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Join Date: Jun 2009
hard drive upgrade question - 07-24-2009, 03:02 AM
I want to install a bigger hard drive on my 10v. I have a 16gb SSD right now. I love the speed, but need more space as the 10v is becoming my main PC. I would upgrade to a 64gb SSD if I could afford it, but I can't. I was wondering if it is possible to install a 2.5" 7200 RPM SATA drive on the 10v? Also, how much of a performance hit would I experience?
I was looking at this one: Seagate ST9250410AS Momentus 7200.4 Hard Drive - 250GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, 2.5", SATA at TigerDirect.com
Please share your knowledge.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
07-24-2009, 05:25 AM
Yes, this is possible... any 2.5" SATA drive will work in your Mini 10v.
You may want to consider a few things though when upgrading the drive :
3. Power consumption
The larger and "faster" the HDD, the poorer it will be in terms of netbook use. Using a 7200 rpm may end up draining your battery, being noisy and causing heat issues... generally all of the things you do not want in a netbook.
I would recommend snagging a Western Digital 5400 rpm. You can usually get those pretty cheap.
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northeast, PA
07-26-2009, 05:03 PM
I don't see why not as long as it is a standard 2.5" SATA drive.
Also, I noticed my 7200 rpm drive vibrated a little more than I liked in the Mini 10v, so I put in a 320GB 5400rpm drive and it doesn't vibrate at all.
Join Date: Jul 2009
07-27-2009, 12:13 AM
Definitaly the slower the spin the lower the noise and heat and less drain on the battery. I was thinking about going to a 64GB SSD myself, but damn the prices are as much as I paid for this thing. Not really worth it imo.
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Join Date: Jan 2009
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07-27-2009, 11:53 PM
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