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Thread: Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help

  1. Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help
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    Hi,

    I have a Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit installed and 3GB RAM 667MHz.
    I want to upgrade my hdd. But I am not sure which model is the most suitable for my computer.

    There are two options: 7200 rpm or 5400 rpm HDD.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of these type of HDDs?

    If I buy a 7200 rpm HDD, will I have a problem with heat and noise?
    If you can give me some HDD model names which you suggest, it will be better for me.

    Thanks.

  2. Re: Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help
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    > There are two options: 7200 rpm or 5400 rpm HDD.
    > What are the advantages and disadvantages of these type of HDDs?
    The 7200rpm HDD is faster than the or 5400 rpm HDD. This helps to read and write the data faster on the HDD but to be honest; in most cases this difference is not noticeable…

    > If I buy a 7200 rpm HDD, will I have a problem with heat and noise?
    No, usually you should not get any problems… both type of HDD are compatible with notebooks…

    > If you can give me some HDD model names which you suggest, it will be better for me.
    To be honest you can use any 2.5” SATA HDD. The SATA controller is not limited to an HDD capacity so you can take any HDD of your choice…

  3. Re: Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help
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    There are different opinions in the forums.
    What are your suggestions to buy a new hdd?
    Which brand is the best : Samsung, Seagate or WD?

  4. Re: Satellite A100-003 (PSAARE) - HDD Upgrade Help
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    There are different HDDs from different manufactures… I don’t have any favorite brand.
    I've got Toshiba and Hitachi HDDs but other manufactures provide good quality too.

    I think you should read some articles or search in google for some feedbacks from different users who already tried a favorite HDD…

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