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krighton krighton is offline
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Default Can a 10v handle a Scorpio Blue 400gb drive - 07-23-2009, 08:54 PM

just curious, i'm sure the overall best way to go (speed wise) is a SSD drive, but i could only afford a 64gb SSD...also wanted to put OSX on it, so if that's my primary plan is the SSD really the only option in regards to MAC performance on the 10v. Or could i get away with a drive like the Scorpio Blue 400gb.
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Default 07-23-2009, 09:11 PM

Any standard 2.5" SATA laptop drive should work, including Scorpio Blues. Performance will be fine.

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Default 07-27-2009, 11:51 PM

I set one up with a Scorpio Black 320 GB drive. Performance is more than fine.
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Default 07-28-2009, 01:24 PM

I used a Seagate 320GB 7200 rpm drive, but the vibration was noticeable and the unit was slightly louder than a 5400rpm drive. I ended up swapping it back out for a 5400 rpm 320GB one, and now it runs nearly silent. I'd think about an SSD, but 64GB just isn't big enough for me, and 320GB is like $60.

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