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  1. Pluses:
    * 7200 RPM instead of 5400 RPM so everything is faster. It's hard to say how much quicker stuff loads but I feel like I can notice a pretty big difference. Coming out of hibernation in particular definitely seems a lot faster.
    * I get a "free" 100 gig 2.5" USB external drive since I bought a cheap enclosure
    * Did I mention it's faster?

    Minuses:
    * I can feel a slight bit of vibration when I have my hands resting on the edge of the laptop
    * Draws a little more power so my battery life will be a little lower
    * Seems a little louder I guess. The box said it was "2.5 bels," I guess that sounds better than "25 decibels."
    * Relatively expensive per GB

    Overall I think it's worth it, especially since it's the only real upgrade I could do to this laptop, other than swapping a 1GB RAM stick for a 2GB, but that wouldn't do much. It was a pain in the ass to find out how to clone my HD over to the new one, but then I found a program called Acronis MigrateEasy which had an uncrippled trial period, and that did the trick with no fuss.

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    2. Planky

      Planky

      Bucket said:

      Hmm. I've already used a BIOS setting that allows me to prioritize the drives. I can't imagine what else I can change to rectify this.



      To fix it now would require effectively reinstalling Windows. If you did go down this path, I would recommend removing the IDE drive to force it to install on the SATA drive, then add the IDE back in. You would also have to remove the boot sector from the IDE drive.

      There may be partition tools that are able to shift the boot files between drives. Either way, you should get your data backed up before you attempt anything like that.

    3. myk

      myk

      GGG said:
      Unless it's on your keychain.

      Right... or I was thinking the older and heavier 400 MB drive I have stored away could be attached to a tough chain, to be used as a vicious flail for home defense needs.

    4. BoldEnglishman

      BoldEnglishman

      myk said:

      Right... or I was thinking the older and heavier 400 MB drive I have stored away could be attached to a tough chain, to be used as a vicious flail for home defense needs.


      Packing quite a byte I see :)

      Sorry couldn't resist...

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