6646 machine - I already have 4GB of SODRAM and purchased the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 RPM SATA drive WD3200BEKT because of the reviews (7200 RPM that uses the power of a 5400 RPM drive).  Other posts on this site supported the WD product choice. 

 

I will also perform a custom install of the Win 7 HP 64-bit OS and will report back with any heat issues or boot up concerns.  I do not believe there will be any issues, but you never know. 

 

BTW: There is a special SATA adapter that HP uses on certain series notebooks that allow a standard SATA drive to press down onto the mobo. Just be mindful of this when upgrading. One can reuse the connector/adapter that comes with the original drive; it just slides off.

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Message 12 of 15 (3,923 Views)

Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

I noticed that Wester Digital HD3200BEKT is a "Bare Drive", it appears to not have a case like what is in my laptop now. Will this plug in as is, or would I have to put it in some type of case?

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Re: HP Pavillion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

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You should only need to slide the plastic adapter off the pins of the old hdd to use on the new one and it will plug right in.

 

 

 

 

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Student
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Message 14 of 15 (3,007 Views)

Re: HP Pavilion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade

All really good information,but I noticed that the 7200 (WD) had less cache then the 5400 (WD)

I'll be using Cubase for audio recording and the 7200 is a good idea but the 5400 has more cache and is made for A/V

Decisions!!!

Thanks for the information

Any more suggestions would be great

Thanks

T

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Message 15 of 15 (2,989 Views)

Re: HP Pavilion DV6000 Hard drive upgrade


Rizzitech wrote:

All really good information,but I noticed that the 7200 (WD) had less cache then the 5400 (WD)


The Seagate Momentus 750GB 7200RPM 2.5" 9.5mm height HDD (model # ST9750420AS) has a 16MB cache, same as the 500GB WD 5400RPM.  I recently installed one in my wife's dv9700 notebook.

 

 

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